Rev. Brian Kaylor

Rev. Brian Kaylor

The Rev. Brian Kaylor is president of Word&Way and writes about faith, culture and politics. Founded in 1896, Word&Way is Missouri-based Christian news publication with a magazine, website, and podcasts.


Missouri leaders should condemn this weekend’s Christian nationalist rally in Branson

By: - November 4, 2022

A traveling variety show of Christian Nationalism, anti-vaccine rhetoric and election conspiracies will make its final stop before the midterm elections this weekend in Branson. Headlined by Michael Flynn, Roger Stone and Eric Trump, the ReAwaken America Tour co-opts Christian language and worship to push profane politics designed to undermine our democracy. As a Baptist minister who […]


Eric Schmitt fails a moral test on school masks | Opinion

By: - January 25, 2022

On Friday, I had to work from home because my son’s school district canceled classes due to a COVID-related staff shortage. While working between interruptions from him, I saw the news that Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt sued our school district — and nearly three dozen others — for having the audacity to reimplement a […]

Exterior Missouri State Capitol building

There should be no pandemic privilege for religion

By: - February 1, 2021

Even before we are out of the coronavirus pandemic, Missouri’s lawmakers are considering bills that would make it more difficult to keep people safe in a future pandemic. And several bills would also upset our healthy church-state balance by carving out a special pandemic privilege for religious groups. As a Baptist minister who takes seriously […]