In light of my previous post on Brian McLaren and Anabaptism, I've asked the following question on my denomination's discussion forum:
As I reflect on the issue (McLaren and Anabaptism), it raises a broader question for our current evangelical culture: is it cool to be Anabaptist? While there is a move towards Reformed theology in the broader evangelical culture, it appears there is also a move towards Anabaptist theology, particularly with the emphasis on covenant community and the centrality of following Jesus in everyday life (as opposed to just believing in Jesus).
If this is the case, even partially, is a popularizing of Anabaptism a good thing? Or do we lament a loss of the counter-cultural identity that lies at the root of much of Anabaptist theology?
You can follow the discussion here.