In the Beginning (A Theopoetic)

Recently, I presented this piece at the Christianity 21 Conference in Denver, and then at South Broadway Christian Church later that same week, also in Denver. I’ve been asked by several in attendance to post what I offered, so here’s the text below. The talk was accompanied by a slide show that depicted a combination [Read More...]

Christian Anarchy, Jacques Ellul and Joel McKerrow

Up front, Christian and Jordan discuss their Christmases, and whether Hitler painted houses or paintings. The interview was actually recorded last summer, when the two sat down in Christian’s kitchen to talk with Australian spoken word artist Joel McKerrow. They discuss the land down under, Wild Goose West, and Joel does some really cool spoken [Read More...]

A Love Supreme (Spoken Word)

I’ve been exploring the practice of Theo-poetics for the past few years, and here is one of my favorite pieces I’ve come up with so far. In addition to the text, I’ve included a recording of the piece I did with a free jazz duo some time back. 02 A Love Supreme I’ve recorded an [Read More...]

Advent Blog Challenge & Free Gift

As most of you know, I have my blog hosted at Patheos, a wonderful interfaith site for thinkers, writers, readers and activists to come together and wrestle with any number of faith-related topics. Recently, Deb Arca (our Progressive Christian Portal editor) and Tony Jones (a noted blogger for the same section) invited several of us [Read More...]

A Greeting Message for Dallas Event

I’m excited abut heading to an event in Dallas at the end of the month. East Dallas Christian Church is bringing me for a pub night on September 27th at the Bryan St Tavern with special music guests, HOYOTOHO. The next night we’ll be at the church for another gathering where we’ll wrestle with all [Read More...]

An Improvised Faith (spoken word video)

Here’s a second spoken word piece I shared during my keynotes at the School for Congregational Learning in Iowa: [Read more...]

Boat Builders or Jesus Followers? (Video)

First of two keynotes I offered at the Upper Midwest DOC Region’s School for Congregational Learning in Des Moines, Iowa in August, 2011. The title of the message is “Boat Builders or Jesus Followers?” [Read more...]

When We Were Ten (Spoken Word – Video)

Kick-off of my first keynote at the School for Congregational Learning in Des Moines, Iowa in August, 2011. [Read more...]


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