Brian McLaren author Everything Must Change:
Jesus, Global Crisis and a Revolution of Hope; A New Kind of Christianity; Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words www.brianmclaren.net
Brian McLaren Quotes: “More and more Christian leaders are beginning to realize that for the millions of young adults who have recently dropped out of church, Christianity is a failed religion. Why? Because it has specialized in dealing with “spiritual needs” to the exclusion of physical and social needs. It has focused on “me” and “my eternal destiny” but it has failed to address the dominant societal and global realities of their time: systemic injustice, poverty and dysfunction.”
Brian McLaren asks: “Shouldn’t a message purporting to be the best news in the world be doing better than this?”
Brian D. 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. Born in 1956, he graduated from University of Maryland with degrees in English (BA, summa cum laude, 1978, and MA, in 1981 In 2004, he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity Degree (honoris causa) from Carey Theological Seminary in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and in 2010, he received a second honorary doctorate, this one from Virginia Theological Seminary (Episcopal).
Brian is a popular conference speaker and a frequent guest lecturer for denominational and ecumenical leadership gatherings - across the US and Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. His public speaking covers a broad range of topics including postmodern thought and culture, Biblical studies, evangelism, leadership, global mission, spiritual formation, worship, pastoral survival and burnout, inter-religious dialogue, ecology, and social justice.