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The great spiritual migration how the world"s largest religion is seeking a better way to be Christian by Brian D. McLaren

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Brian McLaren, a leading voice in contemporary religion, 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. For millions, the journey has already begun. Drawing from his work as global activist, 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 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementBrian D. McLaren
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBR481 .M295 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 274 pages
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27217724M
ISBN 101601427913, 1601427921
ISBN 109781601427915, 9781601427922
LC Control Number2016008188
OCLC/WorldCa951854669

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In The Great Spiritual Migration, Brian McLaren proposes that this conventional understanding of Christianity is ripe for a conversion: from system of belief to way of life, from exclusive Supreme Being to the loving, healing, reconciling Spirit embodied in Jesus, and from an organised institutional religion that supports an unjust status quo /5(). The Great Spiritual Migration calls us, not to wander aimlessly in the wilderness of pseudo-spirituality, but to follow Jesus forward into the promised land of a more authentic Christian faith. I applaud this important and encouraging book!” —Brian Zahnd, author of A Farewell To Mars and Water To Wine.   In The Great Spiritual Migration, The book, however, raises metaquestions: since he argues that spiritual leaders must model a less consumptive, more eco-friendly lifestyle, it's perplexing to read a book filled with name-dropping and international travel that's meant to persuade readers to embrace humility and simplicity. Despite the 5/5(2).   The book is broken up into three parts: Spiritual Migration (from a system of beliefs to a way of life), Theological Migration (from a violent God of domination to a nonviolent God of liberation), and Missional Migration (from organized religion to organizing religion). The Great Spiritual Migration is the latter. A faith that has not been.

The Great Spiritual Migration; How the World’s Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to be Christian, by Brian D. McLaren, Convergent Press, , pages. Reviewed by Jack Heppner.   The Great Spiritual Migration (by Brian D. McLaren) Most people who know me know that I try to keep an open, yet critical mind about new ideas. I will consider the ridiculous, try to get into the shoes of those who believe it; but when I'm done, I'll apply the same ax that I apply to my own beliefs. The Great Spiritual Migration Book Study has 5 members. We are going to gather to study progressive pastor Brian McLaren’s book, The Great Spiritual Migration, starting hopefully in mid-May but is dependent on the arrival of materials. It will be on Wednesdays at 7pm via Zoom. The Great Spiritual Migration calls us, not to wander aimlessly in the wilderness of pseudo-spirituality, but to follow Jesus forward into the promised land of a more authentic Christian faith. I applaud this important and encouraging book!"--Brian Zahnd, author of A Farewell To Mars and Water To Wine/5(84).

The Great Spiritual Migration calls us, not to wander aimlessly in the wilderness of pseudo-spirituality, but to follow Jesus forward into the promised land of a more authentic Christian faith. I applaud this important and encouraging book!” —Brian Zahnd, author of A Farewell To Mars and Water To Wine/5(82). The Great Spiritual Migration How the World's Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian By Brian D. McLaren An inspiring and enlightening spur to movement, creativity, and activism within Christian communities.   Although writing in two, somewhat different contexts to a global audience, one underlying theme of McLaren’s new book, The Great Spiritual Migration – How The World’s Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian is the uncanny parallel with Sarkozy’s tremarks above. Buy The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World's Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian 01 by D. Mclaren, Brian (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(77).