The Way Collective is beyond stoked to welcome acclaimed author, teacher, and speaker Brian McLaren for a special one-night-only intimate event at the Narrative Loft (right off the Funk Zone) in Santa Barbara.
In his new book, The Great Spiritual Migration, Brian argues that— notwithstanding the dire headlines about the demise of faith and drop in church attendance—Christian faith is not dying. Rather, it is embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift. And that, for millions, the journey has already begun.
Drawing from his work as global peacemaker, pastor, and public theologian, McLaren challenges readers to stop worrying, waiting, and indulging in nostalgia, and instead, to embrace the powerful new understandings that are reshaping the church. In The Great Spiritual Migration, he explores three profound shifts that define the change:
∙ Spiritually, growing numbers of Christians are moving away from defining themselves by lists of beliefs and toward a way of life defined by love.
∙ Theologically, believers are increasingly rejecting the image of God as a violent Supreme Being and embracing the image of God as the renewing Spirit at work in our world for the common good.
∙ Missionally, the faithful are identifying less with organized religion and more with organizing religion—spiritual peacemakers dedicated to healing the planet, building peace, overcoming poverty and injustice, and collaborating with other faiths to ensure a better future for all of us
Join us for an evening with Brian as he explores these themes, and the new questions they raise during some Q&R time with him!
Come early for a little pre-event social time including FREE beer and wine (did you just say FREE beer and wine? YEP.