interview with brian mclaren: THE SAGA

Posted by Melvin Bray on February 20th, 2010 filed in Useful Perhaps

So Brian graciously agreed to giving me the first major interview post-release of his newest book A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith, but I couldn’t find any print outlet interested in publishing it!  Sojourners turned me down and Christianity Today, Christian Century, The Washington Post and The New York Times just ignored me. I was hurt (not really; rejection is part of the process). I just figured each of them had someone with more cachet and/or skill than I that they would eventually tap to interview Brian. I surely couldn’t imagine that they would ignore the most recent and provocative offering of one of Time magazine’s “25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America” (2005).

Dejected about missing out on the big time, I came back home to my good friends at the God’s Politics blog. Ryan Rodrick-Beiler, Sojo web editor, has been an amazing ally who has given me venue and helped me to grow as a writer. He was kind enough to publish nearly half of the 4,000 word article written for print (a length almost unheard of in the internet publishing market). Thanks always Ryan!

Find the sojo edit in two parts here and here.

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