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Episode 174: Brian McLaren - The Four Stages of Faith

The Bible For Normal People

In this episode of The Bible for Normal People, Pete and Jared sit down with Brian McLaren to discuss stages of faith, the prevalence of doubt, and what paths to faith after doubt might look like.Show Notes →Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands


26 Jul 2021

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Brian McLaren - Faith After Doubt

The Enneagram Journey

Brian McLaren, Enneagram 4, is back on the show today with Suzanne talking about his newest book, Faith After Doubt! "Using his own story and the stories of a diverse group of struggling believers, Brian D. McLaren, a former pastor, proposes a model of faith development in which questions and doubt are not the enemy of faith, but rather a portal to a more mature and fruitful kind of faith." PLUG TIME! We are less than 2 months away from Breaking The Cycle, an enneagram event with Suzanne, Russ Hudson, and Rev. Joseph Stabile! Join them in Dallas or online from anywhere in the world! lifeinthetrinityministry.com/btc

1hr 15mins

15 Jun 2021

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Brian McLaren - Faith After Doubt (N249)

Nomad Podcast

It’s always a pleasure to have author, activist, and public theologian Brian McLaren on Nomad. This time we talk with Brian about the vital role that doubt plays in our faith development. Brian breaks down the faith journey into four stages - simplicity, complexity, perplexity and harmony. He talks about the struggles and joys of each stage, and how it’s only when we embrace our doubts that we can grow and move onto the next stage. As always, the conversation with Brian is wise, insightful, honest and life-giving. Interview starts at 20m 14s Show Notes → Nomad is able to host conversations like these because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate. You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners. And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

1hr 39mins

23 May 2021

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Episode 155: An Interview with Brian McLaren – Part 2

Mid-faith Crisis

In the second part, author Brian McLaren explores how doubt is a friend of faith, and how the Bible itself reflects the four stages of faith. Also, lots of great stuff about dealing with criticism and the challenges and difficulties of being teachers and leaders. And can we make Christianity more like karate? Brian McLaren, Faith After DoubtA Prayer for Enemies

17 Apr 2021

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Episode 154: An interview with Brian McLaren – Part 1

Mid-faith Crisis

The first of a two-part interview with author Brian McLaren talking about his new book, Faith After Doubt. Joe talks to Brian about four stages of faith: simplicity, complexity, perplexity and harmony and how these affect churches, leadership and even our reading of the Bible. Also Joe’s hearing is questioned and we announce our very own Mid-faith Crisis Church Weekend! The Mid-Faith Crisis Church Weekend 29-31 October 2021Nick Page, I don’t like your platitude: the case against christian clichesBrian McLarenBrian McLaren, Faith After Doubt

10 Apr 2021

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Brian McLaren: Faith after Doubt

On the Way Podcast

Brian McLaren joins Peter, Dom and Sue to talk about why sometimes our beliefs stop working and what we can do about it. While many people think of faith as unwavering certainty, Brian explores the idea of doubt as integral to the way of faith; a way which can move through stages with doubt as an adventurous and audacious companion. This conversation is perfect for anyone who has ever felt like a misfit in their faith community, for those who have been made to feel guilty for their lack of faith and for those courageous objectors accused of being a backslider or corrupting influence. Into this place of hurt and confusion, Brian points hopefully to communities of harmony where the search for the genuine is honoured: both in one another and in ourselves. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 8mins

6 Apr 2021

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Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami from Spirituality & Health Magazine

Brian McLaren is a leading voice advocating for a new kind of Christianity. He was featured in Spirituality and Health’s January/February 2021 issue as one of the seven trailblazers who are helping define the future of spirituality. He and Rabbi Rami discuss McLaren's latest book Faith After Doubt, and the dangerous rise of right-wing Christian nationalism.


19 Mar 2021

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Choose Either Doubt or Authoritarianism - Brian Mclaren

Ideas Digest

This episode I speak with Author, Speaker & Activist Brian Mclaren & some of the themes of his latest book Faith After Doubt.  In this episode we explore - How to read the bible - Authoritarianism - Growing trend of Deconstruction - 4 Stages of development - The role of doubt in growth - Humanism V Christianity - Brian's journey our of fundamentalism Connect with Brian.  https://brianmclaren.net/ Connect with us Tune in to our live podcast recordings on instagram https://www.instagram.com/ideasdigest/ https://twitter.com/ideas_digest Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com Find out what we really think https://ideasdigest.substack.com/ Music: Lawson Hull https://www.instagram.com/lawsonhull/

1hr 19mins

8 Mar 2021

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Season 4 Episode 7: Brian Mclaren

The Vicars' Crossing

GUEST: This week on our BONUS episode, Rob, Kevin and Iain welcome best-selling author, activist, and public theologian BRIAN MCLAREN. Brian is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. Brian’s latest book - Faith After Doubt (2021) - makes the bold proposition that only doubt can save the world (and your faith).We discuss his latest book, the contributions of RACHEL HELD EVANS, the influence of the religious left in American politics and so much more. BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Each week in February the guys will highlight another Black Canadian Hero. Rob shares his memories and love for OSCAR PETERSON IT’S NOT A LIE OF YOU BELIEVE IT:Did Rob step on a famous golfer's foot? 

1hr 3mins

28 Feb 2021

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Episode 161 - Faith After Doubt (ft. Brian McLaren)

The DTALKS Podcast - Detoxing from Life

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. He is a faculty member of  The Living School and podcaster with Learning How to See, which are part of the Center for Action and Contemplation. He is also an Auburn Senior Fellow and works closely with the Wild Goose Festival, the Fair Food Program, Vote Common Good, and Progressive Christianity. His recent projects include an illustrated children’s book (for all ages) called Cory and the Seventh Story and The Galapagos Islands: A Spiritual Journey.  His newest book is  Faith After Doubt (January 2021) which makes the bold proposition that only doubt can save the world (and your faith). In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back author, theologian, and good friend Brian McLaren back to the podcast to discuss Brian's latest book "Faith After Doubt". What should one do with their faith or spirituality after they've confronted all of their doubts? Brian answers these questions and discusses his thoughts on the 2020 Presidential Election. We enjoyed having Brian return to the show and look forward to his next appearance on the podcast. #FaithAfterDoubt #beabetterdad To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to:  https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Snuffy! Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team!  https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/


18 Jan 2021