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Trayvon and George: A Tale of Two Americas

by Brian McLaren 07-15-2013
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Hand painted acrylic United States of America flag. donatas1205 / Shutterstock

The recent “not guilty” verdict out of Sanford, FL, reflects the principle of the American legal system that if there is reasonable doubt, courts will err on the side of innocence. I dispute neither the principle nor the decision by the jury. But that doesn't leave me satisfied about the outcome.

Jesus said that true justice exceeds that of “the scribes and Pharisees” — and the same could be said of the prosecution and defense. Legal justice seeks only to assign guilt or innocence. Holistic justice works for the life, liberty, and well-being of all. And it especially works for reconciliation between the two Americas that can be identified by their reaction to the case.

Is the Emerging Church for Whites Only?

To survive in a quickly diversifying global church, the emerging church movement must do a better job of opening up its doors -- and pursuing justice.

Can We Talk?

by Brian McLaren 03-01-2010

The Manhattan Declaration’s harder challenge.

Everything Old is New Again

by Brian McLaren 07-01-2009

Ancient Christian practices are finding a home in post-modern Christianity.

Ancient-Future Christians

by Brian McLaren 07-01-2008
An excerpt from Finding Our Way Again.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

by Brian McLaren 11-01-2007

Our 'framing' stories aren't serving us well. But there is an alternative: the good news of Jesus.

'Lord, Have Mercy'

by Brian McLaren 01-01-2007
Compassion and hope in the Haggard scandal.

A Brief History of the 21st Century

by Brian McLaren 08-01-2006

Chapter 11: The Former United States

Words, Not War, With Iran

'Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.' - Isaiah 2:4

Found in Translation

by Brian McLaren 03-01-2006

'Kingdom of God' is so last-century. Are there new ways to talk about Jesus' good news?