Former evangelical pastor Brian D. McLaren is a champion for a more loving, inclusive and contemplative Christianity. A faculty member at the Center for Action and Contemplation, he teaches ways to reconnect with the message Jesus lived and died for—unconditional love. He is the author of Faith After Doubt, The Great Spiritual Migration, and host of CAC’s podcast Learning How to See.
In “Do I Stay Christian?” Brian McLaren addresses in public the powerful question that many people – including pastors, priests and other religious leaders – are asking in private. Combining Brian’s own experience with that of individuals who have confided in him over the years, Brian challenges readers to make an honest and ethical decision about their religious identity.
In season 3 of “Learning How to See,” Brian McLaren explores the challenges of belonging to faith communities that can sometimes reflect human interests before divine Love.
I remember when one of my sons, in first or second grade, summarized the Exodus story with an eye-roll. “It sounded far-fetched,” he said. I laughed because I never heard him say far-fetched before and because of his unvarnished honesty. I know doubt is a shameful secret to many, but what if doubt is actually like medicine, a nourishment that we need and so does our world?
Read Daily Meditations inspired by the words of Brian McLaren.