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...]

Day One at Soularize 2011

I’m still operating from the haze of fatigue from a breakneck day in San Diego with some of the most exciting thinkers and activists in Christianity today. That, and I cannot, for the life of me, find the coffee in the guest house where Amy and I are staying. All of this, combined wit the [Read More...]

Would You Change?

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We play a lot of “secular” songs in our worship services ta Milagro. I use this term without entirely knowing what it means, namely because I’ve never met the mysterious panel of judges who apparently determines which songs are secular and which are sacred, likely in the dark basement of some old church in central [Read More...]

Rob Bell Leaves Mars Hill: Bad Idea?

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When Rob Bell, a bestselling author and pastor of one of the most prominent churches in the country, decides to leave the pulpit, it’s big news. Bell’s most recent book, “Love Wins,” has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and the suggestion in its pages that God’s salvation is universal hasn’t gone over well with [Read More...]

Is Postmodern Christianity Dead?

Some people find great pleasure in being the first to claim the death of the latest thing to capture our collective imagination. You can see it everywhere in the worlds of fashion, art and technology, but this jadedness has crept into religion too. I have heard a handful of people claim that postmodern theology is [Read More...]

Distance makes the heart grow harder

I was turning into the parking lot of the pharmacy this morning when I had one of those moments than change the course of your whole day for the worse. The parking lot entrance was two lanes wide, and I was in the left lane. Another car was ahead of me in the right lane [Read More...]

Why young adults avoid church (part 2 of 2)

I was asked in a workshop I led recently on young adult spirituality about what kind of program this woman’s church should start up to meet these needs of the coveted young adult group. My answer was not to start any more programs. The problem isn’t a lack of programs; it’s a lack of trust [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...]


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