Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World

by Brian D. McLaren. Jericho Books, 2012.

This resource serves as an entry into interfaith conversation, using interfaith reflection as a way to reclaim the best of the Christian faith while honoring differences with others.


can you be a committed Christian without having to condemn or convert people of other faiths? is it possible to affirm other religious traditions without watering down your own?

Best For

new Christians


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Reflect on the book's two primary questions by studying this resource together in a new member class.
  • Refer to this resource while participating in conversations with people of different faiths.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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