What I Teach My Teenage Daughter In Response To Her School’s Sexist Dress Code

Before my 14 year old daughter left for school this morning she came out of her room and asked, “Do you think I’ll get dress coded for this?” My response to her was far different than I had once imagined it would be. I remember the old me saying things like, “If I have a [Read More…]

Why Matthew 18 (Usually) Does Not Apply When Challenging Dangerous Religious Leaders

It’s true– I’ve publicly and strongly disagreed with some well-known Christian leaders. It’s also true that some of them have very publicly disagreed with me. In those exchanges however, I will frequently find some voices on the internet posing this question: “Did you go and talk to them privately first as instructed by Matthew 18, [Read More…]

10 Ways To Love Yourself Better (So That You’ll Be Able To Love Others Better)

The other day I wrote a post about why the second greatest commandment presupposes we love ourselves, in addition to loving others. I have been pondering tangible ways to take this from the theoretical to the practical, and thus have compiled 10 suggestions as to how we can better love ourselves, so that we can [Read More…]

Loving Yourself: The Biblical Command We Tend To Forget

Love yourself. It sounds kinda selfish and self-centered on the surface, I know. And if it were, it would surely be a most unattractive trait. I believe that Christianity is a religion about love– most notably, loving God and loving our neighbors. However, I think we’re too quick to forget to extend the same to [Read More…]

Things I’d Do Differently, If I Could Do Seminary Over Again

I have finished the race. After spending 8 years in seminary between Gordon-Conwell and Fuller Theological Seminary, last Friday I successfully defended my dissertation in Pasadena. Coming back in the room after the committee deliberated, and then being called “Dr. Corey” for the first time, was an emotional experience for me. It was a great [Read More…]

Please Stop Blaming Your Obnoxious Behavior On Jesus

When Jesus died on the cross, I believe he served as the ultimate scapegoat– exposing the evil within us by allowing us to pin it all on him. While being the scapegoat who shines a light on our own darkness was supposed to be a one-time-deal, 2000 years later I believe we’re still pinning a good [Read More…]

10 Reasons Jesus Would Never Win The American Evangelical Vote

It’s political season, have you noticed? (Seriously, kill me now.) As part of that political season, pundits like to crack numbers, explore potential paths to victory, and discuss voter blocks. One of those voter blocks is yuge– in fact, it’s hard to win the presidency without it: The Evangelical vote. I know this block well– [Read More…]

Old Testament Law: The Accuser Christ Defeated on the Cross

This month we’ve been talking all things atonement as we prepare for Holy Week to arrive. So far we’ve deconstructed the Penal Substitution theory of the atonement on various grounds, and I have offered the suggestion that perhaps the Devil is the missing link (the agent of causation) within many atonement theories. Finally, I have suggested [Read More…]

Paradigm Shifts, Tearing Down the Temples, & Being Here: The Rob Bell Interview

Yesterday MPT and I had the pleasure of sitting down with Rob Bell for EP36 of That God Show. We covered a lot of ground, from his new book, How to be Here, to leaving Mars Hill, why he seems so happy these days, and wide-range of other topics. As Rob always does, he left [Read More…]

Christianity Doesn’t Need More Cynics: It Needs More People Selling Hope

I might be wrong, but I think Christianity has a lot of cynics. Too many, perhaps. I believe that, because I am one of them and I notice there are a lot of people around the Internet who think like me. In fact, I make my living by writing books and blogs for them. Now, [Read More…]


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