El Salvadorian Erwin Raphael McManus (the main speaker at The Mandate in 2007) may catch you off-guard. While he speaks of familiar paths of faith, he also uncovers new territory and offers to take you on fresh journeys of discovery there. He can be a bit controversial, too.
He describes himself as a ‘husband, father, writer, futurist, activist, artist and spiritual and cultural leader’. Erwin serves as the lead pastor – and what he calls ‘cultural architect’ – of Mosaic, a Los Angeles church that has featured on CNN.
With an emphasis on culture and the arts, Mosaic is becoming widely known for its spiritual creativity and cosmopolitan diversity.