Are You Prepared for the A**hole Apocalypse?

Best opening sentence to a sermon I've ever heard.

Are You Ready for the A**hole Apocalypse? You’ve encountered those Christians who are so self-assured about their faith it’s like fingers on a chalkboard. You’ve met the type that is only satisfied if you think, act and believe just like they do. You know the Christians that want to start a conversation with an awkward [Read More...]

Fifty Shades of God: Does Easter Week Affirm Our Violent Desires?


(Join Christian in his year-long quest to better understand what we mean when we claim to follow Jesus at Have we made God into a monster? And as a result, have we taken the holiest of weeks in the Christian year and dressed it up as a celebration of bloody, violent sacrifice? If so, [Read More...]

What does it really mean to follow Jesus?


Four out of five Americans claim to be Christians. That’s more than a quarter billion people in the United states alone who claim, in one way or another, to follow Jesus. But what does that really mean? Is it more like a one-and-done deal, like lifetime  membership in a club? Is it the default response [Read More...]

Day Two of My Jesus Project: Are We Done Yet?

My new and Growing Jesus Shrine. Got something to add? Let me know.

First, the good news: After four months of preparation, I have officially started my year-long quest to more seriously understand what it means to follow Jesus, AKA “My Jesus Project.” And now the bad news: After today, I still have 363 days left of this. Turns out, Jesus stuff is hard. It’s not even that I’ve [Read More...]

CultureCast: Game Church, Jason Collins & Amy on Driscoll

Our guest this week is Drew Dixon, the editor-in-chief of Drew talks to us about video games, and their value within faith and culture. Later, in the Echo Chamber, the gang discusses Jason Collins, the first NBA player to come out of the closet. Then we talk about Mark Driscoll, and his latest controversy, [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Yo Momma” Edition

Creamy Jesus though. Not the crunchy Jesus. Gets stuck in your teeth.

My mom struggled through nine months carrying me, hours of painful labor and a C-section just to bring me into the world. So I got her a card. I figure we’re even. [Read more...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Testicle Festival” Edition

Yeah, well, it's not like he's using them for anything, being a virgin and all...

Good news is we’re having a potluck after church today. Bad news is some of the dishes have testicles in them. Enjoy! [Read more...]

Hell and the Love of God Debate (pt 3 of 3) VIDEO

On April 10, 2013, the Socratic Society at Oregon State University invited Todd Miles and Christian Piatt to debate on the topic; “Hell and the Love of God.” Dr. Miles took the position that hell, as a place of eternal, conscious suffering, was consistent with a God of love. Mr. Piatt took the position that [Read More...]