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Brian McLaren

Brian D. McLaren (born 1956) is a prominent Christian pastor, author, activist and speaker and leading figure in the Emerging Church movement.

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Unfortunately, that ship has sailed. While the original meaning is beautiful, years of cultural baggage…
Tomorrow! special guest Brian McLaren on podcast with
Finished this one back in January from 1 of my fav authors brian_mclaren Even…
Author. Speaker. Activist. Collective welcomes Brian McLaren to The Table Restaurant on November 17th at 7PM.
On page 6 of 304 of We Make the Road by Walking, by Brian D. McLaren
Wait until you hear what I saw!! I was at a McLaren dealership in New Jersey!!! It was AWESOME...
I am at the end of a book study at church on Brian McLaren's brilliant book, "A Generous Orthodoxy." Our next one…
“The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better.” -Richard Rohr. Excerpt From. The Great Spiritual Migration. Brian D. McLaren
Great article from responding to Brian McLaren, Greg Boyd, Brian Zahnd, and Bruxy Cavey’s “apology”…
Congratulations to Brian Dudziak on his recent promotion to Director of Operations! Nice job!
NOV. 15- special guest Brian McLaren on podcast with
Probably just comes down to ego, though Shakespeare is apparently in line to be part of Big Sam's Everton…
I added a video to a playlist Advanced PDR Training with SAI / Brian Jump (Rolls Royce + McLaren)
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Brian McLaren, author and activist. One of my go-to progressives for a wise calm word.
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Promise I will check it out once done with this Brian Mclaren book x
Accessible (non-academic) voices for me are Rob Bell, Peter Enns, Brian McLaren, John Dominic Crossan…
Imagine a new kind of church for the journey before us - Brian McLaren
Thanks to Brian McLaren for this response to the Nashville Statement.
I just entered the McLaren 570S Push Sports Car Sweepstakes from For a chance to visit
I'm digging "Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World" by Brian D. McLaren
Alonso denies making Honda ultimatum to McLaren(ESPN)
Love, love, LOVE this one form Brian McLaren! "Why I Applaud (and Fervently Deny) the Nashville Statement"
Superb response from another dear friend, and my favorite author, Brian McLaren! I fully concur!
So grateful for brian_mclaren's word to us today. "Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest…
This is a very intense and prophetic article. Thank you Brian McLaren.
Listen to guide us in the ways of Jesus resistance, painful truth and future hope:
On page 191 of 352 of A Generous Orthodoxy, by Brian D. McLaren
Brian D. McLaren and I are telling a story together in October. John Bucher asked us some questions about it.
A church nearby is having Brian McLaren speak at their 300th anniversary event. What better way to crap on your ancestors and their beliefs?
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Interview Brian Wiltshire.He educated us on 2GB about the NWO.Michael McLaren knows all about the NWO.Europes invasion to gainNWO
I liked a video Responding to Brian McLaren and the 'New Kind of Christian' | Ron Rhodes
Brian McLaren chased me away from that label years ago.
The Challenges and the Feature of the Christian tradition, Brian McLaren ht…
In reference to the Brian McLaren article going around... So honestly...young white men are offered pretty much everything...
Spectacular analysis by Brian McLaren. This is a must read at this critical time in America's history and the...
Renault still open to McLaren engine supply(ESPN)
Why Pastors and Priests Are Leaving the Church (Part 1) – Brian McLaren [Do you relate?]
Brian Campbell just read a prepared statement, choking back tears, as he made his retirement from the NHL official.
What if Christianity moved from an organized religion to an organizing religion? Thoughts from Brian McLaren.
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Of the many radical things said and done by Jesus, his unflinching emphasis on love was the most radical of all. Brian McLaren
Brian Campbell has announced his retirement.
Brian McLaren has been one of my inspirations for years. It was such a gift to meet him and spend time together at…
Faith and Belief. Faith Expressed as Love. Monday, July 17, 2017. Today Brian McLaren continues reflecting on...
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Faith Expressed as Love. . Today Brian McLaren continues reflecting on faith and belief:. "We could say that...
Idk if it's passé nowadays, but the books that first helped me were Brian McLaren's A New Kind of Christian series.
"Don't let the evil and ugliness that others are doing ruin your life and make you bitter." - Brian McLaren
McLaren optimistic Alonso will stay in 2018(ESPN)
5. ...usually works in reverse: moderate or progressive evangelical theologians can court mainline audiences—Jim Wallis, Brian McLaren, etc.
It occurs to me that the first time I heard Brian McLaren, at '11, would've been right after the first
In a seminary course I took in Jan. with Brian McLaren, he mentioned the problem with the slippery slope…
Not very surprised w his position as he's basically been in the same crowd as Rob Bell/Brian McLaren etc.
The Gospel is not, as Brian McLaren says, “an evacuation plan for heaven.” In today’s meditation, Richard Rohr...
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Congratulations Pam, Bruce Lang, Sue McLaren & Brian, for your outstanding contributions in our safety community! H…
"Visioning with Bishop Grant Hagiya and keynote speaker Brian McLaren and more!"
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.. a corresponding desire to improve the parts of that country that aren't good, wise, or beautiful." Brian McLaren
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There are 14 of us in the Bloom Room this morning watching Brian McLaren discuss a new understanding of...
