The Common Good

Brian McLaren

Brian D. McLaren ( is an author, speaker, and activist based in southwest Florida. He has writted over a dozen books, including, Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in Twelve Simple Words. His next book, Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Walk into a Bar: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World, will be published in September 2012.

Blog Posts by Brian McLaren

Posted by Brian McLaren 50 weeks 2 days 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 19 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 22 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 26 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...
Posted by Brian McLaren 3 years 34 weeks ago

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?