Brian McLaren to tour the UK at PCN’s invitation

Brian McLaren to tour the UK at PCN’s invitation

Often cited as one of the most influential Christian leaders in the West, Brian McLaren will be here in October 2016, speaking on his upcoming book, ‘The Great Spiritual Migration: Re-imagining a Faith that will Save Us’

Brian McLaren argues for a new kind of Christianity. For centuries, Christianity has presented itself as a system of beliefs. That system of beliefs has supported a wide range of unintended consequences - from colonialism to environmental destruction, from subordination of women to stigmatization of LGBT people. What would it mean for Christians to rediscover their faith - not as a system of beliefs, but as a just and generous way of life, rooted in contemplation and expressed in action, that makes amends for its mistakes, and is dedicated creating a beloved community for all? ...

McLaren calls for the era of a change averse, self-protecting Church to end. He invites open-minded Christians to undertake the task of shifting the faith to be more in sync with its founder, more life-giving for individual Christians and congregations and more of a just, generous, and joyful resource for the whole world.

The Tour

We are working with partners to bring Brian McLaren to eight venues. The tour will start with a day conference in London on Saturday October 8th. During the week that follows we have events in Exeter, Cardiff, Birmingham, Largs, Manchester, Newcastle and, in the final weekend of October 15th, Harrogate.

Brian McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is an ecumenical global networker among innovative Christian leaders. His books include A New Kind of Christianity, Naked spirituality, and We Make the Road by Walking, You can find out more at http://www.brianmclaren.net/archives/about-brian

Comments

1 On 01/03/2016 Helen Mitchell wrote:

Is there no proposed visit to Scotland?

2 On 06/03/2016 Pat Fuller wrote:

We are looking at the possibility of an event in Scotland on Wednesday October 12th, before he moves on to Manchester on the Thursday.  This would be in the evening - venue still to be confirmed. Check with Paul Onslow, paul.onslow@pcnbritain.org.uk . He is coordinating the northern part of the tour.

3 On 28/03/2016 Andrew Spurr wrote:

Evesham Parish Church is alwats available for stuff like this.

4 On 11/04/2016 Andrew Vivian wrote:

Since you posted this comment, I am pleased to say that we now have a Scottish venue, at Largs in Ayrshire.  Follow the link above for more details

5 On 07/08/2016 Helen wrote:

Any plans for a Northern Ireland date?

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