Church Sign Epic Fails, Part Eleven

It’s Sunday, which means it’s time once again to amuse readers and rescue desperate preachers with some less-than-perfect church signage. Church Sign Epic Fails, Part Ten Cherch Sine Epuc Failz: Badd Spellurs Edishun Church Sign Epic Fails, Part Eight Church Sign Epic Fails: Easter Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, Part Six Church sign epic fails, [Read More…]

Life on the Farm: A Photo Essay (Day Four)

Amy’s mom, Suzie, and stepfather, Russ, live on a 12-acre apple orchard nestled against the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico. Instead of describing it, I decided to show it.Click on each photo for a larger version. Enjoy. [Read more…]

Clowns, Bad Haircuts and Dreams of Disaster (Day Three)

“I had a weird dream last night,” Amy said, “that our house in Pueblo was burning down. I called the fire department and instead of firefighters, they sent a whole bunch of clowns on unicycles. “I told them they needed to put out the fire, but they just kept riding around in circles on their [Read More…]

Hearts in the Trash (Day Two)

It turns out that packing all the belongings you need for at least three months into the back of a Prius is a challenge. Of course, being a guy it’s the kind of challenge that makes life worth living. Anyone who has ever been a Tetris junkie can appreciate the exhilaration of fitting forty-seven differently [Read More…]

Lost and Found Life (Day One)

I’m pretty sure if Dante’s Inferno portrays a for-real place, one of the circles has people packing and unpacking for all eternity. There have been lots of roller-coaster moments in the last few days. Sunday, we said goodbye to the church we started in our living room eight years ago. The first week, we thought [Read More…]

Global Belief Survey Compares Faith of Nations

The University of Chicago recently performed an exhaustive survey of the beliefs of people in thirty different countries around the world. There were a few surprises in it, and I also struggled a bit with the entire structure of the survey. As for surprises, many might not expect to find the United States at #5 [Read More…]

Church Sign Epic Fails, Part Ten

It seems like only a few weeks ago that we started this journey in search of ridiculous church signs. Actually it was only a few weeks ago, but here we are, back for two full hands worth of epic fail posts. Here are some of the older posts in case you’ve missed them: Cherch Sine [Read More…]

Further Thoughts on Mars Hill and the “Angry Queers”

There’s been some interesting discussion following my recent post about the vandalism of a Mars Hill satellite church by a group calling themselves the Angry Queers. Most of it has been on the Sojourners site, where the article was reposted. It’s a complicated enough issue that I thought I might continue my thoughts, particularly in [Read More…]

Drive-Thru Prayers to Drive-In Church: Is Religion Lost?

Author and theologian Diana Butler Bass shared a video recently about where she saw for the future of the church. She shared an interesting story about a priest who went out onto a busy street corner on Ask Wednesday in full vestments to offer ashes and a quick prayer to passersby. Several people stopped with [Read More…]

“Angry Queers” Take on Driscoll, Mars Hill the Wrong Way

I had a stew of emotions when I read about an activist group in Portland calling itself the “Angry Queers” vandalizing a satellite church of Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill network. Neighbors in the area reported seeing a handful of young people in black masks smashing stained glass windows and damaging other property on the church [Read More…]