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Brian McLaren

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Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is an ecumenical global networker among innovative Christian leaders.

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Naked Theology

Joining the Resurrection

It is good and right to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter morning, but even better and greater to choose to affiliate with it, identify with it, join it, give ourselves to it. Read More »

Lent: Maybe It's About Adding, Not Subtracting

Adding something good to your life during Lent -- say, reading the gospels -- may mean giving up stuff that you need to give up anyway. Read More »

The President's "Phony" Theology

Rick Santorum is right: it is about theology. The question is which theology is phony and foolish and which is authentic and wise. Read More »

The Beloved Community vs. the Beloved Economy

A year-end accounting mistake led me to give away too much money -- but to realize how we're all caught between two American dreams. Read More »

After the Worship Wars: Christian Identity and Worship

If the God we worship is a projection of who we are now, our worship will form in us a hardened version of our current identity. But if our vision of God is ahead of us . . . Read More »

Against "Taking Things Back:" Rethinking the OWS Slogan

I'd recommend we abandon "take it back" language altogether -- not simply as a verbal exercise, but as a move or posture of spiritual practice, in the way of Jesus. Read More »

Recent Articles

The Problem Isn't the Bible

The Bible is too good and too important to be left to those who won't think critically about it. And frankly, it is too dangerous. Read More »

Joining the Resurrection

It is good and right to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter morning, but even better and greater to choose to affiliate with it, identify with it, join it, give ourselves to it. Read More »

Lent: Maybe It's About Adding, Not Subtracting

Adding something good to your life during Lent -- say, reading the gospels -- may mean giving up stuff that you need to give up anyway. Read More »

The President's "Phony" Theology

Rick Santorum is right: it is about theology. The question is which theology is phony and foolish and which is authentic and wise. Read More »

The Beloved Community vs. the Beloved Economy

A year-end accounting mistake led me to give away too much money -- but to realize how we're all caught between two American dreams. Read More »

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