Come and hear Brian McLaren today Friday 6.30 for 7.00 at St Toms. Great opportunity to hear an influentian Christian leader
So let me get this straight, you don't think ISIS is truly Islamic but you think John Shelby Spong and Brian McLaren are truly Christian?
Brian McLaren:. Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman - protecting the future
Inspiring video from Brian McLaren on Signs of Hope in the Church
Interesting take as usual from McLaren on where things might be headed.
feels like all my sports childhood commentators have gone. Brian Moore, David Coleman, O'Sullevan, Waddell, McLaren, Carpenter.
Brian McLaren:. Something positive from the faith community ...
Brian McLaren speaking at TUR 10am service this Sunday - see you there!
yep, sharing a drink with David Coleman, Brian Moore, Bill McLaren, Ron Pickering and John Arlott, all
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Brian McLaren:. Exciting new developments in theological education!
pretty similar to the actual McLaren team then.
start with Finding Our Way Again, Brian McLaren - then the rest of the series
I added a video to a playlist Brian McLaren - "Dealing with Conflict in the Biblical Narrative"
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Letter to the Editor: Brian McLaren, Jim Wallis, Marianne Williamson Speaking at “Parliament of the World Religions”
When you see a McLaren Honda finish ahead of both Mercedes via
Too often we see the Bible through whatever lens we get from our culture - Brian McLaren
Brian Mclaren: If you are interested in the eucharist, the church, and the church's relation to power, violence, empire, and peacemaking …
Brian McLaren:. ...if our faith can't withstand challenges, if we are afraid of taking a second look at things...
Brian McLaren:. Stan Mitchell gets it right on what it means to be Evangelical ...
I liked a video Brian McLaren and Michael Hardin teaching on René Girard and Mimetic Theory Part 1
Spiral dynamics is fantastic but sadly ignored in UK. I've seen Ken Wilber on one of Brian McLaren's recommended book lists.
Last speaker of the day, Brian McLaren, after hearing Craig Barnes and Will Willimon earlier. A good day.
More on how fear immobilizes us, Richard Rohr via Brian McLaren.
I dont know all the percher on this list but the ones I know of are the most unbiblical antichrist prosperity gospel preachers in world and its know wonder this country is in the shape it is in now The 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America •Rick Warren •Howard and Roberta Ahmanson •David Barton •Douglas Coe •Charles Colson •Luis Cortes •James Dobson •Stuart Epperson •Michael Gerson •Billy and Franklin Graham •Ted Haggard •Bill Hybels •T.D. Jakes •Diane Knippers •Tim and Beverly LaHaye •Richard Land •Brian McLaren •Joyce Meyer •Richard John Neuhaus •Mark Noll •J.I. Packer •Rick Santorum •Jay Sekulow •Stephen Strang •Ralph Winter Philippians Chapter 3 17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. 18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is ...
Warren Smith discusses the New Age and it's explosive growth in the Church. Oprah, Joel Osteen, Brian McLaren,...
On October 12, 2013, GYC Southeast held a conference at Southern Adventist University, Tennessee. On Sabbath, Pastor Steve Wohlberg exposed the dangers of Spiritual Formation and the Emerging Church. ADvindicate interviewed Wohlberg to learn how the conference was received and to learn more about t…dangers the church is facing from these forms of spiritualism. HOW DID YOU END UP AT SOUTHERN TALKING ABOUT THE Emerging Church? Last spring I was contacted by GYC-Southeast and specifically informed that they were looking for a speaker for their Oct. 9-12 conference at Southern Adventist University “who can refute and present against the Emerging Church and Spiritual Formation.” An additional context was GYCSE’s deep concern over a looming Spectrum-sponsored “Adventist Forum Conference” called “A Third Way,” scheduled for Sept. 6-8, featuring Emerging Church leader Brian McLaren. Some SAU students would no doubt attend. So it was by direct request that I became involved in this controversial t ...
OPEN DOOR COMMUNITY CHURCH FALL CONFERENCE TENTATIVE SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER 26-28 2014 Tentative Schedule for Conference Friday Night September 26 - 7:00 pm Musical guest followed by the presentation of the Peggy Campolo Carrier Pigeon Award by Peggy to Brian McLaren who will speak after the presentation. Details of the award history and information on Brian may be found below. Saturday Morning September 27 - 10:30 am - Brian McLaren will speak. Lunch Saturday Afternoon September 27 1:15 pm - Jay Bakker Saturday Afternoon September 27 2:15 pm - Workshop(s) Details to Be Announced. Saturday Night September 27 7:00 pm - Musical Guest followed by Frank Schaeffer. Sunday Morning September 28 10:45 Worship Service Frank Schaeffer will deliver the message. Church Wide Potluck to follow. All events are free, love offerings will be taken. Church Address: 709 West Lee Avenue, Sherwood AR 72120
Talking with opens up new insights into Scripture. His new book is revelatory.
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Hi. Just listened to your interview with Brian McLaren. I responded, as Roxee. I hope you read it I think it will help. Seriously
Hey Seth - curious if you liked Brian McLaren's book, Why Did Jesus, Moses,..?Might grab it.
Editing the recorded live chat with Brian McLaren from yesterday. Should be up soon! Brian is amazing!
