Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Never mind the gospel... this is IMPORTANT

Brian McLaren, a heretic of another sort, had this to say at the Festival of Homiletics in Nashville last week regarding the Christian preacher's imperative (emphasis added):

In his lecture at First Baptist Church, McLaren proposed that preaching should remedy, rather than incite, controversial issues.

These include poverty and climate change, and he encouraged his audience not to shy away from such global issues.

"We can't really afford to waste too many Sundays with so much at stake," he said.