Jesus Can’t Breathe: a Spiritual Problem That Begs a Spiritual Response

My friend, Peter Heltzel, and a cohort of some 75 faith leaders in New York have called the lack of Police accountability in New York and elsewhere “a spiritual problem.” They’re right, and it’s a problem that requires a spiritual response. Those faith leaders converged on New York’s city hall for a “Die in” protest [Read More…]

How Generosity Goes Viral (A Five-for-One Deal) #Feeding5000 #MyJesusProject

“Woah,” Mattias’ eyes bulged when he walked in and saw the red mountain bike, sitting in the hallway of our house. Is that for me?” “No buddy, we’re giving this away.” “But why?” “To help feed 5,000 people.” He looked at me for a minute, trying to figure out if I was serious. “You’re going [Read More…]

Engaging a Generation for Justice

Often the Church does many things well: outreach in their neighborhoods, dynamic worship services, and children and youth programs to name a few. However, one of the gaping absences in church community often is a point of entry or transition for young adults. How do we serve them? How do we help them navigate the [Read More…]

GO: The Biggest Word in the Great Commission

Our son, Mattias, is a complicated kid. He’s sweet, creative and remarkably intelligent. But to say he is strong willed would be underselling his capacity for intransigence. When he was in preschool he, like many kids, went through a “naked phase.” He never wanted to have his clothes on at home (which was no small [Read More…]

Lobster Hands, World Vision and Raising Babies (CultureCast)

Jess the Intern and Philip the Page show off their costuming skills for Zoe’s play, Christian talks about his new job with Crowd Scribed, and Amy can’t remember her Fear of the Week… again. I guess the world just isn’t nearly as scary as it used to be? In the echo chamber, the crew discusses the [Read More…]

Four Reasons Men Need Paternity Leave

I was saddened, but not entirely surprised, by the response New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy received from the sports world for taking the first couple games of the new season off to be with his family during the birth of his child. I was particularly disappointed with Boomer Esiason, retired football quarterback, who [Read More…]

Will Corporate America Normalize Gay Marriage?

There was quite a fuss about Coca Cola airing a commercial during the Super Bowl that presented people singing “God Bless America” in various languages. And, to top it off, they even portrayed same-sex couples as families. It wasn’t exactly shocking to see Coke presenting a more pluralistic, harmonious image of the contemporary world today. [Read More…]

Five Things That Will Shock Our Grandkids About Us

I’m a big fan of the TV show Mad Men, which takes place in the midst of the Madison Avenue advertising agencies back in the ’60s and ’70s. Sure, I enjoy the drama and the “cool factor” of Don Draper and his cavalier ad team. But for me, the most fascinating part is all of the cultural [Read More…]


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