I'm starting a book club at Emerson Lib. in Sept the title is "We Make the Road by Walking" by Brian McLaren
my bad...I thought your profile was Brian McLaren. I hate when I laugh when I'm this angry
Come when you can to Everyday Spirituality Sunday Morning Adult Group, now reading Brian McLaren's book.
What do and atheism have to do with each other? Find out: .
You might find "A New Kind Of Christianity" by Brian McLaren an interesting read.
Is our Christian identity built from fear from the other? Here's a piece with Brian D. McLaren on moving from...
Love him or hate him or don't know who he is...here's another Brian McLaren blog...
A radical heroism that sacrifices ego & power, not children, is what & seek. Join them.
I liked your convo with I just mentioned it in a post: Jesus Christ Christian
I gave you another shoutout today: I hope you're enjoying your vacation!
it was great meeting you last Friday night! I just posted about you and your book: I hope you like it.
TOM 3p ET discover spiritual path in "We Make the Road by Walking" w/&
Soldier poet Wilfred Owen explained its cause. & pray for a new heroism.
On Thursday, July 31 at 3:00 Eastern, The Raven Foundation will interview the highly influential activist,...
On TH 7.31 @ 3p ET, join & for a live video chat on Christian formation
While contextualizing our discussion in class today I came across this from Brian D. McLaren. Challenging thoughts.
Wake-Up Call From the Depths of the Congo "The West was also silent when Cambodia and Rwanda..." via
Brian McLaren has great content on his blog but I can barely read it due to how ugly the site is. Anyone else?
Live Chat with Brian McLaren: We Make the Road by Walking: A Book Review -
Wrapping up a great weekend by listening to Brian McLaren on Audible and clearing emails.
New blog post: Q & R: Why not Hinduism?: Here's the Q: Thank you for writing "Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha...
It's not how much you have that brings happiness; it's how much you appreciate however much or little you have. - Brian McLaren
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“The learners will inherit the earth while the learned are equipped to face a world that no longer exists.” (Brian McLaren)
A privilege to meet Brian McLaren at Iona DC! His writing is transformational and inspiring. Excited to move forward.
Thinking of Stephen McLaren of in California, but his photographs of American Scots are on show here
but loves Brian Mclaren and argues he's a innovative Christian leader. How can you disagree with RHE?
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Further proof about my theory that Dave Ramsey is the Darkest Timeline version of Brian McLaren.
Does anybody else think that Dave Ramsey might just be Brian McLaren from the darkest timeline?
"For this ability not simply to rage over what has been taken, but to celebrate what was once given, thanks." - Brian McLaren
'For this memory of something I used to enjoy but now have lost, thanks.' - Brian McLaren
The Christian today has cast his lot with a discredited Christendom and inherited a defunct vocabulary -Brian McLaren (citing Walker Percy)
What does a Hip-Hop artist, Waffle House waitress, tire salesman, and disabled girl have to do with discovering spiritual truth? What if embracing authentic Christianity is a journey of unlearning? Welcome to Jim Palmer's world!Don Miller meets Anne Lamott meets Brian McLaren in this tale of shed...…
Wanted to give you guys a heads up, just in case any one wants to come to Little Rock for Open Door Community Church's fall conference. The details just keep getting better and better: Open Door Community Church Fall Conference 2014 will be September 26-28. Our Peggy Campolo (she will present the award) Carrier Pigeon Award recipient and featured speaker will be Brian McLaren. Other guests announced thus far: Frank Schaeffer, Jay Bakker, Cynthia Clawson and Ragan Courtney, Chip Davis and Rev Vince Anderson.
The False Gospel of Rick Warren, Rob Bell, Brian McLaren and Steve Chalke talk by Gary Gilley - Part 1
Be warnd of false religion and the slaves of the anti-Christ 2007, a group of Muslim clerics sent an open letter to Christian leaders called “A Common Word Between Us”. In it they stated that the two “great religions” shared two crucial beliefs in common: The love of the one God and the command to love one another. Hundreds of Christian leaders, including Brian McLaren, Rick Warren and Jim Wallis, responded positively to the letter, calling for greater dialogue and cooperation between Christian and Muslim leaders to bring peace to the world and eliminate poverty and injustice.While these Christian leaders’ intentions may have been good, their actions are foolish. No matter what beliefs Muslims and Christians may have in common, the Koran denies the triune God and denies that Jesus is the Son of God. These two disagreements make anything we share in common meaningless. Jesus and the apostle Paul warn us against having communion with non-believers. This movement of Chrislam is leading both Muslims ...
As such, I don’t think Steve Chalke, Brian McLaren, Tony Campolo, Rob Bell and co are reading the Bible through a Jesus lens, as much as they are reading Jesus through a selective, progressive postmodern lens, and then reading the rest of the Bible through that. The end result, ironically, is that while the Jesus we find in the Gospels fits well with the rest of the scriptures – as you might expect, given that he inspired them – neither the Jesus of the Gospels, nor the Bible, fit particularly well with the pastiche of Jesus that the Red Letter guys want to promote.
