McLaren Leads Speaker Lineup for 2015 Diocesan Convention

PUNTA GORDA – The lead speaker for the 2015 Diocesan Convention is Brian McLaren. McLaren is an author, public theologian, ecumenical networker and leading figure in the “emerging church” movement. He is the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church, an innovative, nondenominational church in the Baltimore-Washington region. …. The theme of the 2015 Annual Convention is Mercy in Mission: Healing a Hurting World. McLaren leads the lineup of speakers for the two-day covention of the Diocese of Southwest Florida. McLaren speaks at a plenary session at 1 p.m. Attendees at the Friday events of Diocesan Covention may choose between seminars in morning and late afternoon sessions. Preaching at the evening Holy Eucharist isAbagail Nelson, senior vice president/programs for Episcopal Relief and Development, which is celebrat…