Here’s a video I had not seen before about ways the church could and should engage the world. His talk has three section: the unchanging gospel of Jesus Christ, the changing culture of North America, and engaging that changing culture with the unchanging gospel.
About 18-19 minutes in he has this interesting claim: We should no longer accept the claim that we United Methodists are an American mainline church.
*Note: He gets Kenda Creasy Dean’s school affiliation wrong. She is at Princeton.