Went to the Gaither's tonight to listen to Brian McLaren talk about his new book Everything Must Change. Brian was a pastor for 24 years in the DC area, and has been a prolific writer for the past few years. He retired two years ago in order to write and travel. He is a controversial figure and is considered the elder statesman for the emergent church movement. I'll go into more detail later. His comments were very interesting, right on for much of it, although there are some possible theological hindrances.
I'll learn more about them Friday morning, as I drive Brian to Goshen College. It will be just me and Brian for 2 hours, of course I need to pick him up at 6:30 am, yikes. He and I had a good laugh about the time. Apparently he's not a morning person either.
So, why offer to drive him, when I have work to do? Glad you asked. This gives me a chance to talk to and learn from one of the leading church speakers. He's controversial, but I gain the opportunity to pick his brain for 2 hours and have my mileage paid. It don't get any better than that. Plus, we will talk about church life, ministry, leadership, the emergent church movement, life and more. It's a great opportunity. I'll report back about results.
For now, it's time to get some sleep.