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Brian McLaren

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GOTF Podcast - Brian McLaren

Guardians Of The Flame Podcast

Brian McLaren is an author, activist and theologian. His many books and his public speaking have been an important resource for Christians seeking a more inclusive faith, a generous orthodoxy. Brian has a pastoral voice that is both challenging but also can be nurturing to those who have been hurt by their experience with faith. In this interview Corrymeela’s Public Theology Programme Manager Jonny Clark raises questions about Brian’s latest two books Faith Beyond Doubt and Do I Stay Christian.

1hr 7mins

22 Dec 2022

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134. Do I Stay Christian? — A Conversation with Brian McLaren

Faith Matters

In this episode, we were honored to bring back our friend Brian McLaren to talk about his brand new book, Do I Stay Christian?In this new book, Brian addresses a real question which underlies a startling sociological truth: people are leaving Christianity at a rapid pace. In fact, Pew Research shows that today, about 64% people in the US identify as Christian, after falling rapidly from a high of 90% just a few decades back.Brian’s book takes an unflinching look at the reasons people might leave Christianity, before spending a lot of time on why someone might choose to stay, as Brian has. But you won’t find any “apologetics” here — rather, Brian looks at staying as part of a broader faith journey — one that can take us out of a simple world of black-and-white into a new “stage” of our faith: one filled with paradox, mystery, and love. In one of the most compelling and memorable parts of the book, Brian asks “What if you’re really trying to change stages, not religions?”While truly not prescribing any particular path for readers, Brian shows how all people of good will — including those with doubts, questions, and criticisms — can do so much to benefit their institutions and traditions if they choose to stay. We think this book does so much good work to paint compelling reasons for doing so, and to help illustrate a path forward.Brian McLaren 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. We’d also recommend going back and listening to Brian’s first appearance on the Faith Matters podcast in episode #67, where we discuss his book Faith After Doubt.

47mins

2 Oct 2022

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Brian McLaren: Saying Yes to Christianity

Homebrewed Christianity Podcast

Brian McLaren is joining me on four Sunday evenings for some live QnA. This is our second QnA! You can join the online class, future sessions, submit questions, and access the video guide to the book by heading over here. PS… there is a three short video guide to the book you can use with a group 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, and Faith After Doubt. His newest book is Do I Stay Christian? and we are going to read it together. Previous Episodes with Brian Saying Yes to Christianity Do I Stay Christian? God – Pray – Driscoll Faith Beyond Fear in an Age of Terror 20 Years of Religious Decline A New Kind of Road Trip Parenting for the Common Good We need a new story! Avoiding spiritual and planetary collapse Brian McLaren & Pando Populus Follow the podcast, drop a review, or become a member of the HBC Community.

1hr 44mins

19 Sep 2022

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Brian McLaren: Questioning Christianity

Homebrewed Christianity Podcast

Brian McLaren is joining me on four Sunday evenings for some live QnA. This is the first week! You can join the online class, future sessions, submit questions, and access the video guide to the book by heading over here. 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, and Faith After Doubt. His newest book is Do I Stay Christian? and we are going to read it together. Previous Episodes with Brian Do I Stay Christian? God – Pray – Driscoll Faith Beyond Fear in an Age of Terror 20 Years of Religious Decline A New Kind of Road Trip Parenting for the Common Good We need a new story! Avoiding spiritual and planetary collapse Brian McLaren & Pando Populus Follow the podcast, drop a review, or become a member of the HBC Community.

