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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 10, 2011
PODCAST: All Things Christian and Taboo
A while back I did an interview with Cliff Zier and Roger Noriega from NDB...
November 09, 2011
When You Say “Sin,” What Do You Mean?
I wrote a piece recently that appeared on the Red Letter Christians site, and the...
November 08, 2011
What Are Your “Banned Questions” About Christians?
I've really enjoyed working the last couple of years on a new book series called...
November 07, 2011
Protestant Thoughts on the New Catholic Mass
Not being a Catholic, all of the headlines about the upcoming changes to the Church's...
November 05, 2011
Was Jesus a Bigot?
One of the biggest barriers to helpful, healthy conversation about the Christian faith seems to...
November 03, 2011
The Eerie Efficiency of Disney
This picture, capping day three of theme park bliss, pretty much says it all. Almost,...
November 02, 2011
Original Sin With Sprinkles On Top
We took our kids to Disney World for a week of manufactured happiness. Yes, they've...
October 28, 2011
Colonial Barriers in Seminary Education
I'm glad to see the conversation taking place in the Patheos forum about whether Seminary...
October 27, 2011
An Ironic Problem for “Occupy Wall Street”
I'll start by saying I agree with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, at least in...
October 25, 2011
We Can’t Un-Open the Postmodern Box
Adam, a friend on Facebook, sent a couple of questions to me via chat yesterday...
October 24, 2011
Did Jesus Really Die for Our Sins?
One of the most pivotal concepts in contemporary Christianity has to do with whether Jesus...
October 21, 2011
Parting Thoughts from Soularize
I came a little bit late to the game. This was my first Soularize event,...
October 20, 2011
Soularize, Day Two
It's a good thing that Soularize, the missional ministry gathering going on this week in...
October 19, 2011
Day One at Soularize 2011
I'm still operating from the haze of fatigue from a breakneck day in San Diego...
October 17, 2011
Jesus Needs a Background Check
As I pulled in to church this morning I saw the sign in this photo...
October 13, 2011
The Power of Poo
The first step in my journey to recovery is to admit I am powerless over...
October 12, 2011
Wrestling With Ethical Food Choices
I’ve always been a fan of the philosophy that if God had meant for humans...
October 11, 2011
Anwar Al-Awlaki: Eye For an Eye, Or a Third Way?
(Originally published in the Huffington Post) I've been reflecting on the recent killing of Anwar...
October 10, 2011
From Prosperity Gospel to Disparity Gospel?
I'm not going to spend too much time or energy expressing my disdain for Prosperity...
October 08, 2011
Sex is Dirty; Save It for Marriage
Three generations of women in my family left the house this morning for a women's...
October 07, 2011
Fatherhood in my forties: WTF?
I'm officially over and done with my thirties. I'm also "surgically sure" I'm done having...
October 06, 2011
Living Into a New Story
My wife, Amy, and I just got back from a quick trip to Las Vegas...
October 05, 2011
If your friend jumped off a building…
As I wrote about earlier, I'm working through a few issues around turning forty. So...
October 02, 2011
Considering the options, I’ll take suffering
I write this knowing well that someone older than I am likely will post some...
September 29, 2011
Would You Change?
We play a lot of "secular" songs in our worship services ta Milagro. I use...
September 28, 2011
Trolls, Avatars and the Convertible Effect
I remember when I first learned about the atrocities of the Holocaust in school. I...
September 24, 2011
Rob Bell Leaves Mars Hill: Bad Idea?
When Rob Bell, a bestselling author and pastor of one of the most prominent churches...
September 23, 2011
To medicate or not to medicate?
My seven-year-old son, Mattias is amazing. I know, everyone thinks their kid is special, but...
September 22, 2011
Grace in the Face of Violence
Two recent stories struck an emotional chord with me that I'm still trying to sort...
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