Hi, Friends -
When I was a boy, I dreamed of growing up to be an "arthur" (I hadn't mastered spelling yet).
I never dreamed I'd be writing books about spirituality, theology, ethics, and global crises. Instead, I wanted to write comic books. When I realized that my ability to draw had stopped developing at about age 6, I gave up on being an "arthur."
Years later, I became a college English teacher, then a pastor (for 24 years), and during that time, somewhat unexpectedly, I started writing books. Now in my 60's, I write, travel, speak, and help people get equipped and organized to make a positive difference in our world.
I hope you'll find in my books solutions to problems you experience, inspiration for challenges you face, and motivation to grow as an agent of needed change in our world.
I was born in New York, lived in Illinois, but spent most of my growing-up and child-raising years outside of Washington, DC, in Maryland. I'm married to Grace and we have four wonderful adult kids and five absolutely amazing grandkids (don't get me started). We've lived in SW Florida since 2009, where I enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits, including birding, volunteering as a sea turtle monitor, and fly fishing from a kayak for tarpon.
You can learn more about me and my work at my website and blog - www.brianmclaren.net. You'll also find links to my domains on Facebook, Twitter, etc.