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.

QUOTES

“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.”

For more on Brian McLaren
www.brianmclaren.net
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

To learn more or to support this podcast go to www.afamilystory.org
Please rate, review, share, and subscribe!

 

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

    Reply
    • 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. 🙂

    Reply
    • 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.

        Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

YOU ALSO MIGHT LIKE…

THOMAS JAY OORD / GOD CAN’T

“Given that we start with God’s power…we end up giving God the kind of capabilities that make God culpable; in other words, morally responsible for not only causing but allowing bad things…I think there are good biblical reasons to object to that standard view of Gods power.” Thomas Jay Oord

BILL VANDERBUSH / UNVEILED HORIZON

In this conversation, Bill Vanderbush and Jason discuss the shift from a desperate, performance-based Christianity to living in the goodness and simplicity of Christ. They explore the concept of the goodness of God and the danger of limited perception. They also touch on the deconstructed community and the reformational period the body of Christ is going through.

The conversation emphasizes the importance of living in union with Christ and beholding His authentic nature. Overall, the discussion highlights the need to embrace astonishment, wonder, and the simplicity of the gospel. Bill discusses his book ‘Unveiled Horizon’ and the motivation behind writing it for his children and future generations. He shares how the book resonated more with the New Age market than the Christian market, highlighting the disillusionment with Western Christianity and its organizational structures…

DON KEATHLEY / THE GOSPEL

Don Keathley touches on the goodness of our Father, Jesus as perfect theology, grace, our union, our identity, how to approach scripture, and the lie of eternal conscious torment.

JOHN BLASE / ARE YOU LETTING GOD LOVE YOU TODAY?

“Are You Letting God Love You Today?” Abundant life, the goodness and the GODness of God, loss, suffering, and trust, grieving and grace, and more grace, healing, embracing the heights and depths of the human story, becoming like Jesus, poetry and faith, in this podcast, John Blasé and the guys have a vulnerable conversation about life and trust and the GODness of God. John shares about his friendships with Brennan Manning and Eugene Peterson and the impact they both had on him and our world today.

JONATHAN FOSTER / THEOLOGY OF CONSENT

“Consent is the depth of love…” Jonathan Foster shares about his book, Theology of Consent, where he blends René Girard’s scapegoating theory with open and relational theology. The guys talk about anthropology, mimetic theory, and the nature of love. This is a conversation for those already deep in the forest of theopoetics, life, love, the church, and theology.

SEXY DECONSTRUCTION? WITH DEREK TURNER & JASON CLARK

Matt Chandler, pastor, and writer, recently used the phrase “a sexy fad” when describing the deconstruction movement. Derek and Jason highlight his statement to dive into the nature of their own de/ and reconstruction. This podcast dives into sin, grace, reconciliation, and God’s love for all His kids, the church deep and wide. Ultimately, the guys kick off season three embracing Rom 8:38-29 That nothing… “will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!