The Christian story, from Genesis until now, is fundamentally about people on the move – outgrowing old, broken religious systems and embracing new, more redemptive ways of life.
It’s time to move again.
Dire headlines proclaim the demise of faith and drops in church attendance. Yet Brian McLaren, a leading voice in contemporary Christianity, believes that the Christian faith is far from dead.
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:
Spiritual – Growing numbers of Christians are moving away from defining themselves by lists of beliefs and towards a way of life defined by love.
Theological – 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
Missional – The faithful are identifying less with organised religion and more with organising religion – spiritual activists are 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.