THE SHACK’s Wm. Paul Young: Where’s God When…


Where’s God in the midst of loss and suffering? How do we find hope and healing when God seems so far away? I’m honored and excited to be a part of an upcoming touring production with Wm. Paul Young (author of THE SHACK) and  Reba Riley (author of POST TRAUMATIC CHURCH SYNDROME) in which we take on [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...]

Five Ways I Suck at Following Jesus #MyJesusProject


As you may know by now, I’m starting a new project (ramping up now, starting in earnest in February) in which I try for a year to really, seriously understand what it means to follow Jesus in western, post-industrial 21st century society. What does that look like? Do any of us actually do it? And [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...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Ready to Die” Edition

Who, us? A Cult? Pssssh! Yeah, we kinda are.

My pastor asked me when I got to church today, “You’ve gotta ask yourself; do you feel lucky? Well, do you, punk?!?” Little did I know it was pledge Sunday. DAMMIT! [Read more...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Old Testament Sex” Edition (1 of 2)

There's this one position called the "Heber," where your partner drives a tent stake through your head at the end. Not pretty.

I’m so full-up on church signs that I’m offering a double dose for Easter. Enjoy this, the first of two installments. [Read more...]