Brian McLaren

Faith After Doubt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Christian faith, for me, is no longer a static location but a great spiritual journey…what matters most…is not where we are but where we’re going.” This podcast is a gentle invitation to discover a way of faith defined by love. Brian and Jason discuss navigating rejection, stepping away from literalism, and inerrancy in our approach to scripture and faith, and their personal journey of trusting that God is better than our best thoughts about Him.

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“My theology was in turmoil…it’s falling apart and I can’t save it.”

“You have never had a thought of me (God) that is too good, that is better than I really am.”

“All certainty is relative, in fact, there is no correlation between certainty and truth.”

“Playfulness is really important in our spiritual life.”

“It’s better to be rejected for who you actually are than accepted for a false image of yourself.”

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Podcast intro and outro music by Wilde Assembly

Brent Lokker
Derek Turner Follower of Jesus, in love with @sarahjturner, father to @caro.turn & @kaaatters, owner of Milo, pastor @rivercharlotte. Amazed by Grace www.rivercharlotte.com

Jason Clark is a writer, speaker, and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.

5 Comments

  1. Dale Howie

    What Light!!! Prefect timing for me. I do not appreciate the one who tells me something new as much as the one who puts into words that which I know is true, but have been unable to articulate for myself!

    Five Heart rating ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ for beauty and clarity

    Thank You both

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    • Jason Clark

      Thanks, my friend! I enjoyed connecting with Brian and felt what you did; I was given new language and clarity for the journey. I also very much enjoyed our convo yesterday and am excited about sharing it with the world!

      Lots of love!

      Reply
  2. Tineke Ziemer

    This was really encouraging. I wrote down this quote and have a feeling it’s going to be with me for life. ““It’s better to be rejected for who you actually are than accepted for a false image of yourself.” Been there, doing that. Good to be among friends. 🙂

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    • Jason Clark

      Hey Tineke, I really enjoyed this conversation and am so thankful for Brian.

      Yeah, I thought that was a really good quote as well. I am watching your bravery from a distance and praying grace and joy and life and connection.

      Reply
      • Tineke Ziemer

        Thank you, Jason! That means a lot. I’m stumbling along, not always as gracefully as you guys, but I’m thankful to have such positive examples of love.

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