“It was also intended to put the book [Generous Orthodoxy] more in the personal, confessional genre of, say, Annie LaMott’s Traveling Mercies or Plan B (though I am not a fragment of the writer she is). But in spite of the subtitle, I fear that the title as it stands seems to promise something the book doesn’t deliver, namely a comprehensive, scholarly, well-defended systematic theology for a new movement”. Brian McLaren, Becoming Convergent, Part 3
Brian McLaren, who has been under the spotlight for the last 6 months and appeared here a few months ago, discusses himself and his controversial books in “Being Convergent: Part 1, 2 and 3″ [PDF]
I have seen people (myself included) regret putting some thoughts out in a genre too formal when something lighter would have been appropriate – like a blog post, for example.