How Others View Christianity (#postChristian book tour trailer)

Here’s a video Gregg Brekke (SixView Studios) and I put together for the postChristian book tour (Jericho Books/Hachette Book Group). The clips of me speaking are from my time with Eric Elnes and the the Darkwood Brew crew at Countryside UCC in Omaha, NE. The others…well, suffice it to say that these tend to represent [Read More…]

Reconcile: An Interview with John Paul Lederach

I’ve had the chance to speak with author and international peace activist John Paul Lederach about his book, “Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians.” The book, updated from an earlier edition with a new introduction from Bill and Lynne Hybels and contemporary stories, is a powerful guide on how to seek and realize peace among [Read More…]

Church Sues State for Marriage Equality

Never before has a major Christian denomination sued state government in the United States over their marriage laws. At least until today, that is. This morning, representatives of the national body of the United Church of Christ filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina for violation of their right to religious freedom under [Read More…]

Blood Doctrine: Prologue

A video reading of the prologue from BLOOD DOCTRINE, my debut novel, coming out May 1, 2014. In it, I ask the question: “What if we used modern science to bring Jesus back to life?” [Read more…]

How Do I Get My Book Published?

There’s self-publishing, and there are the big, traditional publishing houses. But what about a third way for the rest of us? And there are other questions: Do I need an agent? How do I distinguish my title from the millions of others out there? What exactly are the steps in the publishing process? How long [Read More…]

Will Corporate America Normalize Gay Marriage?

There was quite a fuss about Coca Cola airing a commercial during the Super Bowl that presented people singing “God Bless America” in various languages. And, to top it off, they even portrayed same-sex couples as families. It wasn’t exactly shocking to see Coke presenting a more pluralistic, harmonious image of the contemporary world today. [Read More…]

Why the Grammys’ “Macklemore Weddings” Were a Good Thing

Lots of folks have been chattering about the mass wedding that took place in the middle of Macklemore’s “Same Love” performance at the Grammys this past week. The lighting-quick ceremony included dozens of couples, both same-sex and opposite sex, presided over by none other than music and film star Queen Latifah. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ [Read More…]

Blood Doctrine Gets Childish (Video)

My kids put me through the wringer for asking people to support my novel, BLOOD DOCTRINE, on Kickstarter. [Read more…]