We Make The Road By Walking by Greenbelt

We Make The Road By Walking

At the beginning of November, we’ll be back on the road with progressive Christian thinker and writer, Brian McLaren – bringing a slice of Greenbelt to Bristol, Leeds and then London at the heart of the autumn.

As we did when we toured with Brian last time, we’ll draw him into dialogue and we’ll mix in a bit of artistry on the night too.* So we’re delighted that Paula Gooder will accompany Brian on the tour and be in conversation with Brian on each night.

  • We are thrilled to announce that singer-songwriter Jess Morgan will join us on all three nights.

Here are the dates, together with links through to our online Box Office where you can purchase your e-tickets.


Monday 3 November
Woodlands Christian Centre, Belgrave Road, Clifton
Bristol, BS8 2AA
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Tuesday 4 November
Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane
Leeds, LS1 6HW
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Wednesday 5 November
St Sepulchre, Holborn Viaduct,
London, EC1A 2DQ
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Numbers are limited for each night, so to make sure of attending order your tickets in advance. Tickets will, of course, also be available on the night at the venue for walk-up purchase (provided we don’t sell-out in advance – in which case, this page will be updated).

Doors open: 7.00pm
Content starts: 7.30pm
Content ends: 9.15pm


Here’s a bit more about the book and its idea …

The title comes from one of Brian’s heroes, Brazilian educator/activist Paolo Freire. He used this title for a published dialogue between Freire and another seminal educator/activist, Myles Horton, who was an important figure in the Civil Rights Movement in the US. Freire may have derived the quote from the great Spanish poet Antonio Machado:

“Caminante, son tus huellas el camino, y nada más; caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar. Al andar se hace camino, y al volver la vista atrás se ve la senda que nunca se ha de volver a pisar. Caminante, no hay camino, sino estelas en la mar.”

Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that never will be trod again. Wanderer, there is no road – Only wakes upon the sea.
Antonio Machado, Campos de Castilla

The title suggests that Christian faith is still “in the making”. It continues to grow, evolve, learn, change, emerge, and mature … in and through us. What we will be as Christians in the 21st century, for better or worse, will surely change what Christian faith will be in the 22nd century and beyond.

Page last updated 22 Oct 2014