Doubt in an Age of Certainty

Monday, November 3, 2008 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
at Butler University, Robertson Hall
Johnson Room, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Event Format:
Discussion, Panel
Adults of all ages, Seniors, Young adults (18-30), Youth (middle/high school)
Brian McLaren

Event Description:

Is doubt good or bad? Brian D. McLaren, author and national religious leader, answers, “Yes!” McLaren describes doubt as “a spiritual drought that forces our roots to go deeper.” Join McLaren when he explores key questions: How do we wrestle with doubt in a time when people are seeking clear solutions to pressing global problems? How can doubt be a doorway to spiritual growth? Bring your own questions and join freshman students taking part in an innovative seminar, “Faith, Doubt and Reason.” Public welcome; admission is free. Presented by Butler University’s Center for Faith and Vocation and Dept. of Philosophy and Religion. Questions? Call 317-923-7252 or e-mail

Saturday, November 1, 2008, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., St. Luke's United Methodist Church - Brian D. McLaren and colleague Linnea Nilsen Capshaw take a fresh look at the teachings of Jesus through creative worship stations, original music, small-group interaction, art and poetry-writing exercises, and multi media presentations designed to fire the imagination.

Sunday, November 2, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall - Brian D. McLaren will join author and essayist Richard Rodriguez and producer, writer, and director Julie Dash in the Spirit & Place Public Conversation.