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...]

If You Meet God On the Road, Kill Him

I was talking to a woman at Church on Sunday who has been through more than her share of hard times. She wears her life in the lines on her face and along the scars and blemishes on her fragile hands. Through it all, she’s held on to her faith in God. But the relationship [Read More...]

Meeting Hitler in Heaven

I get asked all kinds of questions when I go to speak to groups about faith. One of the most common has to do with my understanding of Hell. So I tell them a story about a monkey. The story goes that if you put something inside a jar that a monkey wants, they’ll reach [Read More...]

Rob Bell’s “Resurrection”

how would you not be overwhelmed with despair?
is the world ultimately a cold, hard, dead place?
does death have the last word? [Read more...]

On the economy, faith, consumption and the future

Consumers have built their lifestyles upon debt, as has the government, and the economy, which once was founded upon a production-based system, now relies more on consumption and credit than on making anything.

As a result, we have presidents issuing multi-billion dollar checks and telling us to go buy plasma televisions with them, and even under a democratically-controlled Congress and White House, we end up with a stimulus package, more than forty percent of which is made up of tax cuts.

We talk systemic change and infrastructure, but short-term solutions and personal comfort and security ultimately dominate public policy.

So what now? [Read more...]


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