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Brian D. McLaren is a prominent, controversial evangelical pastor. He was recognized as one of Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America" in 2005, and is the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, Maryland. Born in 1956, Brian McLaren graduated from the mostra'n més University of Maryland, College Park, with BA and MA degrees in English. After several years of teaching English and consulting in higher education, he left academia in 1986 to become the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church, a nondenominational church in the Baltimore-Washington region. Many of the books that McLaren has authored, including the "A New Kind of Christian" trilogy, deal with Christianity in the context of the cultural shift towards a new emerging church movement. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Brian McLaren (foreground) and Tony Jones, Yale Theological Conversation, Yale Divinity School, February 2006; Photograph: Virgil Vaduva CC BY 2.5,


Obres de Brian D. McLaren

More Ready Than You Realize (2002) 540 exemplars
The Church on the Other Side (2000) 475 exemplars
The Justice Project (2009) 89 exemplars
Reinventing Your Church (1998) 67 exemplars
Cory and the Seventh Story (2018) 18 exemplars
The Girl with the Dove Tattoo (2012) 10 exemplars
Evangelism as Dance 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Col·laborador — 100 exemplars
A New Kind Of Conversation (2006) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
Peace Be with You: Christ's Benediction amid Violent Empires (2010) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars


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After several other McLaren titles, I thought I'd enjoy this one. Maybe it's about timing, but the writing didn't engage me. His topic holds great potential, but the tone of the writer (see what I know/how I'm thinking) proved distracting to me.
rebwaring | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Aug 14, 2023 |
This thought provoking look at the emergent church made for lively discussion in book group. The content suffers a bit with the author's attempt to embrace edgy, eclectic forms of writing, but it's still good stuff.
rebwaring | Hi ha 17 ressenyes més | Aug 14, 2023 |
Much of what McLaren describes and names so well in the first half of the book hit that spot in me that recognizes truth. Ah-ha, I'm not the only one to think/feel/experience such and such. I found the views so compelling, I bought a copy of my own (because I'd started with a library book). Who doesn't appreciate knowing they are not alone?

And then the focus of the writing shifts to how-to. My momentum slacked, and I felt like I was in the weeds. This is most likely a reflection on my need/interest rather than on the topic or the writing.

I'm going to trust that timing matters and that when I'm ready, I'll find McLaren waiting to walk me through what comes next in living a life that is in tune with what I believe.
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rebwaring | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Aug 14, 2023 |
For me, coming from a fundamental background, McLaren provided me with much 'food for thought'. I also lead a discussion of the book for the Progressive group. Part 1 covered the history of the Christian religion in its many iterations; Part 2 focused on why a person should remain within the Christian umbrella; Part 3 asked how we should remain within the confines of Christianity. For me, the jury is still out; I am on the edge but I have difficulty envisioning no religious focus.
Elizabeth80 | May 20, 2023 |


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