1hr 36mins

12 Sep 2022

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Ep31: Brian McLaren

The All Terrain Podcast

In this episode, our guest is Brian McLaren. Brian is a bestselling author, internationally acclaimed speaker and outspoken advocate for 'a new kind of Christianity'. Named one of Time magazine's 25 most influential Evangelical Christians, McLaren was a pastor for over 20 years. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programmes, and an in-demand blogger on faith and public policy. Brian’s latest book Do I Stay Christian? A Guide for the Doubters, the Disappointed and the Disillusioned. Brian McLaren explores reasons to leave or stay within the church and if so, how. Do I Stay Christian? addresses in public the powerful question that surprising numbers of people – including pastors, priests and other religious leaders – are asking in private. Join our Facebook group ‘The All Terrain Conversations’ a space to share your thoughts, opinions and questions. You can help us expand the conversations, make the learning deeper and richer as well as shaping the podcast going forward. Look us up and join in. Created by The Salvation Army Youth & Children's Ministries Unit Hosted by Jo Taylor (Discipleship Specialist- Youth) To download accompanying sketch notes and article The All Terrain Podcast | Salvationist For more information on the four questions www.quadratos.com Produced by Avenue Services Theme music "Here with Me" produced by Doug Ross  Sketch notes produced by Ian Mayhew Article written by Matt Little Artwork designed by Nathan Bright Executive producer Phil Ball Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the participants and may not reflect the position of The Salvation Army.

58mins

25 Aug 2022

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Do I Stay Christian? A Conversation on Faith and Doubt with Brian McLaren

Tomorrow's Faith

In this episode, Brian gives language to the spiritual frustration many of us have felt at times and the importance of stage theories when understanding the maturation of our faith journey. He and Richard discuss the nature of Christian identity, non-dualism, and faith deconstruction. Brian is the author of 'Faith After Doubt' and 'Do I Stay Christian'. Visit the links below for his website and publications.https://brianmclaren.net/ https://www.amazon.com.au/Faith-after-Doubt-Beliefs-Stopped/dp/1529384451/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= https://www.amazon.com.au/Do-Stay-Christian-Disappointed-Disillusioned/dp/1250262798/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= 

1hr

2 Aug 2022

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Brian McLaren - Do I Stay Christian? (N277)

Nomad Podcast

We welcome back to Nomad author, activist, and public theologian Brian McLaren. This time we talk with Brian about his new book Do I Stay Christian?, in which he helps us reflect on the pros and cons of holding onto a Christian identity and, more importantly, what kind of human beings we want to be. After the interview, Nomad hosts Tim Nash and Nick Thorley talk about their own faith deconstruction and move towards a more progressive spirituality, and whether they now still identify as Christian. Interview starts at 17m 46s Show Notes → Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one 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 44mins

25 Jul 2022

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Brian Mclaren: Do I Stay Christian?

On the Way Podcast

From the enmeshment with colonisation and patriarchy, a history of violence and abuse, corruption, greed or just simply a lack of evidence of transformation amongst those who claim to speak for the faith, there can appear to be many good reasons not to stay Christian. Brian McLaren returns to the podcast to honestly name the reasons why so many are asking themselves this question and to consider the equally compelling and deep call to remain ‘on the way’.  This conversation offers safety and permission to ask the “un-askable questions” that may help us to have the courage to become the most loving versions of ourselves, both individually and communally, and live into the fullness of our humanity.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 2mins

2 Jun 2022

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Brian McLaren: Do I Stay Christian?

Homebrewed Christianity Podcast

When I friend drops a new book it is a good day to have a podcast! Today Brian McLaren puts his newest book out into the world. Do I Stay Christian? is completely wonderful. I was thrilled to get to stream with him about yesterday and here it is for your listening pleasure. In the opening you hear about an upcoming reading group. You can head over HERE and get the details. The coolest part is a 3 session video guide you (or a group) can use and then a month of weekly streams. 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, and Faith After Doubt. His newest book is Do I Stay Christian? and we are going to read it together. Previous Episodes with Brian God – Pray – Driscoll Faith Beyond Fear in an Age of Terror 20 Years of Religious Decline A New Kind of Road Trip Parenting for the Common Good We need a new story! Avoiding spiritual and planetary collapse Brian McLaren & Pando Populus Follow the podcast, drop a review, or become a member of the HBC Community.

1hr 15mins

25 May 2022

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Season Six | Episode 16. BOOK LAUNCH Special with Brian McLaren

The Vicars' Crossing

In this episode we celebrate the release of Brian McLaren's latest Book Do I Stay Christian? A Guide for the Doubters, the Disappointed, and the DisillusionedBrian talks candidly about how hard it is at times to stay Christian.Kevin and Rob, both senior clerics share there own frustrations and struggles over the years when the church has been hard to stick with.

58mins

24 May 2022

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