Patheos 10 + 1: A Q&A with Bar Church Pastor Jerry Herships

The Rev. Jerry Herships, Pastor, AfterHours Denver

No joke: a pastor walks into a bar and starts a church. Also no joke: it works. Five years later, the Rev. Jerry Herships’ AfterHours Denver is a thriving bar ministry with a real-world mission to feed the poor and homeless downtown. Every Monday night at a different host bar around Denver, up to 50 [Read More...]

Captain Moroni and Divine Revelation: On the Oregon Protesters and Christian Jihadism

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“I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.” (Joel 2: 28, Hebrew Scriptures) “The spirit of God … will reveal to [people], even in the simplest of matters, what they shall do, by making [Read More...]

The Church of “We Don’t Quite Know What We’re Talking About”

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Enough already! Many of us have confusion, misgivings, sorrows and anger about Christian churches and Christianity itself and what has become of it. I get it. Encountering pastors who believe they have all the answers; entering or hearing about a church that shames and blames people into submission and confession; doctrines, creeds and mission statements [Read More...]


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