Mike Wittmer recently raised the question of the validity of the "centered set" paradigm as opposed to the "bounded set" paradigm. In a previous post I highlighted the key differences and even agree with folks like Brian McLaren in terms of too many in the church today are focused on who is in and who is out.
Coincidently, my friend Marlin Watling just posted two easy to follow videos by Dave Schmelzer on the concept of the centered set. Here's one. I like point that the issue is which way you are turning rather than where exactly or you in position relative to others. Schmelzer is right on when he states that our purpose is to create encounters with Jesus that are meaningful enough such that others would want more of that.