Donald McGavran (founding Dean of the School of World Mission at Fuller) were the twin giants of what was new and with it when I was new and not so with it. Of course, he has long since moved off of center stage and it is now occupied with very different leaders and the whole direction has evolved or morphed into new areas and identities.
Ran across this interview with C. Peter Wagner (McGavran is no longer living) and Terri Gross picked up on where he has been and what he has been up to.... well, let's just say it was interesting... Here is a slant on it from the Internet Monk:
C. Peter Wagner was interviewed this week by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air.
Gross is a seasoned interviewer who through kindness draws out what
many other interviewers would never even get to in a subject.
Perhaps we found out more from Wagner than we ever wanted to hear.
Wagner is the leader of the ever-morphing New Apostolic Reformation, a
loose-knit group of “apostles” and “prophets” who seek to take dominion
over seven “mountains”: business; government; media; arts and
entertainment; education; religion; and family. The way to establish
dominion in these areas is through prayer and the casting out of demons.
And Wagner sees a lot of demons in action these days. For instance,
he says that Japan’s natural disaster woes as well the twenty-year
decline in their stock market is due to the emperor of Japan having sex
with the sun goddess. I kid you not. And we think Bill Clinton was
stepping wide. He settled for a common intern when he could have had a