An open letter to myself about being a man

Original post on www.reyes-chow.com. Dear Me, Pardon the profanity, but it’s time that you got your shit together. Yeah, yeah, yeah . . . as the father of three girls, raised by a kick-ass mother and always surrounded by powerful women, you have always fancied yourself a fairly liberated male and one of the “good” [Read More…]

Interview: Hal Taussig and A New New Testament

A few months ago, I posted some information about a project that I was invited to participate in, the formation of A NEW New Testament, organized by Hal Taussig. If you read the post, from the comments you can see that this book will stir the theological souls of many. Some will feel liberated by discovering new lenses through which [Read More…]

Confession of a Christian in the United States

Originally posted on 01.24.13 on reyes-chow.com. As I scanned my newsfeed this morning, I had another one of those, “No duh, Bruce.” moments. Yes, I am a Christian. Yes, I am a citizen of the United States of America. As a Christian — I believe that we must love and serve one another: the stranger, the enemy, the prisoner, the [Read More…]

I am still emergence

After the recent Emergence Christianity Gathering in Memphis, there have been some interesting responses about Phyllis Tickle’s presentation, the future of the emergent church, the response to privilege, etc. As I have skimmed the blogs, I have seen feisty conversations with some valid critiques and, for the most part, respectful interaction. Whether invested in the emergent church conversation or not, [Read More…]

Emergence Christianity 2013: My First Pechakucha Experience

This past week I was invited be part of a slate of PechaKucha presentations at the Emergence Christianity Gathering in Memphis, TN.   Just before it was about to begin I tweeted . . . Right about now all of the PechaKucha presenters are starting to feel anxious. And Adam Walker Cleaveland, another of the PechaKucha presenters [Read More…]

Emerging in Memphis with Phyllis Tickle

For the next few days I will be hanging out with some folk who like to fancy ourselves thought leaders within the realm of the Christian faith. Oh who are we kidding . . . most of us are just huge fans of Phyllis Tickle and smart-assery. There will be skinny jeans, tattoos, ironic eye-wear, [Read More…]

My Interview with MaryAnn McKibben Dana about “Sabbath in the Suburbs”

I am a firm believer in building community by helping good folks get the word about projects that they are working on. Today, I want to help spread the word about MaryAnn McKibben Dana and her new book, Sabbath in the Suburbs: A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time. I have met MaryAnn a handful of times in [Read More…]

My Last Post About Guns. I’m Out.

With the recent National Rifle Association’s campaign to bring armed guards into every school in the United States [12/21/12 nra.org], I’m out. Simply put, this posture of thinking and the conversations that have spun out of it, are indicative of a chasm of perspective that I am no longer willing to try and cross via [Read More…]

A little update for my Patheos readers

Greetings all, It seems like a very long time since I have posted on my Patheos blog. And contrary to the rumors circulating about, I have not been hanging out with Elvis, Tupac and Bigfoot on some tropical island – though that would be pretty awesome – but rather, life has been happening and I have had to do a [Read More…]

A Pastor, a Blogger and a San Franciscan Walk Into the LA Auto Show

A few weeks ago, my wife may have given the biggest eye-roll of this blogger’s life. I had just told her that General Motors had invited me to be part of a group of bloggers and social media hacks to be part of what they are calling the “Influencers Program.” Basically, we are a gathered [Read More…]