When we strip away distractions, we often find some simple patterns at work in life, including the spiritual life. Brian McLaren talks about a four-season pattern he has observed widely – a pattern starting in simplicity, leading to complexity, often collapsing in perplexity, and then resurrecting in harmony. See how these stages fit your experience and how they apply to your church, friends, and family.
Brian McLaren, brought to Greenbelt by Christian Aid, is an author, speaker, activist and pastor. He was recently listed by Time magazine as one of the most influential evangelicals in the US. His most recent book is Naked Spirituality: A life with God in 12 simple words.