Today's video is courtesy of filmmaker Ryan Pettey, director/editor of Satellite Pictures, and features pastor and author Brian McClaren.
In today’s video, Brian McClaren talks about reconciliation in the face of differences. He offers insight into how to treat those whose opinions differ from yours and points out how to have constructive dialogue. Even if we disagree with a person’s ideas, we can still show interest in the person who holds them and why those interests are important.
As he concludes, “To me the invitation to love and understand and in a sense to not be ruled by reactions, that to me feels like it is part of maturity.”
Commentary written by the BioLogos editorial team.
Brian McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is an ecumenical global networker among innovative Christian leaders. He graduated from the University of Maryland with his degrees in English (Bachelor of Arts and Masters). In 2004, he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Carey Theological Seminary in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and in 2010, he received a second honorary doctorate from Virginia Theological Seminary. Brian has been active in networking and mentoring church planters and pastors. He is a popular conference speaker and a frequent guest lecturer for denominational and ecumenical leadership gatherings around the world. He is also an accomplished writer and has authored books such as A New Kind of Christianity, The Secret Message of Jesus, and Finding Our Way Again.