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April 11, 2012
Strange Christianity Made in America: Part III by Randy Woodley
I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your...
April 11, 2012
the c(h)urch is killing the (o)ther [Video]
INTRO: the other is that which is different to us. that which is foreign or...
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 23, 2012
A Hunger for the Kingdom
Yesterday I received an email promoting a new Christian move called October Baby It is...
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
Facebook is Helping Me Grieve
By Jana Riess In the news last week I read a story about a mother...
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...
February 29, 2012
Moving Church Past Contracts
Many of you have likely read Seth Godin's most recent manifesto, "Stop Stealing Dreams" where...
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 21, 2012
Black History – White Woman
Thank you. I’m sorry. I need to say both. Thank you to everyone who has...
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 11, 2012
For those who know:
a modern parable
It may have occurred to you as strange my friend when the ravenous vultures began...
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...
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 19, 2012
Loving Jesus, Hating Religion: A Well-Meaning False Dichotomy
The last two weeks has seen a new viral sensation take over our computer screens....
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 13, 2012
The Gluttony of Busyness
I've been too busy to post here recently. I've been too busy for a lot...
January 09, 2012
daily bread…it’s a frightening diet
If I hear this once more, " man shall not live on bread alone but by...
January 05, 2012
Personal Confession Re: “Occupy” Movement
History will tell if the Occupy Movement spurs any sort of actual change in America....
January 03, 2012
Shirley Jones, Marlon Brando and God. [Improvisational Christianity]
Warning: Name-dropping ahead! I had the pleasure this summer to work opposite Shirley Jones. Shirley...
December 30, 2011
Is God Fun? [Improvisational Christianity #3]
This is the third post in my exploration of Improvisational Christianity. You may want to...
December 28, 2011
My Need For Emergent Village – Then and Now
Then - My Need For the Emergent Village By way of introduction, here is the...
December 20, 2011
Everything I needed to know about church, I learned in Kindergarten.
Okay, so I actually don't remember much about Kindergarten, apart from the location of the...
December 19, 2011
Why I Am Emergent, Part 3: Theologically Counter-Cultural
Continuing in the series of processing through the reasons of why I resonate with...
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