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October 05, 2012
Top 200 Church Blogs and Then Some
A few weeks ago, Kent Shaffer's Church Relevance Blog posted a list of Top 200...
October 04, 2012
Humility – If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it.
Every once in a while during some online interaction, I find myself pounding my head...
September 27, 2012
A Plug for PRRI and The Morning Buzz
One of the groups that I am part of is the Public Religion Research Institute,...
September 26, 2012
25 Questions to Ask a Pastor Search Committee
UPDATED 10.04.12: People have offered some great additional questions which I have added below in BOLD ITALICIZED...
September 25, 2012
Darwin, Jesus and Christians in the United States
It seems as if many people in the United States have fallen in love with...
September 21, 2012
Bruce’s Friday Five v9.21
BOOKS // If you are like me, you are reading more than one book at...
September 19, 2012
An Update on the Presbyterian Church that Meets Online
As many of you know the past year has had me exploring many options for...
September 19, 2012
FREE eBOOK: 54 Leaders Under 50 Share 50+ Ideas to Revitalize Your Congregation
This morning I received a note announcing the release of a new FREE eBook from...
September 18, 2012
Thoughts on Bitter Gun Owners and the Entitled 47%
It is said that we preachers only have 3-5 things to say and we just...
September 17, 2012
Why Are Some Christians Such Losers?
Whenever I talk about Christianity and the issues, passions and positions that so many Christians hold, someone...
September 14, 2012
A Gift of Perspective in Discerning God’s Call
As many of you know, I left full-time ministry about 18 months ago after helping...
September 12, 2012
The Faithful Way to Sing to God? Mine.
On more than one occasion I have heard praise music called "7/11 music," the same...
September 11, 2012
On this September 11th – a Hymn and a Prayer
It is hard to believe that is has been 11 years since that surreal morning when the...
September 10, 2012
What the Body of Christ Can Learn From Fantasy Sports
A few months ago my family and I were out at some pizza joint and...
August 29, 2012
What This Liberal Democrat Can Learn from Those Log Cabin Republicans
This week, during the Republican National Convention, this Tampa Tribune ad hit the newsstands . . . Yep, you...
August 27, 2012
Why This Christian Will Never Own a Gun
Sign the petition: Christians Standing Together Against Gun Violence. As a Christian and a Teaching Elder...
August 24, 2012
Bruce’s Friday Five v8.24
For those of you who lived through the 1960's or are simply interested in the...
August 21, 2012
The Church’s Doomed Pursuit of the Elusive Young Adult
It seems that everywhere you look today, "the church," especially within historic traditions, is talking about reaching...
August 18, 2012
Grace Ji-Sun Kim – “Through Hispanic Eyes” – Theological Education and White Privilege
Puerto Rico is a beautiful island with lakes, rivers, mountains, rainforests and of course picturesque...
August 09, 2012
My Daughters, Trixie Pixie and The SheVil Dead
This weekend I dragged my family to a Roller Derby Bout. Now this was not...
August 05, 2012
Three Reasons You Should Attend Wild Goose West
UPDATE on August 17, 2012 - The WGF folks have extended my 15% discount code until Midnight on August 29th, so...
July 24, 2012
The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence: A Reflection, a Challenge and a Movement
This week, I asked my sister-in-law if she would be willing to share a short...
July 12, 2012
ABQ, Ghost Ranch and Those Presbyterian Peacemakers
It's been exactly one week since I blogged last. I wish that my break was...
July 04, 2012
Thank You Tara Spuhler McCabe, Our Vice-Moderator
For those of you interested in the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA),...
July 02, 2012
Wherever Liberals and Conservatives are Gathered, There is _____?
I am sure that when you read the title of this post, you filled in...
June 30, 2012
I See Presbyterians
Like many Presbyterians who rode down the escalators at the Pittsburgh airport, when I arrived...
June 28, 2012
CNN Reports, “Social Media Will, In Fact, Save the Church”
Sorry, I couldn't resist the CNN dig.* I'm just bitter ;-) You see, today, my...
June 27, 2012
Obama, Romney and a Conservative Evangelical Counter-Cult Expert
I love politics. I grew up in Sacramento, CA running the halls of the State...
June 25, 2012
A Prayer of Confession for Political People of Faith
[Photo by Amarand Agasi] The past few weeks have been a roller coaster of reactions and...
June 24, 2012
Book Review: Making Paper Cranes by Mihee Kim-Kort
Making Paper Cranes Toward an Asian American Feminist Theology by Mihee Kim-Kort [Mihee on Twitter]...
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