Brian D. McLaren


Brian McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, blogger, and networker. He began his career as a college English teacher and then spent more than 20 years as a pastor. He has written more than a dozen books, including "Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?" and "We Make the Road by Walking." He is an initiator with the Convergence Network.

Stories by Brian D. McLaren
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The One Sacred Gift All Religions Share

From birth until death, our rituals may differ, but our commonality is as clear as clean water.

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Q: What Did Hobby Lobby Win? A: Many More Abortions

The numbers don’t lie: Opposing the Affordable Care Act will lead to an increase in the number of abortions.

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We Believe in Changing the World as We Know it  

Why a statement of faith composed ten years ago in Ghana is the most important Christian document of the early twenty-first century.

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