What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us? (AKA: Was Constantine an Ass-hat?”

Last week I spent a few days in Rome with, among others, Tony Jones. As someone who hasn’t ever been to Rome, it was particularly helpful for me to have a Christian historian along. It’s easy enough, having seen one amazing display of ruins after another, or cathedral after awesome cathedral, to lose some perspective. [Read More...]

Christianity 21: Cultivating a More Generous Christian Conversation

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Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones have been at this whole church leadership thing for a while now. As two of the voices at the forefront of the emerging Christianity movement, they are visionaries, strategists, and hands-on practitioners who, as much or more than anyone, have wrestled with the complex and persistent question of what tomorrow’s [Read More...]

Why the Christian Blog Survey is Freaking Me Out

Last year, I posted an article listing 25 Christian Blogs people should be reading. It actually was a repost from Matthew Paul Turner, which I put on my blog without edits for two reasons: 1. I’m lazy and the list was good, and; 2. I’m a narcissist and I was on his list Since then, [Read More...]

Jay Bakker and Christian Piatt: The Interview

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Dig the video version of our chat. We talk about Exodus International, LGBTQ equality, radical theology, pop culture…pretty much all the good stuff there is to talk about. [Read more...]

Tony Jones, Subverting Norms and Stupid Preschool Moments (Homebrewed CultureCast)

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To start things off, Amy has a lovely story in which she was humiliated by other preschool parents. It’s worth a listen simply for that. But there’s so much more! We welcome Tony Jones, one of the founders of the Emergent Christianity movement, to the show. He and Christian recently attended the Subverting the Norm [Read More...]

Confessions of a Prayer-Averse Minister

I’m sitting in the airport as I write this, halfway between home and Philadelphia, where I’m joining dozens of other author/speakers at Tony Campolo’s Red Letter Christians retreat. Frankly, I was shocked I was even invited, particularly when I browsed the list of invitees. Bruce Reyes Chow, Tony Jones, Peter Rollins, Rachel Held Evans, Gareth [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...]


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