Texas Takeovers to Criminalized Christianity: When Facts No Longer Matter

I had to check my calendar to make sure I wasn’t a month off when I read the headline on NPR’s website that read: “Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover.” Surely it has to be April Fool’s Day all over again. But it’s real. As is common practice, the federal government [Read More…]

Sara Miles CultureCast

Back in the saddle, getting back to a weekly schedule, many important questions are answered. For instance: Does Amy really eat human poop powder? Does repentance mean you have to feel like shit? What words with baggage can be reclaimed? Christian announces the CultureCast’s first live event at 6pm April 28th at Marmoset in Portland, [Read More…]

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 a fond farewell to Andy Campbell on the good ol’ Homebrewed Christianity CultureCast, who is taking leave to focus on his family and his awesome new gig as a professor at George Fox. He has been a great partner and [Read More…]

WWCAD: What Would Christian Anarchists Do?

It’s a rainy, graciously lazy Saturday in Portland. A perfect time to dive into the Gospel of Mark and to cultivate my inner anarchist for the betterment of God’s Kingdom. This week, I got a list of possible tasks to take on during this month of My Jesus Project, in which I’m exploring “Jesus the [Read More…]

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 friend Adam Phillips to share his most recent Sojourners article. Adam is a new church planter for an Evangelical Covenant church in Portland. However, when they were questioned by their denomination about being welcoming of LGBTQ people, it was suggested [Read More…]

Charlie Hebdo: Comedy as an Act of Courage

I love Jon Stewart. I mean, like “maybe jump the fence” love him. His presence on The Daily Show has spoken to and with my generation through some of our most formative years. And yes, he tells fart jokes (which I also love). And yes, he editorializes, (which is nearly ubiquitous in “legitimate news” streams [Read More…]

Why Christians Should Support the “Satanic” Statue in Oklahoma

Oklahoma may seem an unlikely place for what has been called a satanic sculpture to be installed on government property. In fact, there may be no better place for it. Considered by many to be the buckle in the proverbial Bible Belt, the Statehouse in Oklahoma City has boasted a sculpture of the Ten Commandments, [Read More…]

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 is to search out relevant, interesting, and challenging blogs, you are in the right place! There’s such a thing as too much of a good thing sometimes.  And though there are so many more bloggers worth following who aren’t on this [Read More…]


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