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September 19, 2014
Learning Action and Contemplation at Richard Rohr’s Living School
Richard Rohr’s new Living School for Action and Contemplation has launched a new synthesis of...
September 18, 2014
To Change Everything, We Need Everyone
A year ago, Holly Roach and I were in New York City at the time...
September 10, 2014
Let the full moon guide me.
Let the full moon guide me. Not many of my christian friends feel comfortable with...
September 05, 2014
In Full Disclosure
I am not a writer. There, I've said it and it feels good to get...
September 02, 2014
An Autobiography of Hurt & Hope : A Journey From Wounded Skeptic to Wounded Healer
As Holly and I articulated in our post from yesterday, I am excited and eager...
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 01, 2014
An Interview with Brian McLaren on Faith, Doubt, and Atheism
I met Brian a few years back when I picked him up from the airport...
December 13, 2013
Gungor: The Postmodern Anthem Band
It took me a long time to write this. I thought I should try to...
May 24, 2013
Let Us Conspire
What follows is in no way an affirmation of doing anything violent or illegal. In...
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 10, 2013
Exploring craving and connection in my Write On Blog after talking to Shauna Niequist on...
May 09, 2013
Can I Trust?
Here’s a question I’ve been asked many times, by many different people. The words I...
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 23, 2013
Intended for More than Relief
What if the reasons we go to church actually perpetuates problems and doesn’t really help...
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 04, 2013
Thank God, Persecution Is Coming
It seems that almost no one thinks that "our side" has lost. It's only a...
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 28, 2013
“Dad, I want to go to church”
This past weekend my wife and I fell into an interesting dilemma. Our 12-year-old son...
March 23, 2013
Off the Cliff of Surrender
For those of you who have been reading my writings for a while, you may...
March 15, 2013
I Heart Therapeutic Religion
A couple of days ago, I came across an article on the Church & Postmodern...
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 07, 2013
Keeping the “Cool” Out of Lent
For those of us coming out of the conservative Evangelical background, the rediscovery of the...
February 28, 2013
Learning How to Walk Again
Learning to walk again… I have found this word picture to be a very helpful...
February 26, 2013
Our Needs are Holy
For those of you who have children, particularly young children, you know that one of...
February 25, 2013
#SKEPTIMERGENT: the afterlife is for lovers
If you've never come across it, you might find Nietzsche's theory of eternal recurrence to...
February 19, 2013
#SKEPTIMERGENT: truth or love?
I have a theory: those so-called "liberal" or "progressive" people who are trying to understand...
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