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February 27, 2012
If It’s Armageddon, Do I Have To Do My Homework?
My son, Mattias, was in a religious school in town for a while for preschool....
February 11, 2012
The Birth Control Web Gets Stickier
Barack Obama made a public effort this week to reach a compromise with religious employers...
February 09, 2012
Komen, Planned Parenthood and the Abortion Debate’s False Dichotomy
The news of the Susan G. Komen Foundation pulling their funding for Planned Parenthood facilities...
February 06, 2012
Shedding Blood in God’s Name
I'll admit I'm a sucker for stories about the malleability of human morality. From the...
January 25, 2012
We Need More Cannibals
Today's article is the third in a series I'm creating this week on inspired vision....
January 18, 2012
Top 5 Blog Posts: A Month in Review
There's been a great deal more traffic on this blog in the past month. For...
January 12, 2012
Is George Lucas Revealing Hollywood’s Systemic Racism?
I was a Star Wars kid. I was almost six years old when the first...
December 12, 2011
Tim Tebow: The Mile High Messiah
You don't have to be from Colorado these days to hear about the so-called "Tebow...
December 03, 2011
Kierkegaard: What is a Poet?
Recently I wrote an article about preachers and the risks of false prophecy we face...
November 30, 2011
Finding Good in College Sports Sex Scandals
First Penn State coaches are embroiled in sexual abuse scandal, and now Syracuse. I'll spare...
November 25, 2011
Preacher or False Prophet?
My first job in a church was as a music minister. I loved the senior...
November 22, 2011
Jesus’ Moment of Atheism
I’ve been working my way through Peter Rollins’ new book, Insurrection, when I came across...
November 17, 2011
We, the Pharisees
I was asked to read and reflect on a portion of Matt Woodley's new mediation...
November 16, 2011
A Talk with “BLUE LIKE JAZZ” Film Director Steve Taylor
While I was at Soularize in San Diego, Amy and I had the chance to...
November 15, 2011
When Legislating Morality Falls Short
I was doing my daily browsing of blogs, catching up on the news and opinions...
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 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 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 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 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 06, 2011
Living Into a New Story
My wife, Amy, and I just got back from a quick trip to Las Vegas...
September 29, 2011
Would You Change?
We play a lot of "secular" songs in our worship services ta Milagro. I use...
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