Why does anyone listen to Brian McLaren?

I saw this piece on “Triablogue,” I do not understand why anyone takes Brian McLaren seriously.  His inability to let all of scripture speak clouds his view of Jesus, “McLaren’s Jesus” is a “peace-loving, gentle, hippie-persona,” as if this is the picture of Jesus in scripture.  It’s like looking at an old black and white … More Why does anyone listen to Brian McLaren?