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August 01, 2015
Wm Paul Young: EVE’s Revolution and THE SHACK, the Movie
Come see Wm. Paul Young LIVE as part of the upcoming Homebrewed CultureCast show at...
July 08, 2015
How I Went From Texas Baptist to LGBTQ Advocate
"I believe Jesus would. I don't have any verse in scripture. ... I believe Jesus...
July 02, 2015
God is Transgender
I had a text discussion this morning with two of my theological colleagues, and one...
June 23, 2015
Tony Jones, Republican Drones and Santorum vs. Rome (Homebrewed CultureCast)
Could it be? Are the CultureCasters back on the horse after a two-part live extravaganza,...
June 12, 2015
Why Do 3-Year-Olds Die? Pat Robertson: “He Could Grow Up To Be Hitler”
700 Club leader and purveyor of no shortage of off-balance comments on his TV offered...
June 10, 2015
LGBTQ Pride Month: What We Do When the Bible is Ignorant?
Let's face it; the Bible is ignorant about some things that we know more about now,...
June 09, 2015
Why Tony Campolo “Came Out” for Marriage Equality
After decades of "bridge building" between the LGBTQ community and those who identify as Evangelicals...
June 04, 2015
Following Jesus Isn’t About Belief. It’s About Walking.
For decades, if not centuries, people have been sold a false bill of goods when...
May 08, 2015
Do Buddhism and Quantum Theory Support the Idea of Original Sin?
Generally, I've rejected the doctrine of Original Sin (the idea that we're all burdened with...
May 05, 2015
THE SHACK: How a Christmas Gift Turned Into a 20-Million-Book Bestseller
See Wm. Paul Young, author of "The Shack" live in Seattle and Portland May 16th...
May 01, 2015
CultureCast LIVE (pt. 1 of 2): Chalke, Pagitt, Horse Feathers, Heatherlyn…and Beer
Are you sitting down? Good, cause this show is pretty sure to rock your shorts...
April 28, 2015
Is a Theology of Atonement a Ponzi Scheme that Enslaves Us to God?
There were several reasons I parted ways with my early conservative evangelical roots (among them...
April 18, 2015
Three of the Most Dangerous Christian Words: “Do You Believe…”
If you were ever baptized, think of the three words the pastor or priest likely...
April 15, 2015
Five Things Christianity Can Learn From Buddhism
Could Christianity's future lie in Buddhism's past? This is a possibility that's been haunting me...
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 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...
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 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 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 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...
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...
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