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October 18, 2012
On Rachel Held Evans and Why “Vagina-gate” Matters
Some may be aware of the dust kicked up around Rachel Held Evans' new book,...
October 15, 2012
Five Misconceptions About Men
Growing up, I looked to my dad as the quintessential definition of what a man...
October 04, 2012
When Church Drives Sexuality Underground, Bad Things Happen
I got a link to an article yesterday from a friend of mine, and on...
September 29, 2012
My Spirited Debate on “Christ and the City” Radio Show
I was invited to appear on a Detroit radio show this past week called Christ...
September 24, 2012
Did Jesus Get Married and Have Children?
It's amazing what a difference six words can make in our understanding of a figure...
September 05, 2012
Bromosapien: Evolution of the Postmodern Male (Part 2)
This is kind of a three-part blog post series. I wrote about part of the...
September 04, 2012
Bromosapien: Evolution of the Postmodern Male (part 1)
Yesterday I wrote about part of the discussion that took place around our Wild Goose...
September 03, 2012
White Man: “We Built This Country.” Really?
The Wild Goose Festival was awesome as expected this weekend in Corvalis, Oregon. About a...
September 02, 2012
Church Sign Epic Location Fails (Vol. 29)
This week we're featuring a handful of victims of geographic circumstance. Some churches are established...
August 18, 2012
Punk Protesters Sentenced to Two Years in Russian Jail
An update from CNN on the previous story about the Russian punk trio standing trial...
August 16, 2012
Russian Band’s Punk Protest Prayer: Prophecy or Blasphemy?
Sometimes a story comes along to intriguing yet so provocative that even I get a...
August 09, 2012
Homosexuality and the Bible: a Flowchart
Not sure of the original source on this, but I think it's pretty great.
July 25, 2012
Bryan Fischer: Blame Darwin, Liberals, Gays for Aurora Shooting
It's common for pundits and media talking heads to use things like the tragic killing...
July 21, 2012
Farewell, Chick Fil A
I've been a fan of Chick Fil A for a long time. Their food is...
July 19, 2012
Gospel Coalition’s Views on Gender, Sex Aren’t “Complementary”
On the one hand, I'm encouraged when Christians can have more honest, open dialogue about...
July 13, 2012
Five ‘Christian Parenting’ Ideas To Let Go Of
I was invited by Paul, my editor at Huffington Post, to write a piece on...
July 09, 2012
Ten More Cliches Christians Should Avoid
To learn about Christian Piatt's new project, "A**hole Christian Survival Guide," and to pre-order your...
July 02, 2012
Why Anderson Cooper’s Sexual Orientation Matters
Cable News Network (CNN) anchor Anderson Cooper didn't exactly rattle the rafters with a collective...
June 27, 2012
When All the Church Can Say is “I’m Sorry”
Two weeks after we arrived in Portland, Amy (my wife and new senior pastor at...
June 19, 2012
WWJB (What Would Jesus Brew)? Tapping Our Franciscan Roots
There's a well-known saying, often attributed to Ben Franklin, about God and beer. I've even...
June 18, 2012
Mad Men, Catholics and a “Moral Revolution”
Amy and I have been working (translated: watching lazily) our way through the first several...
June 16, 2012
Justice Kennedy and Relationship as Social Justice
I've always been fascinated by the supreme court. I think I read Jeffrey Toobin's book,...
June 05, 2012
Rebel Nuns: When the Faithful Stop Obeying
It seems the Sisters of North America are calling the Vatican out. When criticized by...
May 30, 2012
Anti-Gay Worship, Pastor Worley and the Limits of Religious Free Speech
Words have gravity, and in certain contexts, the words we choose and employ have more...
May 30, 2012
PregMANcy: A Publishers Weekly Review (Shameless Plug)
I realized that I never actually posted the review from Publishers Weekly of PregMANcy. For...
May 29, 2012
Did Pastor Charles Worley Break the Law?
Most people with some sense of universal human dignity have found the screed Pastor Charles...
May 20, 2012
PregMANcy, the Interview (Patheos Book Club Q & A)
I spent a few minutes in the hot seat with Patheos editor Deb Arca who...
April 28, 2012
Further Thoughts on Mars Hill and the “Angry Queers”
There's been some interesting discussion following my recent post about the vandalism of a Mars...
April 20, 2012
What To Do About “Radical Feminist Nuns”
It's not exactly headline-worthy news that many Catholics actually hold personal beliefs that don't line...
April 19, 2012
“Open Homosexuality,” Prostitution and Tony Perkins’ Moral Slippery Slope
Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, appeared on Janet Mefferd's Christian radio show...
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