Hungry as Dogs: We Don’t Really Understand Charity

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Following is excerpted from “postChristian: What’s left? Can we fix it? Do we care?” (Hachette/Jericho, Aug 2014) Any Christian—and arguably, any socially aware human being—would agree that having concern for our neighbor should be a core value of any society. And yet, we hardly have to look beyond the boundaries of our own doorstep to [Read More...]

No Left Turns: How We Normalize Dysfunction

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“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” — Arthur Schopenhauer I’m visiting Las Vegas this weekend, one of several stops on my postChristian book tour. I’m staying with my aunt and uncle, who are also in ministry, and who I [Read More...]

Is the Internet Killing Christianity?

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No one reasonably disputes that attendance in Christian churches is in sharp decline. The real lingering question is “why?” which is one of the most important questions I take on in my new book, “postChristian: What’s left? Can we fix it? Do we care?” Though it’s not solely responsible, the internet – along with the [Read More...]

Ray Rice, Driscoll on Ice and ISIS’ Rise

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It seems this episode is dedicated to all the bad boys out there. Not that we planned it, but between talking about the Ray Rice abuse scandal, Mark Driscoll being on the outs with Mars Hill (and every woman on the planet) and our interview with photojournalist Gregg Brekke, who just got back from Northern [Read More...]

Mark Driscoll, Women as Penis Houses, and Crumbling Temples

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Oh, Mark Driscoll. Just when I start to muster an inkling of compassion for you, something else emerges that tests my capacity for grace. This time, the news is from years in the past, when Driscoll was posting to the church message boards under the pseudonym “William Wallace II.” The posts, from 2001, included the following [Read More...]

Reconcile: An Interview with John Paul Lederach

I’ve had the chance to speak with author and international peace activist John Paul Lederach about his book, “Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians.” The book, updated from an earlier edition with a new introduction from Bill and Lynne Hybels and contemporary stories, is a powerful guide on how to seek and realize peace among [Read More...]

Stupid Quizzes, CCM Missives and Homebrewed Blisses

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Yeah, the title’s a stretch. So what? This week’s episode of Homebrewed CultureCast is all Everyday Sunday, all the time. We hung out with Trey and Carter from the uber-popstar band both at Wild Goose (yes, there’s more you haven’t heard yet) and in the garage at Amy and Christian’s place while they were in Oregon [Read More...]

The Greatest Commandment: Further Evidence Jesus was a Radical Subversive

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I was asked today how, with all of the crazy stories in the Bible, we ever begin to use that same collection of stories, poems, historical accounts and laws to really discern what God wants. Good question. First, I think we have to consider how we understand God, and therefore, the Bible. For me, I [Read More...]


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