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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 24, 2015
Why Pop-Up Church for Good Friday is Brilliant
My friend, Adam Phillips, sent this link to me the other day, as it's something...
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...
February 27, 2015
My Jesus Project for March: Jesus the Ascetic
I thought Jesus the Radical was hard. At least I didn't fast from solid food and...
February 26, 2015
Sara Miles CultureCast
Back in the saddle, getting back to a weekly schedule, many important questions are answered....
February 25, 2015
Repenting Doesn’t Mean Feeling Like Crap About Yourself
We've all heard the sidewalk preachers and TV Evangelists quoting the Gospels, telling us to...
February 23, 2015
What if Following Jesus isn’t Primarily about Beliefs or Actions?
The following is part of "My Jesus Project," a year-long quest to better understand what...
February 20, 2015
What does it really mean to follow Jesus?
Four out of five Americans claim to be Christians. That's more than a quarter billion...
February 19, 2015
Broken Covenants, Killing Rock Stars and Cask-Strength Fears
Well kids, we’ve got good news and bad news… On a sad note, we bid...
February 18, 2015
Christ Church PDX Loses Funding, Denomination for LGBTQ Advocacy
After nearly two decades serving within the denomination known as the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC),...
February 15, 2015
BHC21 LIVE EVENT!
A couple weeks ago, I was at the Christianity21 Conference in Phoenix, AZ (or C21)–...
February 14, 2015
The Gospel of Mark as a Manifesto of Political and Religious Defiance
I'm starting to think that Che Guevara and the Jesus of the Gospel according to...
February 10, 2015
Learning to Love the Crust Punks and Society’s “Other”
As part of my year-long quest to better, more fully and authentically follow the life...
February 09, 2015
The Zen of Beard Trimming: Stories of Punk Rock, Poverty, and the Search For Peace
C.J. Campbell is a fan of the Homebrewed Culture Cast and reached out to me...
February 07, 2015
WWCAD: What Would Christian Anarchists Do?
It's a rainy, graciously lazy Saturday in Portland. A perfect time to dive into the...
February 06, 2015
Jesus Wouldn’t Do Lists (But I do)
Anyone who knows me very well can tell you I'm pretty intense about things. When...
February 04, 2015
When love with limits isn’t love at all: thoughts on exclusion in a time for inclusion
While I'm hard working on following Jesus - My Jesus Project - I've invited my...
February 03, 2015
Day Two of My Jesus Project: Are We Done Yet?
First, the good news: After four months of preparation, I have officially started my year-long...
January 06, 2015
Ryan Bell: Adventist to Atheist…Really?
Seventh Day Adventist pastor Ryan Bell spent a year intentionally living as an atheist and...
January 05, 2015
Why Christians Should Support the “Satanic” Statue in Oklahoma
Oklahoma may seem an unlikely place for what has been called a satanic sculpture to...
December 30, 2014
25 Christian Blogs You Should Be Reading (2014 Readers’ Choice)
Welcome to the annual "Blogs you should be reading" blog! If your New Year's resolution...
December 29, 2014
AJ Jacobs, Sony, Summer Camps & Semi-Nude Skyping
After a, um, hiatus of sorts Christian, Amy, and Andy are back to talk about...
December 22, 2014
My Seizure Diagnosis: Is there a Pony in this Shitpile?
I was sitting on the couch, working on an article on the morning of December...
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