In what appears to be a sweeping phenomenon, Christian leaders are embracing practices and a new spirituality that borrows from Eastern mysticism and New Age philosophy. The changes are taking place worldwide and involve many of the most popular evangelical leaders including Rick Warren, Brian McLaren, Richard Foster, Tony Campolo, and Eugene Peterson. In Rick Warren’s Purpose-Driven Life, on Day Eleven, he encourages people to practice “breath prayers” by repeating words and phrases over and over in a mantra-style prayer, a practice used centuries ago by a group of mystical monks known as the Desert Fathers. This so-called “prayer” is identical to that found in Hindu yoga and Zen Buddhism. Ruth Haley Barton, formerly of Willow Creek and trained at the very contemplative Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington D.C., wrote Invitation to Solitude and Silence, and teaches contemplative prayer through her Transforming Center. Barton co-authored with John Ortberg Ordinary Day With Jesu ...
Happy New Year! I have here a list of the ten best books I read in 2013: "Falling Upward" and "Simplicity" by Richard Rohr "New Seeds of Contemplation" by Thomas Merton "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson "What Good is God" by Philip Yancey "The Amateur" by Edward Klein "A New Kind of Christianity" by Brian McLaren "Shame and Grace" by Lewis Smedes "Staying Rational in an Irrational World" by Albert Ellis "Mere Christianity" and "The Problem of Pain" by C.S. Lewis Oops / that's eleven, isn't it? Well , okay then it's hard to remove any of these from my list. They are all good, I think.
A REVIEW OF: THE POBLEM WITH GOD (Why Atheists, True Believers, and Even Agnostics Must All Be Wrong) I have decided to close 2013 by reviewing the very last book I have read this year. This one is a real classic and masterpiece on the perennial subject of GOD - A subject that has captured the human imagination for millennia. I have read THE BEST ON GOD: Hans Kung, John Macquarrie, Marcus Borg, John Spong, Matthew Fox, Paul Tillich, J.A Robinson, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, Rob Bell, Don Cupitt, Lloyd Geering, Karen Armstrong, Karl Barth, Richard Rohr, Pete Rollins, Diana Butler-Bass, Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren, Pete Enns, Dominic Crossan, Robert Wright, Bart Ehrman, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennet and many other Professional writers on the subject of God. Professor Peter Steinberger is just a dessert cherry on top of a wonderful "God buffet". My personal quest gained momentum after an Epiphany I had on 17 August 2007; that was after I had just completed Prof. Richard Dawkins book, THE GOD DELUS ...
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 2 Timothy 4: 3-4. What is the true Biblical Gospel: Christ and Him crucified, Acts 2:23-24. 1 Corinthians 2:2. Jesus, God's perfect Son, came to this sinful world to take the punishment that we we deserved. Shedding His blood. He is the sin offering sacrificed on our behalf. What do false teachers preach-this includes health and wealth, prosperity, name it and claim it and word of faith. Examples, Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyers, Benny Hinn, Creflo Dollar, T. D. Jakes, Emergent Church leaders, Brian McLaren, and Bill Hybels and Rick Warren representing the purpose driven movement. There are many more that I can't possibly list but you get the idea. They preach believe and recieve. 'There is a miracle in your mouth'. You can bring things to fruitio ...
Watch out for these wolves in sheep's clothing who are major players in the Emergent Church movement. They bring another gospel and another jesus that the apostle Paul warned of in Galatians 1:6-9 and said they are accursed. Rick Warren, Mark Driscoll, Bob Buford, Peter Drucker, Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, Tony Jones, Bill Hybels, Robert Schuller, Francis Chan, David Platt.
We need to do a biblical audit on the xtianity of Brian Mclaren & Andrew Wommack. Their teaching has become licence for SIN!
My friend, and one of my favorite authors, Brian McLaren, writes at Tony Campolo's "Red Letter Christians" Blog.
I got back from WA Island last night. I woke up reflecting on the conference but the experience that kept coming to mind was not one of the thought provoking speeches of the keynote speaker, Brian McLaren but a moment of “Grace Happening”. In the room next to me was a family with four children ranging in age from 4 months to 12 years, three boys and a girl. One day I was sitting in the common room checking my email. The 10 year old boy came in and started watching me from across the room, so I struck up a conversation. “What have you been doing on vacation?” He began to tell me about learning how to swim underwater, when his rambunctious 8 year old sister came in like a wave and washed over his words with her own. The boy apparently used to this stopped his own story and listened to hers. Soon their father called them, the girl bounced out of the room. I went back to my emailing. The boy, however, came over to me, and gently placed his hand on my shoulder. I looked up at him and he looked at me, m ...
BROTHERS AND SISTERS PLEASE READ. THIS IS URGENT! Evangelicals Sign A Letter Declaring That Allah Is God? "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools." Romans 1:22 All those Muslims, they’re so peaceful. We can get along … the Christians and the Muslims … sing kumbaya … gather together and have interfaith dialogue. The Tony Blair Faith Foundation which is seeking to do that thinks so. In fact sitting right there on the board is none other than Rick Warren … oh it must be true… Even the National Association of Evangelicals …A "who's who" of evangelical Christian leaders, including Rick Warren, Robert Schuller, Brian McLaren, Richard Cizik and Bill Hybels, have signed a letter to the Muslim community entitled "Loving God And Neighbor Together" that openly equates Allah with the Christian God. This letter was in response to an open letter from 138 prominent Islamic leaders entitled "A Common Word between Us and You" which stressed that the "unity of God" is "thus the common ground betw ...
