Sunday, August 12
The Great Spiritual Migration
Time: 10:00 am – 10:40 am
Drawing from his work as global activist, pastor, and public theologian, Brian McLaren challenges readers 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 activists 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
With his trademark brilliance and compassion, McLaren invites readers to seize the moment and set out on the most significant spiritual pilgrimage of our time: to help Christianity become more Christian.
This class will utilize the book, The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World's Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to be Christian.
Purchase the book by credit card online and pick it up in the atrium on July 29, August 5 or at the first class on August 12. Or, purchase the book by cash or check (make payable to Christ the Savior Lutheran Church with spiritual migration on the memo line) in the atrium on July 29 or August 5.