No Left Turns: How We Normalize Dysfunction

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“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” — Arthur Schopenhauer I’m visiting Las Vegas this weekend, one of several stops on my postChristian book tour. I’m staying with my aunt and uncle, who are also in ministry, and who I [Read More...]

Is the Internet Killing Christianity?

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No one reasonably disputes that attendance in Christian churches is in sharp decline. The real lingering question is “why?” which is one of the most important questions I take on in my new book, “postChristian: What’s left? Can we fix it? Do we care?” Though it’s not solely responsible, the internet – along with the [Read More...]

It’s Time! List the Christian Blogs You’re Reading in 2014

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It’s become an annual tradition that I put out a survey of which Christian blogs everyone is reading. We compile a list and I feature the top 25 most popular in a future post. A few ground rules: Please don’t add your own blog. If it’s not generating enough buzz to make the list without [Read More...]

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...]


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