Author Brian McLaren joins guest speaker series

Sixty-five million adults in the U.S. have dropped out of active religious attendance and about 2.7 million more are leaving every year. Today, old assumptions are being challenged in nearly every area of human life, not just religion and spirituality. But by living constructively with doubt, Brian McLaren says, we can leave behind unnecessary baggage and intensify our commitment to what matters most.

“Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith,” he explains. “It is an element of faith.” Brian’s new book, Faith After Doubt, is for the millions of people around the world who feel that their faith is falling apart.

Using his own story and the stories of a diverse group of struggling believers, McLaren, a former pastor now on the faculty at the Center for Action and Contemplation, explains how questions and doubt are not the enemy of faith, but rather a portal to a more mature and fruitful kind of faith.

On Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m., Brian joins Fort Myers Congregational United Church of Christ’s GROW Guest Speaker Series for a conversation on his new book and about journeying into a newer, richer life of faith. -> Click here to join. ->

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