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July 02, 2015
God is Transgender
I had a text discussion this morning with two of my theological colleagues, and one...
June 24, 2015
White Hate Groups: More Dangerous to U.S. Than Muslim Terrorists
When we think of "terrorist threats" to American lives and sovereignty, immediately our minds go...
June 23, 2015
Tony Jones, Republican Drones and Santorum vs. Rome (Homebrewed CultureCast)
Could it be? Are the CultureCasters back on the horse after a two-part live extravaganza,...
June 12, 2015
Why Do 3-Year-Olds Die? Pat Robertson: “He Could Grow Up To Be Hitler”
700 Club leader and purveyor of no shortage of off-balance comments on his TV offered...
June 11, 2015
Couple Threatens to Divorce if Gay Marriage is Legalized
A couple in Australia has made a public statement, vowing to divorce, ending their ten-year...
June 10, 2015
LGBTQ Pride Month: What We Do When the Bible is Ignorant?
Let's face it; the Bible is ignorant about some things that we know more about now,...
June 09, 2015
Why Tony Campolo “Came Out” for Marriage Equality
After decades of "bridge building" between the LGBTQ community and those who identify as Evangelicals...
June 04, 2015
Following Jesus Isn’t About Belief. It’s About Walking.
For decades, if not centuries, people have been sold a false bill of goods when...
May 27, 2015
Worshipping the Chains that Enslave Us
My dog is weird. She's great, actually, but she's also weird. We can't say the...
May 22, 2015
Anti-Gay Pastor’s Grindr Account Revealed
Doing emotional, social and spiritual damage in God's name is a problem in and of...
May 13, 2015
Was Jesus Crazy (and Are We For Following Him)?
C.S. Lewis is known for many things, but one of his statements about Jesus in...
May 12, 2015
Five Problems With Christian Evangelism (and What to Do Instead)
Most of us can agree that Christians have a bit of a PR problem in...
May 08, 2015
Do Buddhism and Quantum Theory Support the Idea of Original Sin?
Generally, I've rejected the doctrine of Original Sin (the idea that we're all burdened with...
May 07, 2015
How to Sue Every Gay Person On the Planet
If you've been wondering how one would go about filing a federal lawsuit against hundreds...
May 05, 2015
THE SHACK: How a Christmas Gift Turned Into a 20-Million-Book Bestseller
See Wm. Paul Young, author of "The Shack" live in Seattle and Portland May 16th...
May 04, 2015
Texas Takeovers to Criminalized Christianity: When Facts No Longer Matter
I had to check my calendar to make sure I wasn't a month off when...
May 01, 2015
CultureCast LIVE (pt. 1 of 2): Chalke, Pagitt, Horse Feathers, Heatherlyn…and Beer
Are you sitting down? Good, cause this show is pretty sure to rock your shorts...
April 28, 2015
Is a Theology of Atonement a Ponzi Scheme that Enslaves Us to God?
There were several reasons I parted ways with my early conservative evangelical roots (among them...
April 23, 2015
Why I, a Protestant, Pray the “Hail Mary” and use a rosary
As part of this year-long effort to better understand what we mean when we talk...
April 18, 2015
Three of the Most Dangerous Christian Words: “Do You Believe…”
If you were ever baptized, think of the three words the pastor or priest likely...
April 15, 2015
Five Things Christianity Can Learn From Buddhism
Could Christianity's future lie in Buddhism's past? This is a possibility that's been haunting me...
April 11, 2015
THE SHACK’s Wm. Paul Young: Where’s God When…
Where's God in the midst of loss and suffering? How do we find hope and...
April 01, 2015
Interviewing Haaz Sleiman: Muslim Star of “Killing Jesus”
Lots of people know about the new movie, “Killing Jesus,” premiering on Nat Geo Channel...
March 30, 2015
Fifty Shades of God: Does Easter Week Affirm Our Violent Desires?
(Join Christian in his year-long quest to better understand what we mean when we claim...
March 13, 2015
Philip Clayton, Vulcans, LGBTQ Marriage Equality, and LIVE Awesomeness
Well folks, we geeked out this time... First, we're thrilled to announce a first-ever LIVE...
March 11, 2015
Love: The Root of All Evil
I was invited to preach at Portland First Christian Church on Sunday, March 8th. The biblical...
March 10, 2015
Jason Allen: Retract Your Criticism of Fred Craddock on the Day of His Funeral
One of the principal goals in My Jesus Project, a year-long effort to better understand...
March 07, 2015
I Think My Six-Year-Old Might Be Jesus
I'm not sure, but I think my daughter, Zoe, is Jesus. For a couple of...
March 03, 2015
Five Reasons Saying “The Bible Clearly States” is Dangerous (and Un-Christian)
Most of my life, I've heard people preface some sort of argument they want to...
March 02, 2015
Why I’m Fasting and Giving Away Half of My Stuff This Month
I felt like I was preparing to punish myself for the month of March, the...
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