Brian D. McLaren

McLaren is an activist, speaker, and author (most recently of Naked Spirituality and A New Kind of Christianity). He was a pastor for 24 years and is a leader in the global conversation about emerging Christianity.

Archive: Brian D. McLaren

Christians should learn from Jews on Passover

I can understand why some Jewish leaders are concerned about Christians adopting (usurping?) the Passover seder and replacing its original Jewish meanings with Christian meanings.

By Brian D. Mclaren  | Apr 20, 2011 1:15 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

In budget debates, who owns moral high ground?

When I hear liberal and conservative politicians and their religious allies speaking of morality in the current budget debates, I’m encouraged, because budgets are indeed moral documents. But I’m also nervous.

By Brian Mclaren  | Apr 22, 2011 1:14 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

End times theology: an insider’s guide

I grew up in a Christian tradition called Dispensationalism. Although we shied away from predicting specific dates, we sang and preached and even made scary movies about the coming “Rapture,” Great Tribulation, coming of the Antichrist, and eventually the Second Coming

By Brian McLaren  | May 10, 2011 1:08 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Two roads diverged in the evangelical woods

I know that most folks like to divide evangelicals along a political spectrum that runs from left to right. But I think the more significant divide is between those who bully and those who stand up on behalf of the bullied.

By Brian McLaren  | Jul 13, 2011 2:23 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Christian Thanksgiving prayers

One of these prayers could be used before each course of a Thanksgiving meal ...

By Brian McLaren  | Nov 24, 2011 8:26 AM  | COMMENTS (0)