A Day with Brian McLaren


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.

He graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in English (BA, summa cum laude, and MA). 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).

Schedule - April 25, 2018

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.      Workshop - Registration is closed

"Creating Communities of Spiritual Activism, or, If I Were 26, What Kind of Church Would I Plant in 2018?"

Pre-registration required. Workshop is free and open to both clergy and laity. 

Noon - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch: $10   Lunch registration is closed.

4:00-6:30 p.m.      Reception and Dinner   $20  Dinner registration is closed

7:00-9:00 p.m.      Lecture - No registration required.  Please join us!

"How Our Churches Can Help Heal a Divided America"  Free and open to the public.

Other Details

CEUs: CEU certificates are available upon request. 0.3 for workshop; 0.15 for lecture

Directions and Parking:  Directions to the Seminary. There will be signs on campus directing you to the location of the events for the day.  Parking on the Seminary campus is available for free.

Questions: E-mail ConEd@pts.edu or call 412-924-1345.