Brian D. McLaren




Stories by Brian D. McLaren
A prison of cruelty: End injustice in criminal justice system

(Matt York/AP) When some friends began talking to me about the need for prison reform a few years ago, I … Continued

Exceptionalism can degenerate into superiority

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Let there be peace in our individual identities

Q: Are all religions the same? The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, often refers to the ‘oneness’ … Continued

New kinds of Christianity

I believe in Jesus, and I believe in the resurrection. And the longer I believe, the more wonderful and meaningful … Continued

Lenten season calls us together

The season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday, and many Christians were encouraged to ponder the reality of death, the … Continued

The Church and the Sex Question

Whenever I read about the latest public controversy about gays in church, military, or courthouse, I realize that very personal … Continued

Christian majority’s special responsibility

As a fellow Christian, I resonate with Brit Hume’s desire to give a verbal witness to his faith. I love … Continued

People of faith continue to serve

Q: What was the most important religion story of 2009? It was hardly reported. It didn’t seem like news. But … Continued

Wisdom and Compassion

Q:What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person of … Continued

Can’t Ignore the Fourth ‘R’ — Religion

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued