My DFIL & I attend the same church (he is also wanting to ask this question) a Southern Baptist church.
The pastor is a very good teacher and is well versed in scripture. We have discussed this on many occasions about the emergent and apostic churches that are running rapid in our area.
As stated our Pastor is very knowledgeable but does not teach any prophecy (he stated that he is not knowledgeable in this area). Many of our leaders do not teach any prophecy. He (the pastor) usually investigates very thoroughly before introducing anything to the congregation. The Sunday before last he had a great sermon and was really hitting the nail on the head in his message but then ended the sermon with a prayer of Brian McLaren’s... My FIL and I both looked over at each other questioning...
I was stating after the sermon with our in-laws that if one doesn't study or understand prophecy they might get sucked in to the emergent stuff.. But I stand corrected! Christina on another thread said that when we put the stuff that Brian McLaren believes under the light of Scripture we can see plain as day his lack of knowledge of scripture and how he twists it.
At this point, my question is, should we be concerned about this? Wait it out and see if he endorses more of McLaren’s views? We love the people in this church and know if we leave the church might die off (very small). What is your take and how would you handle this?