David Gushee gets it right on Wheaton College

Quotable: “Conservative evangelical institutions such as Wheaton are governed and supported, overwhelmingly, by people who are not just theologically conservative but also politically conservative. I would wager that the boards, top administrators, and biggest donors of most self-identified evangelical schools would vote Republican at around 95 percent. Recall that in every recent presidential election, 75 [Read More…]

An Open Letter to Jerry Falwell Jr., Students, and Faculty of Liberty University

Dear Mr. Falwell, In the tradition of your father, you made some reckless and inflammatory statements to your students the other day. Just as I appreciate it when peace-loving Muslims, Hindus and others repudiate hostile and reckless statements made by prominent members of their religions, I feel impelled by conscience to repudiate your words as not [Read More…]

Coming Together in Faith On Climate: A Multi-Faith Response to the Pope’s Historic Visit to Congress

Friends – I’m thrilled to be part of a team organizing a multi-faith response to the Pope’s historic visit to the US Congress, September 24. There will be a Press Event on Monday, September 21. (Details TBA) There will be a multi-faith gathering at the National Cathedral, Thursday evening, September 24, at 7:30 pm EDT [Read More…]

Dear Charisma Media…

Dear Steve Strang, Jennifer LeClaire, Shawn Akers, and Lee Grady, We all make mistakes. As editors of Charisma Media, you may agree that you made one by posting a vicious Islamophobic article last week. It was good of you to take the post down. [For people who want to read it, it is available here.] Now, many are [Read More…]

We Make the Road By Walking (Video)

We Make the Road by Walking: Song from brian mclaren onVimeo. This song explores themes that I also explore in my upcoming book (June 2014) of the same name. Please help spread the word. The book releases June 10. Thanks for your support! More information here. [Read more…]

Q&R: Calling Myself a Christian

Here’s the Question: Just a short question: I have a Christian background, but the way I understand the message of Jesus and the Hebrew Bible makes me to avoid calling myself a Christian, mainly for similar reasons as described in your book A New Kind of Christianity. Instead of saying good-bye to the whole Bible, [Read More…]


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