CultureCast LIVE (pt. 1 of 2): Chalke, Pagitt, Horse Feathers, Heatherlyn…and Beer

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Are you sitting down? Good, cause this show is pretty sure to rock your shorts clean off. And if you’re at a coffeeshop, goofing off at work or the like that could be a little awkward. But Christian, you ask, pray tell why this show would rock me out of my clothes more so than [Read More...]

Cloud Chaser: My New CD

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I’m really excited to share with all of you that I have a new five-song EP available called CLOUD CHASER. You can listen to it on the player below, download the entire EP for $4, or each track for $1 apiece. Coming in mid-May, I’ll also be shipping signed CDs to fulfill orders. This signed [Read More...]

Worship How-Tos Franklin Graham Blues and New Tattoos (CultureCast)

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I tell ya, one week without our cohost Slim Moon around and it all turns to chaos. Well, not really, but we missed him this week. Sitting in for him is our buddy, Rev. Adam Phillips, pastor of the much-publicized Christ Church Portland, who got kicked out of the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination for being too inclusive. You [Read More...]

Explaining “Working Poor” to my Privileged, Middle Class Children

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For my privileged, perhaps overly comfortable children, something as trivial as our internet being down constitutes a crisis. When we do our “gratitude inventory” (aka a way to get them to reflect and pray), they rattle off things as a matter of routine that many people would only dream of. So how do I explain [Read More...]

Three of the Most Dangerous Christian Words: “Do You Believe…”

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If you were ever baptized, think of the three words the pastor or priest likely said to you before performing the sacred act. How about if you decided to join a church. Or when you wanted to receive communion. Or if you were confronted by another Christian about the strength or integrity of your faith. [Read More...]

Five Things Christianity Can Learn From Buddhism

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Could Christianity’s future lie in Buddhism’s past? This is a possibility that’s been haunting me lately, but in a good way, I think. One big critique, understandably, of postmodern views on Christian spirituality is that there’s too much time and energy spent deconstructing old systems and ways of thinking that need to be torn down [Read More...]

THE SHACK’s Wm. Paul Young: Where’s God When…

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Where’s God in the midst of loss and suffering? How do we find hope and healing when God seems so far away? I’m honored and excited to be a part of an upcoming touring production with Wm. Paul Young (author of THE SHACK) and  Reba Riley (author of POST TRAUMATIC CHURCH SYNDROME) in which we take on [Read More...]

Interviewing Haaz Sleiman: Muslim Star of “Killing Jesus”

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Lots of people know about the new movie, “Killing Jesus,” premiering on Nat Geo Channel on Palm Sunday. Most everyone who has heard about it has strong feelings about it, given that it’s based – at least sort of – on the book of the same name by Bill O’Reilly. Some folks are abuzz about [Read More...]


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