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Brian Mclaren

Rebooting Theological Education

Philip Clayton, Ph.D. | Posted 02.12.2017 | Home
Philip Clayton, Ph.D.

Theological education is in crisis. By itself, that's not new news. What's newsworthy is exciting new progress on the problems that's now coming up with solutions -- real, viable solutions. Tinkering with the old structures isn't enough anymore.

Why I Wrote 'We Make the Road by Walking'

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 09.06.2014 | Home
Brian D. McLaren

Many of us have walked the road of our tradition to where it currently ends, and we've come to believe that the road isn't finished yet.

Interview With Emergent Church Leader Brian McLaren

Steve McSwain | Posted 06.28.2014 | Home
Steve McSwain

If you're seeking a fresh way to experience and practice your faith, if you're a long-term Christian seeking new vitality, or if you feel out of place in traditional church circles, Brian's new book will be sure to inspire and activate you in your spiritual journey.

The Evolution Of An Evangelical

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.17.2013 | Home
Rev. Susan Russell

The public story of a public theologian publically evolving on LGBT equality is a kind of coming out. It's part of the tide turning, a beacon of hope to all those who wonder if that long held dream of a nation where liberty and justice for all is not just a pledge but a reality will ever be realized.

An Invitation To Rob Bell

Greg Carey | Posted 05.06.2013 | Home
Greg Carey

Bell doesn't have to call himself a liberal or anything else, short of lover of Jesus. But it might be wise to reach out in a new way to people who have been his partners even before he preached his first sermon.

WATCH: What Is Church?

Phil Shepherd | Posted 02.12.2013 | Home
Phil Shepherd

Life In The Trinity Ministries, where Brian McLaren is the "Resident Theologian," proposed this question as their conference theme this past weekend here in Fort Worth. In the latest episode of "Outlaw Theology," McLaren answers.

HuffPost Live: Hell, It's Not Just For Church Anymore

Posted 09.20.2012 | Home

Hell: it's not just for church anymore. It's in TV, video games, even food branding. Filmmaker Kevin Miller explores our cultural obsession in his mov...

A One Man Army for Decency (Brian McLaren)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home
Frank Schaeffer

There are so many reasons to be ashamed of the label "Christian" these days. One reason that my shame is not completely crippling is because of a one man army for decency, compassion and common sense-- author, raconteur and all around lovely person Brian McLaren.

WATCH: Brian McLaren: Toward The Other

Travis Reed | Posted 09.26.2014 | Home
Travis Reed

"I remember the feeling I had in the days after those attacks -- a foreboding sense that we were in for years of religious hostility among Christians, Muslims, Jews, and others."

A Christ-like Message Of Healing In Our Violent Times

C. Christopher Smith | Posted 10.16.2012 | Home
C. Christopher Smith

Brian McLaren's new book is a soothing balm for the searing pain of our times; it may sting as it rubs up against our hostile convictions about justice, but ultimately, if we let it settle under our skin, it will begin a healing work.

Wild Goose Heaven Our Answer to Hate

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Home
Frank Schaeffer

The second Wild Goose Festival has just ended. I left a piece of my heart in the hills of North Carolina.

What Is The Chief Political Concern Of The Bible?

Tim Suttle | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Tim Suttle

Both religion and politics are concerned with how we should organize societies. What does the Bible tell us about how we are supposed to organize our common life together so that we can actually bear the image of God to all creation?

Inclusive Jesus (and Others at Wild Goose) Now on the West Coast Too

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Frank Schaeffer

I'm still hungry for the community faith can provide when its not busy judging others. I want to share that good news. And Wild Goose Festival is the place I've discovered that shares that vision.

A Personal Relationship With God?

Derek Flood | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home
Derek Flood

It is in relationship that we find out who we are as humans, and what matters most in life. We as humans are made for relationship, and outside of relationship cannot be truly ourselves.

Christianity For People Who Don't Like Christianity

Rev. Roger Wolsey | Posted 09.08.2011 | Home
Rev. Roger Wolsey

Over the past 20 years, there has been a growing movement to reclaim Christianity from those who've distorted it into something that Jesus and his earliest followers wouldn't easily recognize.

The Wild Goose 'Revival' For Doubters And Jesus Victims (Like Me)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.27.2011 | Home
Frank Schaeffer

Wild Goose Festival is going to grow into the largest, best run, most dynamic religious happening in the U.S. There are lots of smart spiritually hungry people with their eyes open.

'Wild Goose': A New Kind Of Christian Revival

Posted 08.19.2011 | Home

By Yonat Shimron Religion News Service DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) It's summer. It's hot. It's the South. That must mean it's time for an old-fashioned ca...

This, That, And The Other Jesus

Greg Garrett | Posted 05.28.2011 | Home
Greg Garrett

That innate tendency toward finding what we're already looking for is why now, since returning to a faith that saved my life, I try to listen, not just talk.

Seeing the Future in 3-D: Incarnation and the Sputnik Moment

Jason Derr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jason Derr

We are facing challenges of a generation-defining nature. The call is upon all of us to enter into the future not as spectators awaiting the end of things but as co-creators and participants.

Christian Author's Book Sparks Charges Of Heresy | Eric Marrapodi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Rob Bell, a pastor and author who has achieved rock star status in the Christian world, is preaching a false gospel, his critics say. And some of thos...

Is Evangelical Christianity Having A Great Gay Awakening?

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 07.25.2011 | Home
Cathleen Falsani

Only time will tell whether more evangelical leaders will add their voices to the chorus calling for full and unapologetic inclusion of homosexuals in the life of the church.

Seeking Common Ground in 'Big Tent' Christianity

Philip Clayton, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Philip Clayton, Ph.D.

"Big tent" is also a prophetic challenge to the rancorous debates that are the public face of religion today. The Religious Left and the Religious Right look more and like Washington. The younger generations look for something more positive from Christian faith.

Why Christianity Must Adapt -- Or Perish

Alex Wilhelm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alex Wilhelm

There is a fundamental question facing Christian sects in America, an ideological distinction that cleaves the many churches into two different camps: is it better to fit the church and Christianity to the world, or is it better to mold the world to the faith?

Why Do Evangelicals Dislike Me So Much?

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian D. McLaren

It's not hard to fall out with the most conservative elements of any religious community. One of the ways conservative authority figures multiply their power is by keeping moderate elements afraid of becoming the objects of conservative ire.

Christian Militias: Is God Violent?

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian D. McLaren

There is no question that Christians, Muslims, Jews, and others have been violent in God's name. The question is whether we believe violence is inherent to the character of God.