Michael Brown, Iraq, Putin, Gaza: How to Reconcile the Brokenness?

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A soon-to-be college-bound Michael Brown is shot by Missouri police, reportedly while holding his hands above himself in surrender, and while unarmed. The resulting protests turn violent, leading ultimately to police setting up barricades, complete with snipers, tear gas and flash grenades. Local stores are decimated and scores are injured in the resulting tensions. Not [Read More...]

Five Reasons post-Christianity is Good for Us

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Anyone who has been paying attention knows that Christianity is in decline in the western world by all accounts. From progressive mainline churches to evangelical mega-churches, most institutional religious bodies are experiencing precipitous drops in attendance and giving. Meanwhile, the Christian voice in the civil and political conversations is also giving way to other perspectives, [Read More...]

God Isn’t Punishing Mark Driscoll

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This week has been a rough one for Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Following one scandal after another, the Acts 29 Network – which he helped found – removed his standing and his church’s standing within the network. They also encouraged him to step down as the leader of Mars Hill. [Read More...]

postChristian: The Foreword

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Following is the foreword pulled from my book, “postChristian: What’s left? Can we fix it? Do we care?“, being published by Jericho Books/Hachette August 12, 2014.      This book will piss you off, at least a little bit. It should, anyway. The Christian religion is not what it should be, what it claims to [Read More...]

Homebrewed Wet & Wild at the Goose

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Christian and Amy join the rest of the Homebrewed team at the Wild Goose Festival. Though it poured (and unfortunately not beer) everyone had a great time thanks to Phillips Theological Seminary who sponsored beer steins for brews and John Vest who smoked some North Cackalacky BBQ. Christian, Amy, Tripp and Micky talk with Everyday [Read More...]

Five Reasons Progressive Christians Secretly Love Mark Driscoll

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Anyone who reads my stuff with some regularity probably already knows that Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll isn’t exactly on my speed dial list, and I’m probably not in his. From his misogynistic quips to his hellfire hyper-Calvinist rants, he and I see almost all social and theological issues as differently as two people could [Read More...]

Fence-Sitters and Boundary-Pushers: A Postmodern Reflection

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My mom always loved gardening, but rarely had time for it in our two-career household. In her retirement to West Texas, though, she’s taken to it with a passion. She posts photos of her recent yields, be they impressive or pathetic. Today, she shared a photo that speaks volumes in metaphor. Her caption which got [Read More...]

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

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Jesus talks to me, pretty much every day. No, I don’t mean he speaks to me while I’m in the throes of prayer or comes to me in my dreams. He actually talks to me through twitter. A lot. And he’s pretty weird. Yesterday he told me that the Shroud of Turin was his photograph. [Read More...]


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