Brian McLaren is an internationally recognised and sort after author, speaker and activist. In this episode we’re chatting with Brian about his latest challenging and provocative book that explores the vital topic of Christianity’s relationship with other religions.

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The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian

Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-faith World


“It strikes me that we Christians already know how to do two things well: we know how to have a strong Christian identity that’s hostile toward people of other identities, and we know how to have a weak Christian identity that’s tolerant or benign toward people of other identities. That opens up a third option – is it possible that there could be a strong Christian identity that is benevolent toward people of other faiths? In other words, the more deeply committed I am to Christ, the more loving and respectful and hospitable I’ll be toward my neighbour who’s Muslim or Hindu or Buddhist or Atheist.”

“Opening the Bible is more like walking into a library than it is just reading a single book. One of the things that libraries do is they keep alive many voices that help us see how our understandings have developed and grown over time. I think that’s the best way for us to read the Bible.”


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