Fall Lecture Series
Saturday November 10, 2018
University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA
9am - 4:30pm
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 an Auburn Senior Fellow and a leader in the Convergence Network, through which he is developing an innovative training/mentoring program for pastors, church planters, and lay leaders called Convergence Leadership Project. He works closely with the Center for Progressive Renewal/Convergence, the Wild Goose Festival and the Fair Food Program‘s Faith Working Group.
Born in 1956, he graduated from University of Maryland with degrees in English (BA, summa cum laude, 1978, and MA, in 1981). His academic interests included Medieval drama, Romantic poets, modern philosophical literature, and the novels of Dr. Walker Percy. 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 from Virginia Theological Seminary (Episcopal).
Faith in the aftermath
1. God After God:
When old images and concepts of God fail, and when atheism and agnosticism fail as well, does God have a future?
2. Religion After Religion:
When our religions seem to be more of a problem than a solution, what will become of them?
3. Church After Church:
Assuming that the future will be very different from the past or present, how do we pilot our churches through turbulent times?