We’re Talking About the Wrong Kaepernick Issue

My biggest issue with San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick perviously has been that he kisses his own biceps after big plays and revels in moments of self-adulation. But my view of him has changed, and for the better. Kaepernick, who is effectively trying out for his position on the team again during preseason games, risked [Read More…]

LGBTQ Pride Month: What We Do When the Bible is Ignorant?

Let’s face it; the Bible is ignorant about some things that we know more about now, including things like biology and neurochemistry. So how do we deal with that as people of faith? June is officially “Pride Month,” in which we celebrate the public empowerment of, and advocacy for, our LGBTQ sisters and brothers. Though the [Read More…]

Why Tony Campolo “Came Out” for Marriage Equality

After decades of “bridge building” between the LGBTQ community and those who identify as Evangelicals in opposition to full LGBTQ inclusion, Tony Campolo spoke out in favor of both full inclusion of same-sex couples in the church, as well as for marriage equality. “It has taken countless hours of prayer, study, conversation and emotional turmoil” [Read More…]

Early Praise for “postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?”

With just over a month to go before publication, I’m getting really excited to share my next book with Jericho/Hachette, “postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?” with the world. It’s receiving some strong early praise, including from Publishers Weekly, which says the book is, “expert at deconstructing false precepts, false practices, [Read More…]

Homebrewed CultureCast with Tony Campolo

The boys are starstruck this week talking to author, pastor and sociologist Tony Campolo. Tony discusses aspects of the book he co-authored with Shane Claiborne, Red Letter Revolution, and how different generations are approaching the words and acts of Jesus. He also explains why it’s so difficult for people to see Jesus’ words simply, and [Read More…]

The Dark Side of Kony 2012: Look in the Mirror

Most folks are at least somewhat familiar with the “Kony 2012” phenomenon by now. Millions have become captivated by the story. But by and large, no one knew a thing about Joseph Kony, Invisible Children or Jason Russell a couple of weeks ago. It’s a new world. For those still catching their breath in the [Read More…]

Holding Hope on the Darkest Day

This is one of my favorite days of the year. I know, we only have, like, thirty minutes of sun a day, it’s cold, people are getting sick, some of us are snowed in…I get it. But it’s still one of my favorite days of the year. Today is the winter solstice, which is the [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…]