LGBT+ author, contemplative activist, political commentator, and speaker working at the intersections of spirituality, sexuality, and social renewal.
Brandan Robertson is an author, thought-leader, and contemplative activist working at the intersections of spirituality, sexuality, and social renewal.
Brandan is the author of Nomad: A Spirituality For Travelling Light and writes regularly for Patheos, Beliefnet, and The Huffington Post. He has published countless articles in respected outlets such as TIME, NBC, The Washington Post, Religion News Service, and Dallas Morning News. As sought out commentator of faith, culture, and public life, he is a regular contributor to national media outlets and has been interviewed by outlets such as MSNBC, NPR, SiriusXM, TIME Magazine, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Associated Press.
Acclaimed as one of “the most hope-inspiring young Christian leaders”, Brandan speaks to diverse audiences around the globe and has been an honored guest speaker at a wide range of venues, from lecturing on spirituality at Oxford University, teaching on LGBT+ rights at the Parliament of the Worlds Religions, to speaking at the White House on the impact of spiritual bullying. He is an emerging leader in the interspiritual and interfaith movements, previously working with Interfaith Alliance, The U.S. Peace Corps first interfaith panel, and with The Convergence, an evolutionary spirituality collective. He is the host of the popular Traveling Light podcast, where he explores the deep questions of life with some of the most influential though-leaders in the world today.
He is the founder and executive director of Satori Strategies, a consulting firm and strategy center dedicated to helping organizations foster spiritual, social, and political evolution, as well as Nomad Partnerships, a non-profit working to equip and empower faith leaders around the world to be fierce advocates for human rights. He served as the immediate past national spokesperson of Evangelicals for Marriage Equality and has served on the U.S. State Department's Working Group on Religion and LGBT+ Rights, The Democratic National Conventions LGBT+ Advisory Board, and the Humane Societies Millennial Faith Leader Advisory Board.
Brandan earned his Bachelors Degree in Pastoral Ministry & Theology from Moody Bible Institute and is pursuing his Masters of Theological Studies from Iliff School of Theology. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado.
Everything Belongs: A Tale of Redemption
In this talk for general audiences, Brandan talks about how every hurdle, struggle, loss, and failure can be used to propel us forward in our journeys and how shifting our perspective can transform the way we live our lives.
If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It
In this talk for general audiences, Brandan talks about his journey towards fulfilling his dreams and the value of hard work, vision casting, perserverance, and the ways to tap in to the Universes energy to help make our dreams reality.
In Awe of the Ordinary
In this talk for general audiences, Brandan describes his own movement away from rigid religion into the vast terrain of spirituality, and explores how each of us can incorporate presence, awe, and gratitude into our day to day lives in order to find meaning, purpose, and passion.
Forward: The Case for Inclusion
In this talk, Brandan articulates a powerful theological case for the full inclusion and acceptance of LGBT+ people into the life of the Church.
In this talk, Brandan reformulates Christian Theology through the lens of his unique queer perspective, helping redefine notions of God, sin, salvation, and holiness.
Our Witness Book Talk
In this talk, Brandan explores the themes of his forthcoming book, "Our Witness: The Unheard Stories of LGBT Christians". This talk presents a theological case for inclusion and explores recent studies that suggest LGBT people are leading a massive spiritual revival.
Nomad Book Talk
In this talk, Brandan explores the themes from his book "Nomad: A Spirituality For Traveling Light". Topics explored in this talk include healing from toxic religion, overcoming certainity, embracing mystery, and living in awe of presence of God in all things.
In this talk, Brandan discusses how our culture and religions have promoted toxic views about sex and sexuality. He reformulates a new vision for sex and sexuality, rooted in a diverse and expansive image of God, that liberates each person to embrace the fulness of their sexuality.
The Future of Christianity
In this talk, Brandan will be in dialogue with a local Christian leader, exploring ways in which the local Christian community can adapt to the new reformation, and taking a theological look at evolutionary spirituality and offer a vision of hope for Christianity as we move into an interspiritual age.
The Next Reformation
In this talk, Brandan draws on studies done over centuries to explain and explore the dramatic changes we're experiencing as part of humanity's shift in consciousness. He will explore that the future of what spiritual communities will look like and offer practical suggestions of adapting to this new era.
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