BRIAN MCLAREN’S ADVICE TO CONTEMPORARY SONGWRITERS (Friday Church News Notes, June 14, 2013, www.wayoflife.org fbns866-295-4143) - Brian McLaren, one of the most influential voices of the most liberal side of the “Emerging Church,” has published an “Open Letter to Worship Leaders” in which he offers “a list of Biblical themes to explore in our lyrics.” Note the word “Biblical.” McLaren loves to use biblical terminology, but he defines it with a heretic’s dictionary. He has rejected the dispensational theology of his godly missionary grandfather, having launched his boat onto the waters of end-time apostasy. McLaren and his emerging pals are a fulfillment of 2 Timothy 3. They have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof (v. 5), which is the blood atonement of Christ and the infallible Scripture. They are “ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth (v. 7). Indeed, McLaren’s theology is never settled. He loves to cast doubt on “the old,” but he has ...
Here's how the Fake Me works when someone accepts the fake friend request. A reader (thanks!) shared this interchange (name changed for anonymity). The scam orphanage website has been taken down. + Brian Mclaren Thank you Mary I would like you to join me in the on going donation project for the orphans in Africa 12:23pm Mary I thought you might. 12:26pm Brian Mclaren you thought i might what Mary? 12:26pm Mary What project? 12:27pm Brian Mclaren Building for Africa Orphans 12:27pm Mary Can I get the info on your website? 12:28pm Brian Mclaren I will give you the website so that you can make your choice of donation today They are dying of lack of shelter and starvation, are you ready to help this poor orphans today? 12:31pm Mary I would like to learn more. What is the website? 12:33pm Brian Mclaren here is the website www.africanorphan.[link removed] send your donations today and God will bless you more 12:33pm Mary Thank you. 12:34pm Brian Mclaren Take a glance at the website and click on donation, meet m ...
Christian Identity in a Multi-faith Context Listening to Brian McLaren's words of peaceful wisdom...
Today we’re covering everything from the Boy Scout’s decision to cave to the left, to a mysterious mega-money request from Emergent guru Brian McLaren, to some new information about Spiritual Formation – the latest trend that is leading a huge number of seeker-friendly churches into a man-made, and…
By Marcia Montenegro, 23 May 2013 Why discuss Franciscan priest Richard Rohr? Is it simply because of his ties to Emergents and to New Age philosophy? No, it's because young people are being influenced by the Emergents, who are increasingly endorsing and promoting syncretists like Richard Rohr and Matthew Fox. Also, the heresies promoted by these teachers can be subtle, and pastors, parents, teachers in the church, and others need to be aware of this and know how to recognize it. Introduction Richard Rohr, the Franciscan priest who runs the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM, has a wide audience through his teachings at the Center,through those who admire him, and his books. Many of the emergents like Brian McLaren and Rob Bell admire him. There are three major points of his teaching that are found in some current mystics and in the New Age: 1.    The True Self vs. the False Self 2.    A distinction made between Jesus and the Christ 3.    Panentheism In an interview posted on ...
Available in: NOOK Book (eBook), Paperback, Hardcover. When four religious leaders walk across the road, it's not the beginning of a joke. It's the start of one of the most important conversations in today's world. Can you be a committed Christian without
A review of Brian D. McLaren's latest book on the subject of inter-religious dialogue.
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Energising-challenging session with Brian McLaren and the United Methodist Bishops from round the world - who knows what could happen now?!
I was wondering if you want to weigh in on what Fitch and Holsclaw said, and what Jones said as well? How would you define you?
But Jesus was wiser than they were. As Brian McLaren once said, Jesus always created a third way that changed the situation.
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Were we trying to seize the radical middle as moral high ground? Brian McLaren weighs in on
A list of "one anothers" as a primer on basic social practices; read more by Brian D. McLaren at
This is too good not to share! Thanks, Brian McLaren, for this gem! "I often want to say to people, “You have...
Dave and Brian are so funny! Lol and gheir singing voices are hilarious!
This year, the Columbia United Church of Christ celebrates its 90th anniversary. The Rev. Steven Swope said the official anniversary was in January, but the congregation decided that because of the seasonal likelihood of inclement weather the celebration should be held in May.
Is it negative and wrong to name the names of false teachers? In his 2009 speech Brannon spoke on the topic of his book Grave Influence and Brannon did name such false teachers as Brian McLaren who...
Brian McLaren would undoubtedly approve this message!
The 229th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
An interesting discussion on Brian McLaren's page about Atonement and the story of Abraham and Isaac.
SHADOW Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander reckons both sides of the divide should look to great Scots thinkers of the past in the referendum debate.
Signed to Alchemy Records in 2008 as a duo, their first release - 'Lost Transmission' - was an instant hit across the globe. 'Bend the Future' was ...
I had a chance to meet with some of the folks who have served as mediators to Guantanamo Bay prisoners… and I am deeply disturbed by what I am learning. Here’s a little update from Guantanamo --
Watch this lion set free from his miserable circus cage. I am uploading this video for educational and inspirational purposes, not for profit and let this se...
there are times I think you teach a Brian McLaren bashing class.
"I'd like to ask Brian McLaren why does he want to switch God’s words around to benefit his understanding?"
"According to God’s Word, we are not to judge, but Brian McLaren does make me question his walk with God." (As long as you aren't judging…)
"I believe that Brian McLaren has more of a worldview rather than biblical view because of his lack of foundation"
"It appears as if Brian McLaren's messages & writings are scattered due to an overwhelming amount of content he attempts to rationalize."
