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Brian Kaylor

Brian Kaylor, Word&Way president and editor-in-chief since 2016, is an award-winning writer and sought-after expert on issues of religion, politics, and communication. A Baptist minister with a Ph.D. in political communication, he is the author or co-author of five books on religion and politics: Baptizing America: How Mainline Protestants Helped Build Christian Nationalism, Vote Your Conscience: Party Must Not Trump Principles; Sacramental Politics: Religious Worship as Political Action; Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in an Age of Confessional Politics; and For God’s Sake, Shut Up!

Brian has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in political communication from the University of Missouri, and a B.A. in communication and Christian ministry from Southwest Baptist University. In addition to articles and editorials for Word&Way, his writings have been published by CNN, Houston Chronicle, Kansas City Star, Louisville Courier-Journal, Religion News Service, Roll Call, Sojourners, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Washington Post, and many other outlets. He also hosts the award-winning podcasts Dangerous Dogma and Baptist Without An Adjective.

He previously served as associate director of Churchnet (also known as the Baptist General Convention of Missouri), assistant professor of communication studies at James Madison University in Virginia, contributing editor for Ethics Daily, and pastor of Union Mound Baptist Church in Elkland, Missouri. He currently serves as chair of the Resolutions Committee for the Baptist World Alliance.

Follow Brian on Twitter: @BrianKaylor.

To interview Brian: email or 866-967-3929, ext. 5.