Five Reasons post-Christianity is Good for Us

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Anyone who has been paying attention knows that Christianity is in decline in the western world by all accounts. From progressive mainline churches to evangelical mega-churches, most institutional religious bodies are experiencing precipitous drops in attendance and giving. Meanwhile, the Christian voice in the civil and political conversations is also giving way to other perspectives, [Read More...]

God Isn’t Punishing Mark Driscoll

This week has been a rough one for Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Following one scandal after another, the Acts 29 Network – which he helped found – removed his standing and his church’s standing within the network. They also encouraged him to step down as the leader of Mars Hill. [Read More...]

postChristian: The Foreword

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Following is the foreword pulled from my book, “postChristian: What’s left? Can we fix it? Do we care?“, being published by Jericho Books/Hachette August 12, 2014.      This book will piss you off, at least a little bit. It should, anyway. The Christian religion is not what it should be, what it claims to [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, ‘Pastor Judgment Day’ Edition

#1. If churches don't know how to spell "judgment," who does? #2. Could we maybe move pastor appreciation day up a day, since, yaknow, some of you won't be here tomorrow (not saying who...)

Little known fact: The church sign phenomenon was started by a traveling letter salesman by the same of Alfonz Farkle back in the mid-17th century. Was known as the “Johnny Appleseed of church nomenclature.” Look it up! [Read more...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Church + Porn = FAIL” Edition

Total fail! Someone should tell them that the plural of "video" doesn't need an apostrophe. Doy!

Pastor, I promise I thought it was a “PAWN” store. I totally was just cashing in these old offering plates for some track money. Totally above board. [Read more...]

How Would Jesus Vote?

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I read an article on Huffington Post today about a new survey by a nonpartisan organization called YouGov of self-identified Christians. Asked how they believe Jesus would vote on various hot current topics, here’s a run-down of the results: 1. Jesus would not support gay marriage. 2. Jesus would oppose legal abortion. 3. Jesus would [Read More...]

Fence-Sitters and Boundary-Pushers: A Postmodern Reflection

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My mom always loved gardening, but rarely had time for it in our two-career household. In her retirement to West Texas, though, she’s taken to it with a passion. She posts photos of her recent yields, be they impressive or pathetic. Today, she shared a photo that speaks volumes in metaphor. Her caption which got [Read More...]

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

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Jesus talks to me, pretty much every day. No, I don’t mean he speaks to me while I’m in the throes of prayer or comes to me in my dreams. He actually talks to me through twitter. A lot. And he’s pretty weird. Yesterday he told me that the Shroud of Turin was his photograph. [Read More...]


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