‘The Fifth Estate:’ Is Wikileaks Good for America?

Am I the only one who finds it deliciously ironic that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange objects stridently to how he is portrayed in the new movie, The Fifth Estate? The film, which hits theaters in wide release today, turns its attention to the organization best known for publicly sharing otherwise confidential information of various governments, including our own. [Read More...]

Beer and Hymns: The Video

beer and hymns

Many thanks to Gregg Brekke at Sixview Studios for his fantastic work on this video. For those who have asked what Beer and Hymns is, or how we do it at our church, this should help address some of your questions. Check it out! We first enjoyed Beer and Hymns at Wild Goose Festival in [Read More...]

The Gospel of “Breaking Bad”

This is part of the weekly Bible study, called A Heretic’s Guide to the Bible. To find out more, or to become a part of the conversation, CLICK HERE, or on the banners above or below. It may seem strange to be referencing the show “Breaking Bad” in a Bible study. After all, how can [Read More...]

Science vs. Religion: A Race to Destruction?

First things first: with all due respect to interim host John Oliver, I for one am thrilled to have Jon Stewart back on The Daily Show.  I know it is sad to say, but I actually missed him while he was on summer hiatus.  Welcome back, little buddy! Last night, Stewart interviewed Richard Dawkins, author [Read More...]

The Pastor vs the Killer Bees

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My wife Rev. Amy, decided she was going to become an bee assassin. Her outfit was, um…unique and pretty stinkin’ elaborate. Did she win, or did the bees prevail? You decide… [Read more...]

Mackelemore: Same Love

For the two and a half people in the world who have yet to see this amazing video by Macklemore, watch it NOW. It’s a great example of normalizing different expressions of love, and is also an illustration I use to point to an inspired “third way” to engage injustice, with the hope of Thy [Read More...]

Jay Bakker and Christian Piatt: The Interview

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Dig the video version of our chat. We talk about Exodus International, LGBTQ equality, radical theology, pop culture…pretty much all the good stuff there is to talk about. [Read more...]

My Wild Goose Dance-Off with Tripp Fuller

Wild Goose Dance-off

Just in case anyone is still under the mistaken impression that Wild Goose is the same old conference, with people sitting in a hall, listening to boring speeches, dig this. Tripp Fuller (Svengali behind Homebrewed Christianity) and I bring the heat while Trey Pearson of the band, Everyday Sunday, spins the virtual vinyl. And yes, [Read More...]


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