"Overall Brian McLaren’s views appear to be narrative and not of a worldview."
Rebecca Kiser reviews Brian McLaren's book on how a strong and kind Christian identity can include respecting and honoring other religions.
Help me out here folks . . . Let's have some fun and for those (like me) who are Evangelical, don't take yourself too seriously. (Take note, I am talking about pop-evangelicalism). I will start. 1.
Brian McLaren linked to the movement.
A new Pentagon consultant is decrying what he calls the "virulent religious oppression" perpetrated by conservative Christians, whom he refers to as "monstrosities" and "pitiable unconstitutional carpetbaggers," comparing them to "bigots" during the civil rights era.
Earlier this week one of my students shared with me that she learned that a friend committed suicide. She was really hurt and at the same time very angry. She said that her friend had so much poten...
Welcome to "The Darling Show - Internet-TV" hosted by Ninon de Vere De Rosa and Brian Darling
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"Brian McLaren states today is different than Biblical times." (Crazy, right?)
How did TV3 land this match? Standard definition + Brian Kerr = a terrible football viewing experience. And sky only have mclaren in studio.
I see Schteef McLaren is the new king of The Netherlands! Great comeback considering his impression of Dutch people.
Q2: We had Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and Brian McLaren with us that day for a large gathering. Good to be together as the Body.
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Brian McLaren, Steve Chalke, Rob Bell, and now Jim Wallis are all in favour of redefining marriage. Who's next, I wonder?
I’m seriously starting to wonder if Dallas Willard gets irritated when Rob Bell, Brian McLaren, etc. appeal to his books.
READ - Why Did Jesus, Moses, The Buddha and Mohammed Cross The Road - Brian D.McLaren. This MUST be the direction of the Church...
Just finished the uncorrected proof version of Brian McLaren's Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed...
McLaren seems to be the 2013 Brian McMillan. Always gets the breakthrough when you need it.
I couldn't stand Alonso at McLaren or Renault, but now that he's at Ferrari he's awesome lol. Same would go for Vettel
True, but look at Button before Brawn and McLaren and the difference is night and day
Ah yes -as Bill McLaren said 33-6 was a dreadful thumping- and best of all Brian Moore was playing :-)
Wnter now to win a Copy of Brian McLaren’s Classic Book A NEW KIND OF CHRISTIANITY --
Mclaren reaLly have taken a massive step backwards! Very disappointing! Ron Dennis would never have allowed this
Is it Christian's who are lost and need to be converted to a new way of being Christian? -Brian McLaren
From Brian McLaren's lecture: to transform the church, "the first thing I would do is have a dinner." Hmmm...
Constantine's vision: "conquer by this sign." What if, instead, the vision was interpreted: "Serve by this." (from Brian McLaren's lecture)
Listening to Brian McLaren at Chapman University for the Disciples of Christ. He is always a joy to be with.
Brian McLaren: we didn't have world religions until we have writing and the first sacred scripture.
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Brian McLaren had never heard of Chapman before invited to come here
The latest episode of the Fundamorphosis podcast, with an interview with Brian McLaren, is now available. Check it...
Steve McLaren has been ‘worried’ about Barcelona lately? I'm sure they will live Shhhttteeeve.
McLaren announces Vodafone is leaving, already have a sponsor to replace them.
A reader writes All interpretation is ethical
Alliance Connect is on FIRE! Only 22 days 'till the launch. Just shared: Brian McLaren on Jesus, authority,...
The best material on the Parable of the Prodigal Son I've ever seen ... | Brian McLaren
Brian Mclaren doesn't know what to believe, he doesn't believe in Absolute truth, when Piper definitely does.
We say 'grace' and thank God for our food, but what is our obligation to those who harvested it?
A reader writes: All interpretation is ethical | Brian McLaren
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I marvel that ye are ... removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel. Bell, Chalke and now Brian McLaren
2 of 5 stars to Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and... by Brian D. McLaren
The Gospel of Brian McLaren: A New Kind of Christianity for a Multi-Faith World
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Paolo Di Canio the favourite for job. Steve McLaren 14/1. I'd get Macca. - The Independent via
Reading Rob Bell and Brian McLaren books in next weeks. Good to not write people off w/o learning, and good to be able to converse w/ people
‎"I am a Christian who does not believe in Christianity as I used to, but who believes in Christ with all my heart." Brian McLaren
If your pastor has Rob Bell and Brian McLaren books in his "Good Theology" section, time to
Brian mcdermott had the sack never seen that coming, he's a good manager. Spose that makes way for a loser like mclaren
Brian McDermott leaves Reading. Wouldn't surprise me to see Schteeeve McLaren in the mix for the job.
Thanks Brian!! Well he already owns McLaren merch & I'm just about to get him a membership hehehe!!!
Dan Mclaren has cost this city alot of money so why should he be squeeky clean,Brian Fehr is ruin to Haldi Rd.
I live in Prince George Dan Mclaren,Brian Fehr are no better than child molesters,or drug lords.
This is Bto tarnish his reputation,Brian Fehr,Dan Mclaren have shown they are.Lying Influence Peddlers.!
