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September 21, 2014
TEDx: Are God & Reality Converging?
I was recently engaged in a spirited conversation about "Convergence Christianity" with my friend and...
September 18, 2014
Pursuing the Peculiar
There is of course the notion that we all want to find points of connection—we...
June 07, 2014
Do You Have a Gaudy God?
Raining brimstone, epic deluges, trumpets from heaven...is your God showing off? We have all heard...
May 19, 2014
Atheists and Christians Working Together: Me and Ryan Bell’s Online Course
For many here on Emergent Village and Patheos Progressive Christian, working with Christians is second-nature....
January 15, 2014
POSTSCRIPT: The Bible is NOT the Word of God (Part 2)
A brief note on the form of things: Last April I wrote a post titled...
June 19, 2013
Jesus vs. Paul
The problem is not that Paul is such a bad person, but that he was...
May 31, 2013
Either “Is Homosexuality A Sin?” OR “Is Homophobia A Sin?”
The modern Church’s overall inability to properly engage the culture in which it exists is...
May 24, 2013
Let Us Conspire
What follows is in no way an affirmation of doing anything violent or illegal. In...
May 22, 2013
the view from her ~ Reflecting Pentecost …
Please give a warm welcome to first time blogger and smart lady Pamela Chaddock. They...
May 13, 2013
It’s Time to Let Go…
I have been developing a metaphor to bring insight into how spiritual development happens. That...
May 08, 2013
Transformation and Shadow Spotting
“Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do...
May 01, 2013
A Contradiction of Truths
I am learning in my life to let go of the apparent contradictions; this I...
April 19, 2013
We Are Back! – Shauna Niequist, Michael Toy, and More!
After a few weeks away and few more miles on Doug's running shoes we are...
April 17, 2013
Does Your God Need to Be Fired?
What if the God that you have given your life to, trusted in, and believed...
April 10, 2013
When You Know Better, You Do Better?
There is no question that ignorance can harm us; but I’m not sure knowing better...
April 09, 2013
The Bible is NOT the WORD OF GOD: a polemic against Christendom
The bible is not the WORD OF GOD. And if we believe it as such,...
April 03, 2013
Do You Mean, “Yes”?
There is a passage in Scripture that says not to swear by anything on the...
April 02, 2013
What’s Wrong With the “New Reformed” Movement? Part 2
Soon after I left the New Reformed movement, I took an American Literature class. I...
March 14, 2013
Rediscovering Process Thought: An Unbeliever at the Hub of Process Theology
Before I ever applied for a Ph.D. program at Claremont School of Theology, I was...
March 13, 2013
God is active in every story, and as such, He is often the invisible Character....
March 04, 2013
Is “Prodigal Christianity” Sustainable?
A couple of weeks ago, Tony Jones posted an introductory video to a new book...
February 28, 2013
Learning How to Walk Again
Learning to walk again… I have found this word picture to be a very helpful...
February 19, 2013
#SKEPTIMERGENT: truth or love?
I have a theory: those so-called "liberal" or "progressive" people who are trying to understand...
February 14, 2013
Invited to Question
I love the Bible. For some of you reading this that might seem strange; for...
February 14, 2013
#SKEPTIMERGENT: trophy bibles
I am uncontrollably drawn to people who share one of my passions: the Bible. But,...
February 13, 2013
Love is death. Love is war. Love is not patient. Love is a battlefield.
Love is patient. Is it really? Is this what Paul meant when he wrote those...
February 12, 2013
Orphans Quite by chance I saw an article explaining how Roman fathers...
February 07, 2013
The Orthodoxy of Humility
I have heard it said that all prayer is heresy, but God in His infinite...
January 24, 2013
The Image of Holiness
I come from a Christian culture that defined “holiness” (being like God) as the ability...
January 16, 2013
Invited to Your Story
As we begin 2013, I thought it appropriate to invite you into your story. Sounds...
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