Even mainstream commentators note the lack of courage in our leadership class.
You don't strike me as a Christian rock/CCM type fan Aaron, but you may want to look into John Cooper's podcast. He is the lead singer of Skillet and has had a bit of rivalry with Vischer over the last couple years. I think their podcasts have comparable listener numbers, but Cooper started his Cooperstuff podcast largely on the idea that Christians need lay people to rise up and train the next generation because evangelical elites are failing to respond effectively to cultural trends. He was originally an apolitical type of person not really caring about these things. He gets a little too political now, but he has some similar themes to you. But he comes from a very non-intellectual/normie (if a well known, successful singer can be called a normie) type perspective.
The interview with Vischer was a waste of 30 minutes of my time. He purposely said nothing. If this is where evangelism is headed we are in for a rough ride.