A few weeks ago I bought a DVD and study guide on "Engaging Post-Christian Culture" - a five session series featuring Andy Crouch, Os Guiness, Al Hirsch and Jon Tyson. It's part of a new series called Q Society published by Zondervan. The aim is to foster conversation, based apparently on the 'society rooms' of the early 1600s and the Clapham Circle of the early 1800s (go look on Wikipedia - CofE, Wilberforce, etc). Some guy called Gabe Lyons is the founder.
Perhaps its just marketing on the part of Zondervan, but the idea is to foster critical conversations, and there's a website which to my mind looks a bit like TED for Christians (yes there's a conference). t
The website is qideas.org (thanks to TIm H for this link) and the nice thing is that it features audio and video that you can watch/listen online or download. As well as plenty of American folk whom I've never heard of, there are people like Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren, Scott McKnight, Alister McGrath, Tim Keller, Louie Giglio, Jim Wallis, Andy Stanley. Yes, it's 90% men, which also indicates that many (not all) of these people are on the 'evangelical' side of centre.
Frankly, I'm delighted to see this kind of resource. I'm wondering (honestly) if it hasnt emerged as an alternative to the Willow Creek GLS - a broader group of voices (OK, not that much broader... How nice if Greenbelt did this... hang on, they do!)
I'm downloading a stack of the videos to watch and possibly use in my teaching and units that I'm writing.