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April 11, 2015
THE SHACK’s Wm. Paul Young: Where’s God When…
Where's God in the midst of loss and suffering? How do we find hope and...
August 01, 2012
God Loves Losers: Reflections on the Olympics
I'm an Olympics junkie. Not only that, but I'm also most ardently pro-American when watching...
July 15, 2012
Church Sign Epic Fails: “Festival of Tolerance” Edition
For some reason, I've happened on a particularly large number of church signs that point...
March 04, 2012
Man Finds Jesus in His Tortilla
Here I am, urging people to deconstruct their preconceptions about God, and this guy finds...
March 03, 2012
Is God Dead?
There was a movement back in the 1960s that many of us have only read...
February 28, 2012
The Heart of All Anxiety: Fear of Loss
I got emails from my mom and uncle about Nana, my last living grandparent. The...
February 08, 2012
Examining John Piper’s “Masculine Christianity”
I really want to give people like John Piper the benefit of the doubt. Given...
January 31, 2012
On Asperger Syndrome and Broken Hearts
Our son, Mattias, is eight years old. Everyone thinks their kid is special, and in...
January 14, 2012
From Sex to Satan, Some Churches Will Try Anything
I wrote a piece earlier this week about Pastor Ed Young and his wife doing...
January 11, 2012
Sex Experiments for Jesus?
Having grown up in the Dallas.Fort Worth area, I'm quite familiar with the Grapevine, Texas...
January 10, 2012
None is Saved While One Still Suffers
For some, the central message of Christianity is about personal salvation. What it is exactly...
January 06, 2012
Witnessing God in a Bloody Face
When your three-year-old daughter walks into your room at 2:30 in the morning covered in...
December 23, 2011
Did Saturday Night Live’s Tim Tebow Skit Go Too Far?
Living in Colorado, I get more than a healthy dose of Tim Tebow Mania. I've...
December 17, 2011
A Love Supreme (Spoken Word)
I've been exploring the practice of Theo-poetics for the past few years, and here is...
December 16, 2011
Christians, Take Up Your Mats and Walk
There’s an old joke that speaks directly to one of the biggest issues holding back...
December 15, 2011
Matisyahu’s Naked Face: Religious Exodus?
When I shaved my head and posted photos on my Facebook page, I got about...
December 07, 2011
Confessions of a Prayer-Averse Minister
I'm sitting in the airport as I write this, halfway between home and Philadelphia, where...
December 06, 2011
Advent Blog Challenge & Free Gift
As most of you know, I have my blog hosted at Patheos, a wonderful interfaith...
December 02, 2011
Soundgarden, John Mayer, Bowling Alleys and Advent
My eight-year-old son, Mattias, just recently had his eighth birthday, complete with a magician, bunnies,...
November 25, 2011
Preacher or False Prophet?
My first job in a church was as a music minister. I loved the senior...
November 22, 2011
Jesus’ Moment of Atheism
I’ve been working my way through Peter Rollins’ new book, Insurrection, when I came across...
November 17, 2011
We, the Pharisees
I was asked to read and reflect on a portion of Matt Woodley's new mediation...
November 16, 2011
A Talk with “BLUE LIKE JAZZ” Film Director Steve Taylor
While I was at Soularize in San Diego, Amy and I had the chance to...
November 14, 2011
Be A Man: Ethical Responses to Violence
I wonder, both as a parent and a follower of the way of Jesus, how...
November 03, 2011
The Eerie Efficiency of Disney
This picture, capping day three of theme park bliss, pretty much says it all. Almost,...
October 20, 2011
Soularize, Day Two
It's a good thing that Soularize, the missional ministry gathering going on this week in...
September 30, 2011
If You Meet God On the Road, Kill Him
I was talking to a woman at Church on Sunday who has been through more...
August 09, 2011
Meeting Hitler in Heaven
I get asked all kinds of questions when I go to speak to groups about...
April 04, 2010
Rob Bell’s “Resurrection”
how would you not be overwhelmed with despair? is the world ultimately a cold, hard,...
February 18, 2009
On the economy, faith, consumption and the future
Consumers have built their lifestyles upon debt, as has the government, and the economy, which...
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