A Retreat with Author & Activist Brian McLaren

Event details

  • Saturday | April 28, 2018
  • 9:00 am
  • St. Paul's - Various Rooms

The Great Spiritual Migration: A Retreat with Brian McLaren

St. Paul’s, Cleveland Heights, will host a retreat by nationally acclaimed author, speaker and activist Brian McLaren on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A former college English teacher and pastor, McLaren 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, a contributor to We Stand With Love, and a leader in the Convergence Network, through which he is developing an innovative training/mentoring program for pastors and church planters. He is the author of more than a dozen books including A New Kind of Christian, Everything Must Change, A Generous Orthodoxy and Making the Road by Walking.

During the retreat at St. Paul’s, McLaren will share his belief that Christian faith is not dying. Rather, it is embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift. More than one third of millennials claim to have no religious affiliation, but this same generation still seeks “spiritual” connection and prefers good works to doctrine.

“What would it mean for Christians to rediscover their faith not as a problematic system of beliefs but as a just and generous way of life, rooted in contemplation and expressed in compassion?” McLaren asks in his latest book, The Great Spiritual Migration. “Could Christians migrate from defining their faith as a system of beliefs to expressing it as a loving way of life?”

The retreat cost is $75, including lunch and snacks. Online registration is available here.

This event is co-sponsored by St. Paul’s, River’s Edge and Cleveland Ecumenical Institute for Religious Studies.