Kids Make the Road by Walking, Too: On Progressive Christian Families and the Bible

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Brian McLaren says we make the road by walking, that we discover and build our faith by living it. My wife and I agree with this. But we never thought our kids would be making the road with us. Our children are 12, 9, and 2, and we’d planned to have the road nicely paved [Read More...]

If Jesus Gave a TED Talk (#3): Jesus is Like a Crazy Farmer

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This is the third in a series of posts where I re-imagine Jesus’ five big sermons as TED Talks, in which he Educates people in God’s new Design for a world that runs on the Technology called love.  This post is an interpretive paraphrase of Matthew 13. ————————————— I often get asked:  Since parables are so easy to misunderstand, why do I use them so [Read More...]

Jesus Wept, Einstein’s Regret & How a Frenchman Fueled the Hermeneutics Wars

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With 20 centuries under its biblical belt, Christian history offers its fair share of landmark bloopers. Major flubs that immediately spring to mind are the Great Schism, the Avignon Papacy, and that dreadful day in 2013 when Liberty University invited Kirk Cameron and Justin Bieber’s mom to speak at convocation. If I could hop in a [Read More...]


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