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Brian McLaren

Brian McLaren

Author, speaker, activist, and networker among innovative Christian leaders

​​McLaren's dozen-plus books include A New Kind of Christianity, A Generous Orthodoxy, Naked Spirituality, and Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?  

He and his wife, Grace, live in Florida and have four adult children and two granddaughters. He's an avid wildlife and outdoors enthusiast who believes God's first language is this amazing universe.  

He graduated from University of Maryland with degrees in English.  His academic interests included Medieval drama, Romantic poets, modern philosophical literature, and the novels of Walker Percy.  

He has toured the UK on at least two occasions.  A video recording of his visit to Harrogate is available in the PCN shop

He is Theologian in Residence with Life in the Trinity Ministry and he also has his own website where you can read more of his writing    

Articles by Brian McLaren

Brian McLaren speaks about his UK tour this October

In this video Brian McLaren explains why the church needs to stop being protective of its nostalgia and to start dealing with the way religious institutions have contributed to division and strife. In the end, he says, justice, joy, peace and the Holy Spirit are what matter.

Taking Down the Barriers

Leading evangelical Steve Chalke's brave support for committed same-sex relationships has been dubbed a bombshell by traditional evangelicals. But according to Brian McLaren progressive Christians could find their own defining barriers challenged in the fall out.

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