I love Brian McLaren (above you will find a recent video of him leaving a note to pastors). Over the past few years Brian has been such a champion of The Marin Foundation’s work. He continually puts the Foundation’s work, and my book, in front of as many people as he possibly can (media and otherwise) – just one example being the most recent post on his blog.
Brian has been one of the few people in this world to know what it’s like to be absolutely disdained by masses of folks, most of whom are actually Christian. And through it all he continues to conduct himself, publicly and privately, with more soft-spoken and sincere grace than I could ever imagine for a person in his position. I am humbled to know Brian. I am humbled that he cares enough about my well being to just check in and see how I’m doing. I am humbled that I know someone in the public eye who is legitimately genuine, and every bit of the man in Christ he strives to be. I am humbled to call him a friend. Thank you Brian.
In case you’re not sure who Brian McLaren is, he could keep you busy reading his challenging words for months on end.