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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...
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
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 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 17, 2012
(continued ) a parable:the murder of the farm owner’s son
Continuing on from my recent post " a parable: the murder of the farm owner's son...
February 15, 2012
a parable: the murder of the owner’s son
What is the Kingdom? we get our first glimpse in the garden…harmony, the reality...
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 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 11, 2012
A parable:prodigal faith…returning home
For years she had cultivated her faith in her father's house. And for years she...
February 08, 2012
Video: God is Falling Apart
This is a series I am working on (this video is a rough cut; sorry...
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...
February 02, 2012
Recap: Emergent Village Theological Conversation 2012
The annual Emergent Village Theological Conversation has been going on this week at Claremont School...
January 31, 2012
An Evangelical Pentecostal Naturalist?
I'm often described in the mainstream media as an 'Evangelical minister' or ‘Pentecostal preacher', even...
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 23, 2012
Emergent Village Process Theology Conversation preview
On my radio show yesterday I talked with Phillip Clayton about Process Theology - the...
January 19, 2012
the parable of the Muslim…and the beaten gay man
There once was a gay man, that everyone in the city knew, who was travelling...
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
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
The Birth of the Emerging Church & a Missing Voice
There is one important person who helped start the entire discussion about "Progressive Christianity" or...
January 16, 2012
Missional Conversations with … Kathy Escobar
Last month, I decided to start a series of monthly #missionalchat conversations on Twitter, on...
January 11, 2012
Quoting God by Randy Woodley
Ok, I first need to admit to you, this is not my first time at...
January 10, 2012
Emergence and Indie Rock
Listening to Sirius XMU at work provoked the following thoughts about about Indie Rock and...
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 04, 2012
Deconstructing Caesar (Salad)
My wife Pam and I spend New Years Eve with our friends Bob Scott and...
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