At the Generous Orthodoxy conference, one of McLaren’s messages was a look at the historical message of Jesu. which I assume was rooted in his research for this book. It was a bit of a departure from things I have heard and read from him in the past, but, as you might expect, he did a good job at bringing a contemporary relevance to it.
Understanding the historical message of Jesus so that we can translate it to today is one of my prime interests. I look forward to reading some of his takes on it.