Brian D. McLaren is a best-selling author, speaker, activist and networker among innovative faith leaders. A former pastor, he has written 15 books, including The Great Spiritual Migration. He is an Auburn Senior Fellow, living in Florida.
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Can We Talk?
The Manhattan Declaration’s harder challenge.
Beyond a Predictable Script: Dialogue with Comments on My Israel/Palestine Posts
It's one thing to go to the "Holy Land" and see where Jesus worked and walked in the past.
Family Research Council: Homosexual Behavior Should Be Criminalized in America
What kind of place will gay people have in our society? The debate rages on--in the military as well as the church.
Israeli Peacemakers' Challenge to Americans
Israel and Palestine: People Aren't the Enemy
Friday night we were the guests of a synagogue in West Jerusalem. It was beautiful to see the room full of Jewish families honoring God in song, reading, silence, and prayer.
Americans Listening to Palestinians Listening to Israelis
What a day it was. Halfway through, many in our group of twenty felt that we couldn't take much more.
Five Observations from Bethlehem
Terrorism and 'the Primitive Brain'
Parker Palmer, in a beautiful and important essay called "The Broken-Open Heart: Living with Faith and Hope in the Tragic Gap," speaks of our need to overcome "the primitive brain":
The Power of Questions
Obama's Brand of American Exceptionalism
As I suggested in my previous post, I was troubled by some elements of the president'
Obama's Nobel Speech, Violence, and Nonviolence: Who's Na
The president's campaign speech in Philadelphia on race and his speech earlier this year to the Muslim world from Egypt were, in my mind, two of the most important presidential speeches of my lifet
'The Three Most Important Issues'?: What the Manhattan Declaration Gets Wrong
As I said in my previous post, I can find things to applaud in the recent Read More
Affirming the Footnotes: What the Manhattan Declaration Gets Right
Although there are several points I find troubling, inaccurate, or misleading in the recent Manhattan Declaration, and although I noticed the relative
It's been said that conservatives are people who honor the tombs of dead progressives.
An Evangelical Trojan Horse in the Democratic Party?
A recent Daily Kos post asks this question: Does the Evangelical movem
Video: Jon Stewart Interviews Jewish American and Palestinian Nonviolence Advocates
A Prayer for the Earth
Tim Costello of World Vision Australia and I have been working behind the scenes to compose a prayer that could be used by individuals and groups leading up to the Copenhagen gathering on cli
Dear President Obama (An Open Letter on Afghanistan)
I am a loyal supporter of your presidency. I worked hard in the campaign and have never been as proud of my country as I was when we elected you.
Have You Thought About Nuclear Weapons Today?
The day one is detonated, it will be the only thing anyone will think about ... which is why we need to apply the biblical vision of "turning swords into plowshares" to nuclear weapons.
Seven Steps for Creation Caretaking
What could be more joyful than rediscovering our God-given role as caretakers, stewards, and lovers of creation?