These are difficult days. One look at the last couple of months’ worth of headlines and maybe we would all agree to this notion

However, is there a new way forward? Will the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship be at the forefront of this new way?

We sat down with Brian McLaren to discuss.

McLaren reflected: I feel that the role of Baptists in doing harm to our nation and world is so great. Well-meaning and sincere people that are deeply committed to the term “Baptists” are often at the forefront of being careless about the environment, hateful towards Muslims, promoting white supremacy and harm being done to racial minorities.

Honest conversations are difficult. Navigating what’s next is a challenge.

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This podcast episode is brought to you by The School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University, Campbell University Divinity School, David Correll of Universal Creative Concepts, and Shine Curriculum.

Andy Hale leads Church Starts Initiative and hosts the podcast of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Hale is a CBF church starter who serves as pastor of Mosaic of Clayton in Clayton, N.C. Follow on Twitter @haleandy