In Episode 203 – Natural Wonders, we explore the infinitely awe-inspiring natural world with a reading of Alison’s article, “The Seven Wonders of the Natural World in Your Own Backyard.” The New Seven Wonders of Nature were announced last year by the New7Wonders Foundation, honoring places such as Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay and Table Mountain of South Africa, but you don’t have to travel around the world to experience the spiritually uplifting power of nature. Then Jeff sits down for a fascinating, wide-ranging interview with Brian McLaren, an influential pastor, speaker and author who understands nature’s spiritual dimension and its essential role in the future of Christianity, humanity, and the world. Finally, for our Pro extension, grab a cup of tea and make yourself comfortable, as we read Alison’s bedtime story about King Arthur’s search for the mightiest huntsman who ever lived — the Tale of Mabon.
A former pastor and college English teacher, Brian McLaren is an author, speaker, and activist. His dozen-plus books include A New Kind of Christianity, A Generous Orthodoxy, and Naked Spirituality. He and his wife Grace live in Florida and have four adult children. He’s an avid wildlife and outdoors guy, who believes God’s first language is this amazing universe.
His newest book, Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World, is available now. You can learn more about Brian’s work on his website, brianmclaren.net.
- “Seven Wonders of the Natural World — In Your Own Backyard,” by Alison Leigh Lilly, Aontacht Magazine, Volume 4 Issue 3
- More information about the Wild Goose Festival here.
Pro Extension Links:
- “The Tale of Mabon,” by Alison Leigh Lilly (forthcoming in Aontacht Magazine)
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