Brian McLaren: The Great Spiritual Migration

Brian McLaren: The Great Spiritual Migration


Friday, November 1, 2019 – Sunday, November 3, 2019 7:30 pm – 3:30 pm


Save the Date!

The Wisdom Centre and Hillhurst United are excited to be welcoming Brian McLaren to Calgary November 1- 3, 2019.  His time in Calgary will include a Friday evening public lecture, a Saturday workshop and Sunday preaching.   Stay tuned for more information.  We expect to start registration in June 2019.

There will also be a ‘pre-event’ at Hillhurst United on Friday, November 1 during the day.  Stay tuned for more information.

In preparation for this event, we will be hosting an evening study on Wednesdays, October 9, 16 and 23 from 7-9 pm at St. Laurence Anglican Church.

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. 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 a leader in the Convergence Network, through which he is developing an innovative training/mentoring program for pastors, church planters, and lay leaders called Convergence Leadership Project. He works closely with the Center for Progressive Renewal/Convergence, the Wild Goose Festival and the Fair Food Program‘s Faith Working Group.

The author of twenty-one books, his first book, The Church on the Other Side: Doing Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix, (Zondervan, 1998, rev. ed. 2000) has been recognized as a primary portal into the current conversation about ministry in a postmodern context.  A Generous Orthodoxy (Zondervan, 2004), is a personal confession and has been called a “manifesto of the emerging church conversation.”  In A New Kind of Christianity (HarperOne, 2010), Brian articulated ten questions that are central to the emergence of a postmodern, post-colonial Christian faith. His 2014 release, We Make the Road by Walking, marks a turn toward constructive and practical theology. And his 2016 release, The Great Spiritual Migration: How the Word’s Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to be Christian, has been hailed as his most important work to date.

A frequent guest on television, radio, and news media programs, he has appeared on All Things Considered, Larry King Live, Nightline, On Being, and Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. His work has also been covered in Time, New York Times, Christianity Today, Christian Century, the Washington Post, Huffington Post,, and many other print and online media.