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March 18, 2014
Jesus is a None: 5 Things Christians Need to Know About the “Nones”
The first time I heard the phrase “Nones” was from my friend Jim Wallis, who wrote...
March 05, 2014
What if I’m Not Sure What I Believe?
I get asked questions sometimes that I feel are useful for a larger audience to...
March 05, 2014
Education’s Broken, Walmart on Welfare, but…Everything is Awesome!
This week on the Homebrewed CultureCast Amy looks to Entertainment Weekly’s “Bulls Eye” for culture and then...
February 20, 2014
Where Does Faith Fit in Uncertain Times?
This is another piece in the series I write for First Christian Church, Portland. I...
February 19, 2014
The Trouble with Being Salt and Light
There was a time when calling someone “salt of the earth” was a compliment. It...
February 14, 2014
V-Day Bourbon Corner (CultureCast Mini-sode)
What goes better with Valentine’s Day than a nice glass of bourbon? Forget the chocolates...
February 12, 2014
Acts 29, Driscoll and New Faces on the Same Old Faith
I was interviewed recently by Barry Thompson, a writer for an alt-weekly in Boston called...
February 12, 2014
When do you know something is a calling from God?
(Following is from a column called "Christian's Queries" that I'm doing for our church newsletter...
February 11, 2014
Homebrew, Ham (as in Ken) and Haim
After weeks of planning, we finally sat down with brewmaster-slash-theologian Andy Campbell to homebrew a batch of...
February 10, 2014
Will Corporate America Normalize Gay Marriage?
There was quite a fuss about Coca Cola airing a commercial during the Super Bowl...
February 04, 2014
God is Disappointed in You! (CultureCast)
This week, we welcome Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler, author and illustrator, respectively, of the...
January 30, 2014
Christianity 21: Cultivating a More Generous Christian Conversation
Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones have been at this whole church leadership thing for a...
January 29, 2014
Why the Grammys’ “Macklemore Weddings” Were a Good Thing
Lots of folks have been chattering about the mass wedding that took place in the...
January 28, 2014
Art > Religion? Plus Biometrics, Bowls and Bieber
We’re packing in the content this week. Our first guest is a musical duo,Bettman and...
January 21, 2014
In the Beginning (A Theopoetic)
Recently, I presented this piece at the Christianity 21 Conference in Denver, and then at...
January 21, 2014
We’re BAAAAAaaaack (CultureCast)
It’s been a while, but the CultureCast crew is back in action. Jordan, Christian, Amy...
December 30, 2013
Seven Awesome Gifts from HomeBrewed Christianity for Kickstarter Backers
Thanks to my friend and media co-conspirator, Tripp Fuller, for putting together the following blog...
December 28, 2013
Homebrewed CultureCast: Movies, the Week in Whiteness & Doug Pagitt
The CultureCast crew is on hiatus for a while so the HomeBrewed crew decided to...
December 26, 2013
Josh Garrels (and me) on NPR’s Morning Edition
I sat down with NPR's religion correspondent, John Burnett, to chat about Christian music. This...
December 25, 2013
Blood Doctrine Gets Childish (Video)
My kids put me through the wringer for asking people to support my novel, BLOOD...
December 16, 2013
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...
December 06, 2013
How Financial Guru Dave Ramsey Missed the Mark
I love Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace coursework. It put our family on stable financial footing...
November 24, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “Rapture Hatch” Edition
I lived my whole live trying to follow Jesus, but when the rapture came, I...
November 22, 2013
Banned Questions About Christians: The Contributors
I am excited about, and very proud of, the coming release of the third book...
November 19, 2013
Banned Questions About Christians: The Questions
I'm excited to announce that my next book in the Banned Questions book series, "Banned Questions About...
November 14, 2013
Richard Cizik, Christian Hegemony and Yogurt’s Feelings
We’re stoked to finally have Richard Cizik, co-founder of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common...
November 04, 2013
Beer and Hymns on NPR’s Weekend Edition
The story on NPR finally aired yesterday about our Beer and Hymns events. Here's a...
November 03, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “Jesus, Not Boobs” Edition
The best thing about putting a church billboard just below an ad for a strip...
November 02, 2013
Bring on the Running, Bring on the Waiting
This was written by a friend of mine, Sunny Buchanan Ridings. I am sharing for...
November 01, 2013
Banned Questions VIDEO Series
I've been working with videographer Gregg Brekke on a series of videos related to the...
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