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April 05, 2012
Passover and Communion
As I prepare to celebrate this meal tonight, remembering an upper room two thousand years...
March 28, 2012
Strange Christianity Made in America: Part II by Randy Woodley
The customs of the Nacirema, a still very poorly understood tribal group, came to the...
March 27, 2012
why feminine castration is like church on sunday
The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath - Jesus, Rabbi from...
March 21, 2012
A Seat at The Table: Negative Space, Part II, The Art of Doing Nothing
I wrote last month about the value of 'negative space' in worship settings, but the...
March 19, 2012
Church On The Internet
Last month I had the privilege of interviewing Chris Smith of Englewood Christian Church on...
March 15, 2012
What is Church 2.0? (Video)
Here is a condensed version of a workshop I offer on the concept of "Church...
March 14, 2012
Why We Can’t Win In Afghanistan by Randy Woodley
(Note: I am interrupting my own series on Strange Religion: American Dualism because of the...
March 08, 2012
My Response to Kony 2012 aka #StopKony
I try not to simply re-post thoughts from my blog here, but I wanted to share...
March 02, 2012
The Dangerous Pursuit of Pastoral Fame
As my chiropractor was working me over yesterday, she was asking about the reading I’m...
February 29, 2012
Moving Church Past Contracts
Many of you have likely read Seth Godin's most recent manifesto, "Stop Stealing Dreams" where...
February 26, 2012
Aids, homosexuality…confronting the terminal illness of judgement
Last night, working in the emergency department we had a woman maybe in her seventy's come...
February 24, 2012
Evangelical 2.0: The Deception of Mark Driscoll’s Acts 29 Network
I've written quite a bit about churches like Mark Driscoll's Mars Hill and the concerns...
February 23, 2012
Kickstarting the Emergent Conversation
For a long time, the emergent conversation has been labeled and criticized (to some degree,...
February 22, 2012
The Kingdom of God
The Kingdom of God is ...a church where beauty is cherished. Where people are given...
February 22, 2012
I am topsoil + to topsoil I shall return*
There is something comforting to me in the idea that I am part of the...
February 22, 2012
Strange Christianity Made in America: Part I by Randy Woodley
What has been particularly harmful about American Christianity has not necessarily been the beliefs professed...
February 20, 2012
Conversation As a Path to Transformation
We're getting ready to celebrate in April our 8-year anniversary of meeting as the "Emerging...
February 19, 2012
the boy who broke the law and lost his father…
if there is anything revolutionary within christianity, it is everything that lies outside of...
February 16, 2012
What is an Evangelical?
The “E Word” in Christianity is a funny thing. In one respect, Evangelicals are self-identified,...
February 14, 2012
A Seat at The Table: Negative Space
For many years, I dreamed of attending a church where creativity was rampant, where artists...
February 08, 2012
Jesus and American Exceptionalism by Randy Woodley
It seems the concept of American Exceptionalism has made a comeback. This is especially notable...
February 07, 2012
Missional Conversations with … Anthony Smith
I'm excited to be able to share my recent interview with Anthony Smith (a.k.a. Postmodern...
January 31, 2012
An Evangelical Pentecostal Naturalist?
I'm often described in the mainstream media as an 'Evangelical minister' or ‘Pentecostal preacher', even...
January 26, 2012
my broken family (Church vs. Art)
I love art. I teach it. I try to preach it to others. My faith...
January 25, 2012
I Like the Bible but I’m Not Sure I Know All the Words by Randy Woodley
I had been learning to play bass guitar for two years when I was finally...
January 24, 2012
burning the church…
consciousness has been the topic of conversation for philosophers for centuries. as in, what does...
January 18, 2012
Agree or Die. [Improvisational Christianity #4]
Improv is play – simple pretending. Think of what works best when kids are at...
January 17, 2012
The Church Doesn’t Know How To Have Sex
Sex has become something bourgeois. Not that the proletariat ever experience sex mind you, but...
January 17, 2012
A Seat at The Table: Keep it Wild
Listening to a recent 'On Being' podcast with the venerable and feisty Walter Brueggemann, I...
January 16, 2012
Missional Conversations with … Kathy Escobar
Last month, I decided to start a series of monthly #missionalchat conversations on Twitter, on...
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