Be Annoying for God

This is part of a weekly bible study called Heretic’s Guide to the Bible. To read more, or to take part in the study, CLICK HERE, or click on the Heretic’s Guide banner above or below. Kids can be annoying. I know; I have two of them. The other day, my son saw an ad [Read More...]

The Boy With a Broken Heart is Born (Day Six)

Avery's first day as an oxygen-breathing member of the human race.

I wrote a story a while back about a family in our church back in Pueblo whose baby was due just after we left town. Early in the pregnancy, doctors diagnosed little Avery with HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. There was a good chance he’d need surgery in utero or immediately after being born, and [Read More...]

On Asperger Syndrome and Broken Hearts

Our son, Mattias, is eight years old. Everyone thinks their kid is special, and in a lot of ways, he’s just a regular kid. He loves fart jokes, enjoys riding his scooter and is obsessed with video games. But we’ve known he was different from a very early age. Mattias started reading almost as soon [Read More...]

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 written about the Tebow phenomenon before, but now, Saturday Night live has chimed in with their own skit: Some, such as the perpetually offended Pat Robertson, came out guns blazing after the skit aired, saying it was an affront both [Read More...]

The Only Thing We Have To Fear…

Several people asked me to write and update after I went to the Red Letter Christians retreat in Pennsylvania. First off, it was an incredible trip. To share time, meals and ideas with fellow authors and speakers for three days was a rare opportunity for which I’m greatly humbled and thankful. Tony Campolo, you rock! [Read More...]

Confessions of a Prayer-Averse Minister

I’m sitting in the airport as I write this, halfway between home and Philadelphia, where I’m joining dozens of other author/speakers at Tony Campolo’s Red Letter Christians retreat. Frankly, I was shocked I was even invited, particularly when I browsed the list of invitees. Bruce Reyes Chow, Tony Jones, Peter Rollins, Rachel Held Evans, Gareth [Read More...]


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