This is an interesting video that gives insight into the thought process of the emerging church. Note the words he ends the video with........ I am the gospel?
Although, I would agree with Rob that the church should be much more involved in the lives of people than it is today, the greater way to make a difference is for us to reform our view of God and not promote how wonderful we are.
A dear brother in Christ just shared with me over lunch a local churches decision to install lighting and disco balls for a "youth" group to the tune of $8K. Miraculously a donation came in for $8K and of course the local church saw this as a "sign" to buy the lighting kits.....
How many people will starve in the world today while each of us pour money into our own version of "lights"?
How many children will be blinded by conducive atmospheres only to to miss the true light in the end?
"Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”"