Florida 2020 Winter Pastors' School Speakers

Marilyn McEntyre

Marilyn McEntyre

"Word Work"

Marilyn McEntyre is a writer, professor and frequent leader of retreats and workshops, mostly focused on the relationships between language, story, healing and spiritual health. She teaches courses at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California and is the St. Margaret’s Visiting Professor of Women in Ministry, spring 2020. Her recent books include When Poets Pray, Make a List: How a Simple Practice can Change our Lives and Open our Hearts and Word by Word: A Daily Spiritual Practice. Her new book, Clarity and Compassion, is forthcoming from Eerdmans in 2020. She has written for a wide variety of publications, including The Christian Century, Christianity Today, Books and Culture, Sojourners, Presbyterians Today, Comment, Conversations, Academic Medicine, Medical Humanities and a range of academic journals.

Warren Carter

Warren Carter

"Facing Empire: Reading the Gospels and following Jesus in the Roman Empire"

Dr. Carter is the LaDonna Kramer Meinders Professor of New Testament at Phillips Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. From 2007-2019, he was Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School. Prior to going to Brite, he was Pherigo Professor of New Testament at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the author of more than fifteen books and numerous journal articles. Among his most recent books are God in the New Testament, Telling Tales about Jesus and Israel and Empire, with commentaries on Matthew and Mark forthcoming. He has been a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Quarterly and is a regular speaker at scholarly conferences, at educational institutions, in church Sunday School classes and ecclesial conferences. He writes regularly for church publications and Christian education resources

Brian D. McLaren

Brian D. McLaren

"We're All Bi-Vocational (One Way or Another)" 
 Christian Theology Lecture - "Outdoor Theology."

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" -- just, generous and working with people of all faiths for the common good. He is an Auburn Senior Fellow, a contributor to We Stand with Love and a leader in the Convergence Network, through which he is developing an innovative training/mentoring program for pastors, church planters and lay leaders. He is a popular conference speaker and a frequent guest lecturer for denominational and ecumenical leadership gatherings – across the US and Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. His public speaking covers a broad range of topics including postmodern thought and culture, biblical studies, church leadership and spiritual formation, pastoral survival and burnout, inter-religious dialogue and global crises. A frequent guest on television, radio and news media programs, he has appeared on All Things Considered, Larry King Live, Nightline, On Being and Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. His numerous books include A New Kind of Christian, A Generous Orthodoxy, Why did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? and The Great Spiritual Migration.