Call me a Scot McKnight fan. He is a well-read, academic who communicates very well with less academic readers. He also has grasped a holistic approach to reading the Bible that I have found very helpful. And he is a theologian who knows how ideas go together and who writes with a depth of understanding that is rare.
Evangelical Christianity has for a while now had within it movements for change. Some have fizzled. But one thing that continues to grow, thankfully, is the realization of a kingdom gospel and a rejection of the revivalist, get them saved, reductionist gospel. The kingdom gospel is far from being standard in churches, mind you. The classical, revivalist, tent-meeting, reductionist, just-believe-and-no-works-needed gospel is still common fare. But listen to McKnight talk about why 2/3 of children in churches who “make a decision for Christ” leave the church by the time they are 35. It’s the weak gospel that has been the message in churches, folks — that is the problem.