Brian McLaren is amazing to me. He has become something of the sage of the "Emerging Church" of the 21st century, that is to say, he has a gift for seeing the trends in our culture, in our lives, and in the Church as it lurches along trying to be (as the apostle Paul would put it) "all things to all people." Brian will be speaking at St. Paul's next spring, and more on that as we get closer.
Last month, Brian spoke at the Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina, a gathering of Emerging Church thinkers. Here is a video of some of his remarks, along with a few from Phyliss Tickel and a few other interesting folks. It is worth five minutes of your time and a lot more than that in your thought and prayers: