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Brian D. McLaren

Brian D. McLaren is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Brian D. McLaren

Sex, belonging and the Southern Baptists

By Brian D. McLaren — June 2, 2022
(RNS) — We need to coin a new Latin phrase for our religious lives: Caveat fidelis, ‘Let the believer beware.’

As Washington returns to calm, whistleblowers’ moral courage is no less urgent

By Brian D. McLaren — January 25, 2021
(RNS) — The Capitol attack shows in a dramatic way how much we need truth-tellers to report illegitimate actions.

Abuse of immigrant children: a state-sanctioned crime in America?

By Brian D. McLaren — June 12, 2018
(RNS ) The current administration must fully address these chilling reports, bring perpetrators to justice, prevent further abuse and discontinue this ugly scheme of family separation.

Southern Baptists have more repenting to do

By Brian D. McLaren — May 29, 2018
(RNS) — Unfortunately, the bulk of Albert Mohler’s agony and call for mercy focused not on the pain suffered by women and girls at the hands of church leadership, but on the 'humiliation' of his tribe, the SBC, which is led exclusively by men.

Florida prosecutor has strong moral basis for renouncing death penalty (COMMENTARY)

By Brian D. McLaren — April 7, 2017
(RNS) Aramis Ayala is leading Florida out of a legal and ethical mess and into a better future.

Like Katy Perry, I broke up with the conservative evangelical project

By Brian D. McLaren — September 21, 2016
(RNS) A prominent evangelical explains how the pop singer -- and Donald Trump -- helped him discern his 10 reasons for fleeing conservative politics.

Responding with love in the face of evil

By Brian D. McLaren — August 11, 2016
(RNS) — The line that matters most is the line between those who respond to hate with more hate, and those who respond to hate with love.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Here we go again?

By Brian D. McLaren — September 20, 2012

(RNS) If we have the courage and wisdom to learn the backstory of our religion and others, we can begin to transcend the vicious cycles in which we are now stuck, spinning. By Brian McLaren. 

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