Watermelon Rugby with the Shrewd Manager: Lectionary Reflection on Luke 16:1-13

When I was a youth pastor we used to play a game called “Watermelon Rugby.” You rubbed crisco over a watermelon and played touch football with it. You never caught it. You just grabbed at it while it slipped out of your grasp. That’s how I feel about this parable from Luke’s Gospel. [Read more...]

The Misplaced Value on A Church in Gainesville

“When the dust clears on the Qur’an burning controversy, neither the threat, nor the response, will have had as much effect on God’s people as those who have quietly preached and lived love without ever turning on their televisions.” Guest blogger Robert Hunt on the dangerous – and ultimately useless – power of the media to shape public religious dialogue. [Read more...]

Deconstituting Jesus, Christianity, & Burning the Koran

I think where we are now in terms of asking very hard questions and participating in such liberating events like Big Tent Christianity, is the part of this much needed psychotic break happening within the Church. We are beginning to break away from the vulgar act of exclusion and are participating in a new way of loving our neighbour. We are participating in a divine act when we love the other. [Read more...]


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