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Brian McLaren

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Brian McLaren: Faith Beyond Fear in an Age of Terror

Homebrewed Christianity Podcast

In this episode, Brian McLaren joins the pod and we tackle some excellent questions. Here you will get a glimpse of what a QnA session sounds like in our current online learning group Oh God What Now: Christianity 20 years after 9/11. The class itself is 6-weeks and features a weekly session with Diana Butler Bass and Brian, along with occasional QnA sessions like this. You can join live or watch the archived video/audio, and plus it is ‘pay-what-you-can’ (including 0). We hope you consider thinking through it all with us.

1hr 26mins

8 Sep 2021

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Diana Bass & Brian McLaren: 20 Years of Religious Decline

Homebrewed Christianity Podcast

Diana Butler Bass and Brian McLaren continue to be two of the most trusted and influential voices in the Church.  Nearing the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the three of us decided to spend 6 weeks together online exploring how Christianity has changed over the last 20 years. Each week we will be focusing on a different theme and last night we kicked things off looking at 20 years of religious decline. Not only did Diana bring the heat in the mini-lecture, but the ensuing conversation was energizing and enlightening. Before the session ended I had members of the class asking if they could share it with friends in an attempt to lure them to join the group. I figured I would go ahead and share with you all too. The class is 6 weekly sessions, you can join live or watch the archived video, and it is ‘pay-what-you-can’ (including 0). We hope you consider joining us. We are also giving away $500 of books from Diana, Brian, and Homebrewed Christianity. If you want to fill up your bookshelf with some awesome reads then get on it

1hr 10mins

1 Sep 2021

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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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Brian McLaren, author of Faith After Doubt

Spirituality & Health Podcast

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