Speakers and Musicians

27th Festival of Homiletics - 2019 Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"


Brian McLaren

Author, speaker and activist

In 1982, Brian McLaren co-founded Cedar Ridge Community Church, a trans-denominational church in the Baltimore area. In 2006, he left the pastorate to devote himself full time to writing and speaking. Time magazine called him one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America. McLaren has been active in networking and mentoring church planters and pastors since the mid-1980s, and has assisted in the development of several new churches. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In 2004, he received the Doctor of Divinity degree from Carey Theological Seminary. In 2010, he was awarded a second Doctor of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including “A New Kind of Christianity,” “A Generous Orthodoxy” and most recently, “We Make the Road by Walking.”

Sessions for Festival of Homiletics 2019