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January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm$25
A Zoom Conversation with Brian McLaren
Faith and Doubt
A Love Story
Thursday, January 21st, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST USA (UTC/GMT-4)
A four-stage journey to a faith that expresses itself in love
Our civilization faces a momentous choice: continue to run on dirty fossil energy, or convert to clean and renewable energy. The former option offers the convenience of familiarity, but it is a suicidal path. The latter option requires us to doubt many economic and political orthodoxies, and it requires great innovation and creativity.
We face a similar choice in regards to religion. We have a ready supply of fossilized religion that runs on shame, fear, hostility, resistance to science, and short time frames. How can we “convert” from a dirty-energy spirituality to a clean-energy spirituality, especially within Christianity, the world’s largest, wealthiest, and most highly-armed religion? This transition matters to the whole world, and will require Christians to engage both doubt and faith. Drawing from his own journey from fundamentalism to a more evolutionary and expansive Christian faith, former pastor, author, and public theologian Brian McLaren proposes a four-stage journey of faith and doubt. His proposal integrates the work of over a dozen theorists and has the capacity to stimulate both the doubt and faith we need to transition to a “clean energy” faith that expresses itself in love.
Join us online on January 21st for a thrilling conversation with Brian, where we will explore an evolutionary spirituality of love.