Colonial Barriers in Seminary Education

I’m glad to see the conversation taking place in the Patheos forum about whether Seminary as an institution is on its way out, headed for radical reform, or if the cries of “fire” are overblown. Many of the issues that concern me have been addressed, but there’s one particular issue I see as central to [Read More...]

Soularize, Day Two

It’s a good thing that Soularize, the missional ministry gathering going on this week in San Diego, is only three days long. I don’t think I could handle more than that. And I mean that in a good way. More important than any of the talks, workshops and the like has been the opportunity to [Read More...]

Trolls, Avatars and the Convertible Effect

I remember when I first learned about the atrocities of the Holocaust in school. I could not imagine the type of person who could do such things to another person. I remember one particular story about an SS Soldier who would return home after a day of putting Jews in the ovens, kiss his children [Read More...]

Doing a new thing

Okay, so I copped a bit of scripture from Isaiah for the blog title. But it kind of fits. Although my blog is the same content-wise, it’s now hosted, as of today, on Patheos. I’ve been working with Deborah Arca, the Progressive Christian editor at Patheos, for a couple of week on the move, and [Read More...]

What are your BANNED QUESTIONS about Christians?

I’m working on the proposal for book three in the BANNED QUESTIONS series, BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHRISTIANS, and I need your help. Check out this survey I created to allow anyone to add their own question, and then vote on their favorites. This list will be very influential in helping decide which questions make it [Read More...]

Why Young Adults Avoid Church (Part 1 of 2)

My grandparents were farmers in west Texas much of their lives. They told stories of “shaking peanuts” during every daylight hour, and recalled the gatherings at the family barn with neighbors on weekends to share music and a meal. It was a hard life, but they managed because everyone leaned on one another. I’ve heard [Read More...]

THE NINES: Vote for your favorite speakers

Got this groovy widget that allows me to share this list on my blog. Pretty cool! If you’re not familiar with it, you can read more about THE NINES here. Basically it’s a completely FREE web based conference coming up in a little more than a month about leadership within and among faith communities. The [Read More...]

My radio interview: Why alternative media matters

This is a recording of an radio show I did on KCSJ 590 AM with Randy Thurston for his show, “Pueblo Now.” We discussed the need for alternative media for a community and how consumers figure out what agenda lies behind a media outlet. Click on the link below to hear the show on my [Read More...]


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