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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A Plea for a New Generation of Republican Leadership
Ted Kennedy Meets Jerry Falwell
Health-Care Debate Requires the Wisdom of Solomon
Three Responses to a Conservative Critic on Health-Care Reform
An Open Letter On Health Care to Conservative Christians in the U.S.
Talking While Stupid
Four Lessons from the Religious Right
An Ever-new Narrative of Good News
Pope Benedict Gets It Right
Everything Old is New Again
Ancient Christian practices are finding a home in post-modern Christianity.
Iran: Two Kinds of Islam, Two Kinds of Religion
There is the Islam of the dictators and their religious allies, used to keep people in their place, used to justify their own power, used to shame and threaten those who question their authority. And there is the Islam of the protestors, calling out to God in hopes of liberation. Whose prayers are heard? Which group has a more true vision of God?
A Father's Day Reflection
It's daunting for me to even begin writing about Fathers' Day ...
Jim Wallis and Jon Stewart Get It Right
White Evangelicals for Torture
Evangelicals Need to Love Gay People
Four Points Toward Peace in the Middle East
I've written a lot on Palestine and Gaza in recent years. Any of us who travel (or read) know that peace in the world can't be separated from peace in Israel -- peace for Jews, and peace for Muslim and Christian Palestinians.
Diagnosing Our Economic Illness
Some might say that this is the worst possible time to have a Mobilization to End Poverty.
Two Kinds of Economic Recovery
Inaugural Week Meditation: So Happy
I'm 52, and I've had a great first half-century of life (and am looking forward to the next). But this inaugural week I feel an extraordinary happiness. Younger people can understand it to a great degree, but I think many folks my age and older