Kicking off the postChristian book tour!

My postChristian tour has begun. For the next five or so months I’ll be on the road talking about my new book postChristian: What’s left? Can we fix it? Do we care? (Hatchette/Jericho). I kicked the tour off Tuesday evening at George Fox University in Newberg, OR and left Wednesday bright and early for Omaha, [Read More...]

Ray Rice, Driscoll on Ice and ISIS’ Rise

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It seems this episode is dedicated to all the bad boys out there. Not that we planned it, but between talking about the Ray Rice abuse scandal, Mark Driscoll being on the outs with Mars Hill (and every woman on the planet) and our interview with photojournalist Gregg Brekke, who just got back from Northern [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “I Heart Sex” Edition

This must have been one of those non-cannonized texts, like the Gospel According to Fellatio.

God loves sex? With whom, pray tell! Or is this a…um…solo kinda gig? Not that there’s anything wrong with that… [Read more...]

The Black Man Shot by White Cops No One is Talking About

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Most, if not all, of us know about Michael Brown and Ferguson Missouri at this point. But not many people are talking about John Crawford of Beaver Creek, Ohio, who was recently gunned down in a local Wal Mart while talking to his wife on the phone. And lest anyone try to paint what happened [Read More...]

Urban Outfitters’ Blood Stained Kent State Sweatshirt is a Final Straw

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No joke…this really was for sale, at least until enough people caught wind of it and demanded Urban Outfitters pull the item from their shelves. Freedom of expression is one thing, but… So many questions arise from this, like: Who conceives of such a product? How does it ever make it to production and sale? [Read More...]

What Christianity Can Learn from the Dalai Lama

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Historically, Christianity hasn’t been very open to the idea of being influenced by other religions. In the early days of the faith, we borrowed from Hellenism, Zoroastrianism, Gnosticism, Judaism and various “pagan” religions, repurposing their symbols to mean something new. Following the adoption of Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire, we focused [Read More...]

Mark Driscoll, Women as Penis Houses, and Crumbling Temples

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Oh, Mark Driscoll. Just when I start to muster an inkling of compassion for you, something else emerges that tests my capacity for grace. This time, the news is from years in the past, when Driscoll was posting to the church message boards under the pseudonym “William Wallace II.” The posts, from 2001, included the following [Read More...]

Be Afraid! The New Threat to Christianity is Communism

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I get a lot of weird stuff in my email inbox. I’m sure all of us do. But the one I got from my father in law today took the prize for the week, if not the summer. Mike Riddle, in his “Creation Training Initiative” e-newsletter, outlined why it is that Christians – and all [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 Signs, “Michael Brown” Edition

Ferguson shooting and unrest resonate in Atlanta-area demonstration

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