I used to be quite a fan of Brian McLaren. I sort of "got over" him once I realized what he was reading and just went to the source, but I think he still has great things to say. I was able to spend some time with him a few years ago and realized what a nice guy he is. I think that he got a bad rap just because he had to speak strongly to communicate a different message. He wrote this short article for the Huffington Post on eschatology and it is summed up best by this phrase
When you think and believe differently about the future, a funny thing happens: you get a different future. Just as your bad faith will sicken you, and your good faith will make you well.
The whole article is here, and I highly recommend it.