I recently read Blue Like Jazz, and enjoyed it — even though Miller says he had never “read through the Bible at all” (p. 236). It seems to me to be a good picture of post-modernity and the way post-moderns think, portraying the whole “feeling mentality” and deprioritization of rationality. If you’ve not read it, you can find an interesting review of it here: http://www.challies.com/archives/000995.php
Personally, I found it challenged my traditional (not necessarily my biblical) thinking about right and wrong and reminded me that people can be Christian and, sadly, not be part of a church family.
It also reawakened me to the reality that “thus saith the Lord” preaching (my frequent style), is less and less effective in helping those who live in Miller’s world. This is troubling, not because I cannot preach in any other way, but because many traditional Christians will not truck another preaching style. That means we either minister to them or to those who live in Donald Miller’s world.
Hmm…. I wonder… WWJD?