The Common Good

Brian McLaren

Brian McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, blogger, and networker. He began his career as a college English teacher and then spent more than 20 years as a pastor. He has written more than a dozen books, including Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road and We Make the Road by Walking. He is an initiator with the Convergence Network.

Blog Posts by Brian McLaren

Posted by Brian McLaren 11 weeks 2 days ago
“And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” [Micah 6:8]Too often, perversions of our world’s religious traditions make the daily...
Posted by Brian McLaren 1 year 10 weeks ago
Dear Publix Leadership,I should begin by saying that I am in almost all ways a big fan of your company. I often shop in a nearby Publix, and shopping there truly is a pleasure. It is clean. The staff...
Posted by Brian McLaren 1 year 31 weeks ago
I pre-screened 12 Years a Slave the same weekend I saw Gravity. The two films couldn’t be more different, although they do have some fascinating (if not immediately obvious)...
Posted by Brian McLaren 2 years 34 weeks ago
Joe Scarborough said what a lot of Americans are thinking as they watch anti-American protests and embassy attacks in many places across the Muslim world. "You know why they hate us? They hate...
Posted by Brian McLaren 3 years 39 weeks ago
To the farmers who grow our food, the harvesters who pick it, the transporters who bring it to market, the grocers who present it, and the cooks who prepare it. Here's the prayer we prayed at a...

Articles by Brian McLaren

Jesus' teaching about hell flipped popular imagery of the afterlife upside down—and offered a radical, transformative vision of God.

What kind of nation are we called to be: arrogantly superior or humbly exemplary?

What does the violence in the Bible tell us about the nature of God?