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 the mark of sin passed down since the fall from Grace for which Adam and Eve were responsible), but believe it or not, it was a non-religious show on NPR that got me thinking about it again. I was listening [Read More…]

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 and 17th, along with Reba Riley and Christian Piatt. For more, visit www.WheresGod.org. Most people have heard of Wm. Paul Young’s first novel, THE SHACK. Some may even know that it went on to sell more than 20 million copies, [Read More…]

Cloud Chaser: My New CD

I’m really excited to share with all of you that I have a new five-song EP available called CLOUD CHASER. You can listen to it on the player below, download the entire EP for $4, or each track for $1 apiece. Coming in mid-May, I’ll also be shipping signed CDs to fulfill orders. This signed [Read More…]

Worship How-Tos Franklin Graham Blues and New Tattoos (CultureCast)

I tell ya, one week without our cohost Slim Moon around and it all turns to chaos. Well, not really, but we missed him this week. Sitting in for him is our buddy, Rev. Adam Phillips, pastor of the much-publicized Christ Church Portland, who got kicked out of the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination for being too inclusive. You [Read More…]

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 healing when God seems so far away? I’m honored and excited to be a part of an upcoming touring production with Wm. Paul Young (author of THE SHACK) and  Reba Riley (author of POST TRAUMATIC CHURCH SYNDROME) in which we take on [Read More…]

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 focus of which is “Jesus the Ascetic” during My Jesus Project, my year-long effort to more deeply understand what we really mean when we talk about following Jesus. I’ve consulted with a dietician, talked with my mentor, Reba Riley (author [Read More…]

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 alcohol, give away half of my stuff or sit in the lotus position until my legs fell asleep. In March I’m working with mentor Reba Riley, author of “Post Traumatic Church Syndrome,” as she guides me through my month of learning some [Read More…]

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 Mark have an awful lot in common. I should explain, first, that I’m in the first month of My Jesus Project, a year-long effort to more deeply live into the life, teaching and example of Jesus through prayer, study and [Read More…]


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