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Brian D. McLaren

Author. Dean of Faculty, Center for Action and Contemplation


Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, and activist. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. He is Dean of Faculty for the Center for Action and Contemplation. and a podcaster with Learning How to See. He is also an Auburn Senior Fellow and is a co-host of Southern Lights. His recent books include Faith After Doubt (January 2021), and Do I Stay Christian? (May 2022). His new release, Life After Doom: Wisdom and Courage for a World Falling Apart, releases May 14, 2024.

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