Why I Am In Jail

As I write this note, it is 12:30PM and I’m sitting comfortably in my office at the NC Council of Churches. At 3PM, though, I will be in the gallery at the NC Legislature, and by late this afternoon I may find myself in jail. [Read more…]

Why Churches Need Kids

On Friday night, after pizza and cookies, I sat in a youth room with about twenty teenagers and asked them to tell me about their church, the larger community, and their experience in worship. When I asked them to talk more specifically about worship, they listed complaints that I often hear from young people in mainline, protestant, adult-oriented, worship services. [Read more…]

A Post-Apocalypse Party: Or What To Do Now That the Rapture has been Postponed

What are we going to do today, and in the future, now that we have a future, at least for awhile? You might say a new world dawns with each new day! And each new day can be an epiphany, a day of rapture and delight. [Read more…]


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