Culture and the Church: Thought Shapers- Part 3: Brian McLaren (Emerging Church)


Brain McLaren is best known as the Father of the Emergent Church movement.  I am not going to take the time to fully enter into the discussion on the emerging church today, but that discussion will be coming later this month.  Brain is an established author with several books that are all considered important works in the emergent discussion.  The heart of Brian’s whole view seems to me to be: How can we as the church most effectively impact the culture and the world?  He raises questions about everything from how the gospel is presented, how theology is taught, and how the church is perceived.  Brian is a very influential voice who is seeking to raise questions and start a discussion which every Christian must enter into.  He has a heart for the least of these which is seen in the title of his most recent book, Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crisis, and the Revolution of Hope.  McLaren is not alone in his search for answers, joined by Tony Jones and other leaders of the Emergent Village, as he seeks to redefine church and Christianity as it emerges to reach people who do not know Jesus.

  • Several of us from around the blogsphere are reading “Everything Must Change” together and discussing our thoughts. We’ve just begun, but we’ve set it up in a way where it’s never to late to participate.

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