Books I've read in the past year: InsideOut Coaching by Joe Ehrmann, Called to Coach by Bobby Bowden, How Good Do You Want to Be by Nick Saban, Red Letter Revolution by Claiborne & Compolo, The Score Takes Care of Itself by Bill Walsh, A New Kind of Christianity by Brian McLaren, Swing Your Sword by Mike Leach, The Christian Atheist by Craig Groeschel, Wins, Losses & Lessons by Lou Holtz, Play Like You Mean It by Rex Ryan, Patriot Reign by Michael Holley, Love Wins by Rob Bell, The Genius by David Harris, Season of Life by Jeffrey Marx, Do You Love Football by Jon Gruden, Win Forever by Pete Carroll & Jesus Wants to Save Christians by Rob Bell. Some great books in that list. My new read is Evangelical Catholicism by George Weigel. I'll let you know how it goes...
BEWARE... If don't believe God's word is infallible. . Brian McLaren From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This biographical article needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful. (September 2010) Brian McLaren (foreground) and Tony Jones, Yale Theological Conversation, Yale Divinity School, February 2006; Photograph: Virgil Vaduva Brian D. McLaren (born 1956) is a prominent Christian pastor, author, activist and speaker and leading figure in the Emerging Church movement.[1][2][3][4] McLaren is also associated with postmodern Christianity and progressive Christianity and is a major figure in post-evangelical thought.[5][6][7][8][9] He has often been named one of the most influential Christian leaders in America and was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America in 2005.[10] ...
“We must never underestimate our power to be wrong when talking about God, when thinking about God, when imagining God, whether in prose or in poetry. A generous orthodoxy, in contrast to the tense, narrow, or controlling orthodoxies of so much of Christian history, doesn't take itself too seriously. It is humble. It doesn't claim too much. It admits it walks with a limp.” - Brian McLaren
ISRAEL WATCH: 25, 2013 Calling All Pentecostals! In the drive to transform the Evangelical Church in America into just one more member of the global spirituality crowd, the change agents who work 24/7 are, in the immortal words of Charlie Sheen, “Winning!” Increasingly, I see it as my duty here at Israel Watch to inform you, the reader, about this breathtaking sea-change taking place—of course in the context of how it all affects Israel. While the overall agenda to change the Church has many legs, a major weight-bearing leg is the view of Israel and Bible prophecy. I am now fielding phone calls and emails from people who want to know more, so for a time, our reportage here will reflect this growing need. Recently, this space revealed the drift by Drew Sumrall, grandson of famed Pentecostal preacher Lester E. Sumrall. Not surprisingly, “New Spirituality” guru Brian McLaren alerted his wide readership to young Mr. Sumrall some weeks back. It isn’t the first time McLaren—among other things, the ...
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Published alongside Alister McGrath, Richard Rohr, and Brian McLaren... good company to keep :-)
Beware of Deception. Don't be deceived brothers and sisters open your mind before its late . How can you follow Jesus if you don't read and study your Bible ,you may be sincere but sincerety will never protect you at all of the last day of Falling Away is headed up .Therefore you cannot make it anyway if you do not take time to study the Scripture no way in this world stop deceiving yourself No Pain No Gain .In The United States many christians are yoga practitioners do we really need Eastern Mystcism Pratcices Ain't its time to wake up ,the Bible's Reliable and Sufficient for Moral and every day life in this Earth .All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God.Many new Movements arrived in the Evangelical Platform right now in the world as THe EMERGING NEW CHRISTIANITY founded by Brian Mclaren his son is a *** person Trevor Mclaren whom married another guy by the name of Owen Ryan a ...
A RESPONSE TO WORSHIPING JESUS IN THE MOSQUE By Ken Silva pastor-teacher on Jan 18, 2013 in Current Issues, Features, Islam Apprising Ministries has long been one of the leading works exposing the neoliberal cult operating within the Emerging Church aka the Emergent Church and its evil effects upon evangelicalism. One of the EC’s first major assaults upon the foundations of proper Biblical Christianity was marshaled by Living Spiritual Teacher and EC guru Brian McLaren with his infamous book A Generous Orthodoxy (AGO). However, McLaren himself stated AGO that he was basing much of his mythology upon the missionary work of Leslie Newbigin: one of the decisive influences on the theology of mission in the twentieth century… Newbigin early emerged as a missionary statesman and ecumenical leader… He modelled what it means to contextualise Christian witness… Lesslie Newbigin was wholly committed to God’s mission of the redemption of the world. He was equally committed to the unity of the church. (sour ...
                      Definition: Penal Substitution is related to the notion of substitutionary sacrifice. It is widely attested in scripture, and simply means that Christ died in the place of sinners. The perfect obedience that God requires from His creatures (that they cannot achieve), Jesus fully gave. In bearing the penalty of human sin as a sacrifice in our place, He bore the penalty and made full satisfaction to God for all our failures and misdeeds.*   The reason this doctrine is so important at the present hour is illustrated by men in history, and some at present such as Brian McLaren, who has written: "For starters, if God wants to forgive us, why doesn't He just do it? How does punishing an innocent person make things better? That just sounds like just one more injustice in the cosmic equation. It sounds like divine child abuse."   Men like ...
