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Published Articles

Below you will find links to Brian's writings.

You can either link to or download Brian's articles below.

Brian is also a regular contributor to God's Politics blog.


You can download an unpublished appendix to Everything Must Change, called President Bush's Ungiven Speech.


You can download material that didn't make it into The Secret Message of Jesus: A Reading of John 14:6.


'Lord, Have Mercy'. Compassion and hope in the Haggard scandal. by Brian McLaren. January 2007 (Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 7). Commentary.


A Brief History of the 21st Century. Chapter 11: The Former United States. by Brian McLaren. August 2006 (Vol. 35, No. 8, pp. 16-21). Cover.


Words, Not War, With Iran
. 'Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.' - Isaiah 2:4. by Rev. Jim Wallis, Rev. Bob Edgar, Rev. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, Dr. Susannah Heschel, Brian McLaren, Rev. William J. Shaw and Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed. August 2006 (Vol. 35, No. 8, pp. 15). Cover.


A sermon for President Bush. Written a few months before the U.S. invasion of Iraq.


Thank God for Journalists and News Professionals, Sojourners Magazine.


Christian Reflections in a Time of War


Found in Translation. 'Kingdom of God' is so last-century. Are there new ways to talk about Jesus' good news? by Brian McLaren. March 2006 (Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 14-19). Cover.


Revisiting the Passion of Christ,
SojoNet: Faith, Politics, Culture.


What I'm Reading Sojourners Magazine, September 2004.


A Bridge Far Enough?, Sojourners Magazine, September/October 2005.

Lyrics to Brian's Song Let's Confess It


Scared to Talk Politics in Church? You don't need to be partisan to be prophetic. September 2004 (Vol. 33, No. 9, pp. ). Cover.


Consider the Turtles of the Fields, Soujourners Magazine, March 2004.


The Jesus Creed, originally shared at the Emergent Convention in May 2004.


The Justic Creed


Bless This House? Why Efforts to Renew the Church Are Often Misguided,
Christianity Today, June 29th, 2004.


Doubt the Tides of Faith, Christian Single Magazine, 2004


A Response to Silas Bishop's Community as the Goal (and therefore the means) of Mission


Emerging Values by Brian McLaren (Leadership Journal, Summer 2003)


Faithfully Dangerous: Christians in Postmodern Times (Christianity Today, May/June 2002).


Kneeling with Turtles (DreamSeeker Magazine, Autumn 2001).


How to Evangelize Today (Christianity Today, August 2001)


They Say It's Just a Phase(Next-wave.org, April 2001).


Dorothy on Leadership. By Brian McLaren, Rev. Magazine Nov/Dec 2000.