Can Democrats and Republicans Live Together at Church?

I talked with Charles Drew on my radio show yesterday about his book Body Broken-Can Republicans and Democrats sit in the same pew?You can subscribe to the audio podcast of the show here.Part 1 -Part 2 -   … [Read more...]

An Emergent Muslim’s take on the current uprise in the Middle-East

On my radio show yesterday I talked with Ani Zonneveld, head of Muslims for Progressive Values and regular guest on my show, about the current uprise in the middle-east and how we in the West could think about these issues.Subscribe to the audio podcast of the show here.  … [Read more...]

Emergence Christianity – Conversation

Phyllis Tickle has lent her voice to many great efforts and in the last decade she has been investing herself in issues of Emergence.She has release a new book - Emergence ChristianityShe and I discussed this book and the issues as she sees them on my radio show this week you can listen in the video below.January 11-12, 2013 the book will come to life with Phyllis at the Emergence Christianity National Event.   … [Read more...]

Prayer, is it just wishful thinking?

On my show today I talked with Tony Jones about the work he is doing on a new book, Why Pray?Our fun and flowing conversation takes on many topics and some disagreements.Catch the show live Wednesday's from 10-11:30am (except this coming week when I will be live with Phyllis Tickle on Tuesday, Sept 11 from 11:30-1pm from Memphis). … [Read more...]

An Emergent Islam? Oh, yeah

Over the last decade I have been so encouraged to see the same impulses that have made many of us desire "culturally indigenous" versions of our faith are happening in every stream of Christianity and in even in Judaism. A few years ago I met the good people from JumpStart and was thrilled to see many of the similarities amongst these Rabbis with what we are doing in Emergent - seeking expressions of our faith that are as fitting for our day as they can be and not being tied to the cultural … [Read more...]

A Role Playing Game of Reenacting Killing Bin Laden? Are you kidding me?

Today on my Radio Show I took exception to a gun range where people pay to be trained in firing high power weapons and then have a chance to kill Osama Bin Laden in a role-playing game.  … [Read more...]

Jesus and the Jewish Festivals

I talked with Gary Burge, a New Testament professor at Wheaton College, on my radio show today about his book Jesus and the Jewish Festivals.It was a fun chat (as fun as talking with a New Testament Prof can be I guess) and I found it quite interesting.I'm encouraged whenever Evangelicals are willing to look at the cultural situation of the Gospel. Be it in the 1st century or 21st.We talk about that in the interview. … [Read more...]

Work ought to be about making meaning not just money

There is a significant conversation in our country about the role of money, profit and business. There are people on may sides of the discussion.The current presidential campaign and the wealth of Mit Romney has caused people to come to the defense of making money, and a lot of money.There are those who want to say that the American dream is about making money or getting wealthy. And even more there are those who say that the prime role of business is to generate profits for owners and … [Read more...]

Chick-Fil-A Kerfuffle and The Shut-down approach of calling people Prideful

The Chick-Fil-A Kerfuffle about Gay Marriage has surfaced, what to me, is a greater worry - the tendency of religious people declare those who think differently as "prideful, arrogant and ahistorical".The argument goes, "how dare you think you can suggest a change in thinking when for all these years faithful people have thought such and such".I raise this issue in response to the owner of Chick-Fil-A on my radio show this week.The show airs live Wednesday's from 10-11:30am and … [Read more...]

Lessons from a month with Hepatitis A?

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