Word & Note 2017


Brian D. McLaren

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Brian D. McLaren 
"The Great Spiritual Migration"

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Brian McLarenBrian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for "a new kind of Christianity" - just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. 

He is primarily known, however, as a thinker and writer. Brian has written over 20 books. His latest release "The Great Spiritual Migration; How the World's Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to be Christian." has been hailed as his most important work to date. 

A frequent guest on television, radio, and news media programs, he has appeared on All Things Considered, Larry King Live, Nightline, On Being, and Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. His work has also been covered in Time (where he was listed as one of American's 25 most influential evangelicals), Christianity Today, Christian Century, the Washington Post, Huffington Post, CNN.com, and many other print media.

He has taught or lectured at many seminaries and has served on a number of boards, including Emergent Village (emergentvillage.com), Sojourners (sojo.net), International Teams (iteams.org), and the Seattle School, and he is a founding member of Red Letter Christians (redletterchristians.org) and the Convergence Network.

Brian is married to Grace, and they have four adult children and five grandchildren. His personal interests include wildlife and ecology, fly fishing and kayaking, music and songwriting, art, history, and literature.

"Prayers of the People"


Lead by artistic director Chris Munce, Kansas City's newest professional choral ensemble boasts 18 incredible young voices with a crystal clear sound and impeccable blend. Their cohesive debut concert, "Solomon's Song," was subtle yet powerful, contemporary yet classic, and adventurous yet accessible. In a city with more than its fair share of choir, look for Kantorei to hold its own and shine through the masses.

...a notable light in our city's choral firmament.
--Paul Horsley, KC Independent

"...elevated all things beautiful...jaw dropping...absolutely riveting."
-- Lee Hartman, KCMetropolis

...the performance was electric, exciting, and welcome respite from the usual fare ...offering a new vision for holiday choral concerts.  I will not miss another Kantorei concert. 
--Michael Austin, KCMetropolis

Kantorei is one of the most focused groups in town with clear direction, clear programming, and pristine singing. Kantorei should be on your must-hear list!

 --Lee Hartman, KCMetropolis

Kantorei blended exquisitely and saturated the space with a warm, rich sound.
--Kristin Shafel, KCMetropolis

Simply divine. --Kristin Shafel, KCMetropolis

The groundswell of pure music from these beautiful voices is a rare treat. 
--Mary Pechar, Lee's Summit Tribune

In a city with more than its fair share of choirs, look for Kantorei to hold its own and shine through the masses. --Kristin Shafel, KCMetropolis

Posters to post:

Brian McLaren and Kantorei 8.5X11

Brian McLaren and Kantorei  11X17





 Word and Note 2012

Barbara Brown Taylor 2011

Gully and Mulholland 2009

Borg and Crossan 2010

Friday, February 24  

7 - 8 PM
Brian McLaren Lecture "The Great Spiritual Migration"  in the Sanctuary. Book signing and reception in the Fellowship Hall ($20.00)


Saturday, February 25
10 -12 Noon
Brian McLaren Lecture "The Great Theological Migration" in the Sanctuary with Q&A:.($15.00)

12:00 -1:00 PM 
Lunch in Fellowship Hall or on your own. (Reserve a box lunch when purchasing tickets, $7.00)

1:00 - 2:30 PM
Brian McLaren Lecture "The Great Missional Migration" in the Sanctuary with Q&A.

7:00 PM
Kantori Concert in the Sanctuary followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall.($20.00)  


Sunday, February 26
10:30 AM 
Worship in the Sanctuary. Brian McLaren preaching, "The Church As School of Love."
  Kantori participating in music. 

12:30 Luncheon with Brian McLaren for event sponsors. 


Tickets on Sale Feb. 1

Fri. 7:00 PM
Brian McLeran 
Lecture & Reception
Sat. 10:00 AM 
 Brian McLeran Lecture 
Sat. 1:00PM
Brian McLeran Lecture  

Sat. 7:00 PM Concert:
& Reception

All Event Total $70.00

All Lectures & Concert
(A $70.00 Value) 

Sat. Box Lunch $7.00

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