The Real Reason Christianity is Still in Decline

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The most recent Pew forum study, which show that numbers of people identifying with any brand of Christianity is still in decline, should surprise no one. But as is the case any time such a study comes out, Christians are looking for reasons why. By now we know a lot of the basic reasons: people are [Read More...]

Mark Driscoll, Women as Penis Houses, and Crumbling Temples

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Oh, Mark Driscoll. Just when I start to muster an inkling of compassion for you, something else emerges that tests my capacity for grace. This time, the news is from years in the past, when Driscoll was posting to the church message boards under the pseudonym “William Wallace II.” The posts, from 2001, included the following [Read More...]

Five Reasons Progressive Christians Secretly Love Mark Driscoll

Anyone who reads my stuff with some regularity probably already knows that Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll isn’t exactly on my speed dial list, and I’m probably not in his. From his misogynistic quips to his hellfire hyper-Calvinist rants, he and I see almost all social and theological issues as differently as two people could [Read More...]

Acts 29, Driscoll and New Faces on the Same Old Faith

I was interviewed recently by Barry Thompson, a writer for an alt-weekly in Boston called Dig. He was doing a sort of investigative profile on these churches in the Boston area that are very independent and “hipster” in feel (beer and coffee, pop culture references galore, current music, dressed down, groovy beards), but are actually [Read More...]

Following Up on the Mefferd/Driscoll Interview and My Blog Post

Never, in my wildest imagination, did I think that the thing I’d get the most criticism for in recent memory was for writing something in defense of Mark Driscoll. I guess this goes to show that, with God, all things really are possible! That said, there are so many strong emotions that revolve around Pastor [Read More...]

Mark Driscoll’s Plagiarism Witch Hunt

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Read a follow-up to this piece HERE. Yes, I know it is Thanksgiving. So maybe I am feeling a little bit more generous than usual. But even I am not beyond offering some grace and compassion toward Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll,  especially when I think he is being treated unfairly. My wife, Amy, likened [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “God Hates Heavy Metal” Edition

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I was told to dress up as the scariest character I could imagine, so I’m thinking of going with Mark Driscoll…     [Read more...]

Tony Kriz, Killer Bees and Women in Prison (CultureCast)

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This week, Christian sits down with Tony Kriz (AKA, Tony the Beat Poet from Blue Like Jazz) to talk about his new book, Neighbors and Wise Men. They also break down a brief history of the Acts 29 network, and Tony Explains how and when Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill and Imago Dei went in very [Read More...]


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