Brandan Robertson

Brandan Robertson at Spirit Pride, Vancouver, BCBrandan Robertson is an LGBT millennial Christian author, thought-leader, and contemplative activist working at the intersections of spirituality, sexuality, and social renewal.

Brandan is a leading voice speaking at the intersections of spirituality and sexuality. From 2015-2016, Brandan was invited to speak at the White House on LGBT+ Bullying, The U.S. Peace Corp on faith and sexuality, and served on the U.S. State Departments Working Group on Religion and LGBT+ Rights worldwide. His work for LGBT+ rights has been profiled on NPR, Sirius XM, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, and The New York Times.

He 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 MSNBCNPR, 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 spiritual impact of LGBTQ bullying. He is an emerging leader in the inter-spiritual and interfaith movements, previously working with Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, The U.S. Peace Corps first ever 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 dedicated to helping organizations foster spiritual, social, and political evolution, as well as Nomad Partnerships, a non-profit working to foster spiritual and social renewal around the world. 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 completing his Masters of Theological Studies (MTS) from Iliff School of Theology. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado.

Brandan’s Quotes:

“While the studies indicate that organized communities of faith are in decline, the amount of men and women who are seeking and finding a radical faith in Jesus is increasing. God is still at work in our world and is still bringing people into this rag-tag family called the church.”

“God is re-revealing to us the radical message of our Lord — a message of transformation through service, sacrifice, and selfless love for our neighbors, enemies, and selves. A message of humility and simplicity as the way of abundance and eternal life”

Endorsements:

“Robertson has the ability to be both incredibly relatable and spectacularly inspiring…Robertson’s vision for the future of the Church is one we should all aspire to: joyful, progressive, and fully alive.”

— Garrett Schlichte, Contributor at The Washington Post

“[Brandan’s vision of the church] is consistently a voice for the oppressed and marginalized, a subversive grass-roots force working to uplift those on the edges of society, a check on the powerful and a warning to the mighty – that is a church I might want to be a part of.”

— Dr. James Croft, Research Fellow of The Humanist Community at Harvard University