Rev. Sarah Buteux January 13, 2013 Epiphany 1, Year A Isaiah 42:1-9 Luke 3:15-22     Well friends I am just back from a conference, and when I say just back I mean I arrived home last night at 1:00 am, so if I fall asleep during this sermon it’s totally me… not you. You’re doing a great job.     The conference was a “National Conversation about the Emerging Church:” two days of conversation with people like Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren, and Diana Butler Bass, about the future of the church. And I really wanted to be there - even if it meant being a part from my family and losing a lot of sleep - because, in case you haven’t noticed, the Church as we know it is in a major state of crisis.      Now when I say “The Church,” I’m not talking about our church here in Hadley, which is actually doing remarkably well all things considered, but about the Christian Church in general. The truth is that things for the Church as an institution have not been looking good for some time.     ...
I spent some time today with a small group of Emerging Church leaders talking about where this "conversation" is going. Brian McLaren posed a question - "if this is to be a movement, then what demands are we making of ourselves and the world? Where are we moving towards?" What are your thoughts about his question? I, personally, think it is a very good one to ponder...
A few writers, thinkers, pastors, and theologians (Brian McLaren and Eric Elnes, among others) note that a new convergence is happening within Christianity. McLaren notes: "A new coalition ...
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A birthday party for the new humanity
"True faithfulness bonds the hearts of the faithful to their unfaithful neighbors" ~ Brian McLaren, Generous Orthodoxy
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I discovered, online, two little ebooks by Brian McLaren that intrigue me. One is The Word of the Lord to...
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BTW Iain I have to ask you, who is Brian McLaren?
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Emergent leader Brian McLaren not only signed the response to A Common Word, but also equates Islam on the same...
To the self-described "Pro Palestinian, Pro Peace, Pro Israel, Pro Jesus Evangelicals" who promote non-violence and peacemaking...where are your clear condemnations of the terror war launched with Hamas rockets against Israeli citizens? Your pattern of silence in these frequent terror attacks against Jews are all too predictable. Lynne Hybels, Tony Campolo, Sami Awad, Shane Claiborne, Bob Roberts Jr., Joel Hunter, John Ortberg, Gary Burge, Jim Hanon, Bill Oechsler, Todd Deatherage, Jim Wallis, Porter Speakman Jr.,(last but not least, the comically described "evangelical" Brian McLaren)—will you condemn Palestinian terror unequivocally? I would not count on any such condemnation, at least without the accompanying scripted/talking points of "occupation," "illegal settlements," etc. Moral leadership in the American Church is at distressingly low levels.
This is part ONE, of some very informative and historical information concerning the journey of one Man into A Deep Ecclesiology. Many Christians are afraid of finding out information that goes against the grain of what they have or have not been exposed to. How do you deal with that kind of information? Let's find out. . The summing up of all things in Christ. —Ephesians 1:10 NASB My friends Andrew Jones and Brian McLaren have written about something they call “deep ecclesiology.” This phrase appears to be derived from Noam Chomsky’s linguistic theory of “deep semantics.” Chomsky said that underly- ing the “surface structures” of the statements we make is a deeper and simpler structure that’s ingrained in the human capacity for language. Andrew and Brian have said that, in a similar way, underneath our varying models of church is a basic underlying reality that should be manifested in our historical and social settings. This notion has been coined “deep ecclesiology.” I resonate who ...
Folks like Rob Bell and Brian McLaren (I don't know Tony Jones from Adam) have an opposite orientation from Ehrman.
For any of my friends out there fed up of Church and how it gets on (whatever flavour your church happens to be) I have been readin Brian McLaren's "Why did Jesus, Moses, Buddha and Mohammed cross the road" (no honestly it is a serious book) while away and it has this quote...
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As a teenager and young man, Justin Lee felt deeply torn. Nicknamed "God Boy" by his peers, he knew that he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry. But Lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was *** In this groundbreaking book, Lee recalls the events--his coming out to his ...
Literally at a loss of words w/ Brian Mclaren's political post & review. Has anyone seen a thoughtful response to this?
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Brian McLaren on God tonight at Victus. 7:30pm at the St. B's rectory. Dessert, coffee and hugs for all who attend.
Pastor upset reformed part of congregation when he dressed as Brian Mclaren for Halloween. Said it was predestined.
It's ironic that the 2 posts vying for the 10th spot on the most-viewed-post list on my blog are "Van Til on Driscoll" and "Brian McLaren Blesses Son's Swordfighting"---while one tries hard to exude uber-machismo, the other is so unabashedly *** LOL.
In the beautiful Davis sq. reading Brian McLaren and then a meeting. @ Starbucks
Brian McLaren: I know how she feels! - I'll be posting my election thoughts soon - maybe tomorrow.
Pastor upset the reformed part of our congregation when he came dressed as Brian Mclaren for Halloween. He said it was predestined.
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The words "evangelical" and "fundamentalist" have very little meaning. "Evangelical" includes, for some people, everyone from J.I. Packer to T.D. Jakes to Brian McLaren. I tried my hand at explaining the spectrum, with tongue in cheek. A conservative evangelical is a fundamentalist whose kids dress ...
Second, many conservative Christians aren't really arguing about homosexuality. They're arguing about a view of biblical authority on which nearly everything they say and do depends. They can't imagine their faith surviving if they lost their current view of biblical authority, so they find themselv...
"Your sociology can't shape your theology" SOLID! | Speaking of Billy Graham Assoc. and Brian McLaren
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