Christian Author to Speak at Intersections Lecture

March 19, 2010

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Dr. Brian McLaren, a Christian author, speaker, blogger and networker, will present his lecture "Beyond Absolutism, Pluralism, Relativism" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 22, in the Alexander Reading Room on the Baylor campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Intersections Lecture Series, which is hosted by Baylor's Honors College and the department of student activities. Intersections explores the connection between faith, culture and theology through topics such as faith related to art, literature, politics and more.

McLaren received his bachelor's degree and master's from University of Maryland, and his doctorate in divinity from Carey Theological Seminary in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

In 1982, McLaren helped form Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, Md., where he served as the church's founding pastor until 2006. He also is active in networking and mentoring church pastors and helping with the development of several new churches.

McLaren's publications, include A Generous Orthodoxy; The Secret Message of Jesus; Everything Must Change; and A New Kind of Christianity.

For more information about this lecture, visit the Honors College Lecture Series website.

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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