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March 13, 2015
“A God That Could Be Real”
After Copernicus, we know that Earth is not at the center of the universe. Our...
March 09, 2015
“The Selma Awakening”
I have posted previously on “Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall: Claiming Our Social Justice Story” in which...
December 02, 2014
Top 10 Best Books Read in 2014
The following are the top ten best books I’ve read since this time last year....
June 19, 2014
“Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World”
“Seventh-Generation Thinking” means considering the longterm impact of our actions even to the seventh generation...
October 30, 2013
Tweeting John Caputo’s “The Insistence of God: A Theology of Perhaps”
John Caputo is one of my favorite philosophers of religion. His writing is delightfully playful...
September 28, 2013
This post is a sponsored book review that is part of the Patheos Book Club....
September 28, 2013
The Geography of Memory
[The following is a both a sponsored book review that is part of the Patheos...
June 10, 2013
Summer Reading Recommendations
A significant portion of my reading time this summer will be consumed with working toward...
July 24, 2012
Everything’s A Miracle
(Tim Stafford, Miracles: A Journalist Looks at Modern Day Experiences of God's Power , 2012, 219 pages.)...
July 03, 2012
From Independence Day to Interdependence
(Logan Mehl-Laituri, Reborn on the Fourth of July: The Challenge of Faith, Patriotism & Conscience, 2012,...
July 02, 2012
Should You Add Your Social Media Skills to Your Résumé?
(John Voelz, Follow You, Follow Me: Why Social Networking Is Essential to Ministry, 2012, 159...
May 30, 2012
An Honest Memoir: Becoming a Dad, Take 2
(Christian Piatt, PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude, and a Due Date, Chalice Press, 2012, 182...
May 21, 2012
Who Could You Call “Bishop” Without Your Fingers Crossed?
(Katharine Jefferts Schori, Gathering at God's Table: The Meaning of Mission in the Feast of Faith,...
May 17, 2012
Life-changing Mentors and Unlikely Friendships
(Ted Kluck and Dallas Jahncke, Dallas and the Spitfire: An Old Car, an Ex-Con, and an...
May 02, 2012
Do You Believe in Miracles?
(E. Kent Rogers, 12 Miracles of Spiritual Growth: A Path of Healing from the Gospels,...
April 23, 2012
Letters to a Future Church: Take Risks, Be Honest, Stop Equivocating
(Letters to a Future Church: Words of Encouragement and Prophetic Appeals, edited by Chris Lewis,...
March 28, 2012
Praying with Flannery O’Connor
UPS just delivered my copy of the new Flannery O'Connor prayer book, published by Paraclete...
March 27, 2012
A Guide to Firsthand Experience with God
(David Benner, Spirituality and the Awakening Self: The Sacred Journey of Transformation, Brazos Press, 2012,...
March 20, 2012
Ron Sider: An Evangelical Christian Worth Listening To
(Ronald J. Sider, Fixing the Moral Deficit: A Balanced Way to Balance the Budget, InterVarsity Press,...
March 15, 2012
Have You Heard the One about the Pope Who Quit? (Seriously!)
(Jon Sweeney, The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation, Image...
March 14, 2012
“Sorry I’ve Been Busy!” How to Bring Your Life Back Into Focus
(Arthur Boers, Living Into Focus: Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distractions, Brazos Press, 2012,...
March 12, 2012
Sermon Series Retrospective: “Holy Adventure”
For Lent 2011, we studied Bruce Epperly's book Holy Adventure: 41 Days of Audacious Living. The...
March 05, 2012
Confessions of a Western Universalist
(Rajiv Malhotra, Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism, HarperCollins, 2011, 474 pages) Rajiv...
February 15, 2012
How to Decide If You Should Read Diana Butler Bass’ New Book
The latest book from my fellow Patheos blogger Diana Butler Bass arrived on my doorstep last...
February 07, 2012
Cultivating Contentment: Enough Is as Good as a Feast
(Adam Hamilton, Enough, Revised and Updated: Discovering Joy through Simplicity and Generosity, Abingdon Press, 2009
January 23, 2012
What To Do If You Need a Retreat, But Can’t Leave Home
(Paula Huston, Simplifying the Soul: Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit, Ave Maria Press, 2011, 170 pages.)...
December 06, 2011
Top 10 Best Books Read in 2011
The following are the top ten best books I've read so far this year in...
November 26, 2011
Highlights from Marcus Borg and Diana Butler Bass Lectures (Part 4 of 7)
The introductory post to this blog series is available here. The highlights from Bass' first lecture...
November 21, 2011
Highlights from Marcus Borg and Diana Butler Bass Lectures (Part 1 of 7)
On Friday and Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend a lecture series on "Speaking...
November 18, 2011
My fellow Patheos blogger Tony Jones is asking the important question "Why pray?" as...
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