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Life After Doom

A Special Preview of Brian McLaren’s New Book

What do we do when it seems like the world is falling apart?

Recorded on January 23, 2024, 8 – 9:30 PM ET 

Cost: $25

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More and more of us look at our global ecological crisis, our pervasive political division, our intensifying economic inequality, and our deep-seated racial and religious bigotry…and we feel hope draining away. Brian McLaren is grappling with this growing cloud of doom as he seeks to bring “wisdom and courage to a world falling apart.” In this class, Brian will guide us in an exploration of motivations deeper than hope and practices of realistic resilience.

Topics We'll Cover:

How to understand the deepest roots of our multi-crisis
Facing the limitations of hope and seeking motivation beyond optimism
Exploring “the adaptive cycle” as a framework for resilience
Disentangling our future from the assumptions of our current civilization
Rediscovering a vein of wisdom in the biblical tradition
Learning to live with knowing and unknowing

This Class Includes:

One-night live class
Live Q&A session
Link to class recording
Downloadable class slides

For $12 month, you can get access to this class + much more in The Society of Normal People! SONP members will also get an exclusive Q&A session after the class along with a group discussion board within SONP. 

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Brian McLaren


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” which is just, generous, and works with people of all faiths for the common good. He is a core faculty member and 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 newest books are  Faith After Doubt (January 2021), and Do I Stay Christian? (May 2022). His next release, Life After Doom: Wisdom and Courage for a World Falling Apart, is available for pre-order now and will release in May 2024.