5 Practices Toward A More Radical Christian Life (a challenge to my readers)

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The message of Jesus is radical: the key to “life” isn’t through saving your life, but through giving it away. To enter into his Kingdom and the radical life he promises, we must rid ourselves of the two things that get in the way: a love affair with ourselves and with our possessions. Here are 5 practices to change your life: [Read more...]

When Pastors Live In Multimillion Dollar Mansions, It’s Not A Sign Of God’s Blessing– But Our Sinfulness

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Is the phenomenon of rich American pastors a sign of God’s blessing? In this post about my work in India and the association between American Christianity and wealth, I ask some hard questions about what it means to actually follow Jesus. [Read more...]

Glenn Beck: “God told me to sit down, shut up, and zip your mouth”

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Glenn Beck says God told him to shut up… which, sounds about right to me. [Read more...]

5 Keys To Surviving A Christian Paradigm Shift

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We all go through shifts in our faith, and sometimes they’re radical shifts. It can be hard to survive these seasons of transition with our faith intact if we’re not careful. As per the request of readership, here are my 5 key pieces of advice on how you can survive a Christian paradigm shift. [Read more...]

If People Excluded “Illegal Immigrants”, We Wouldn’t Have Jesus

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We only have Jesus because someone decided to show love and mercy towards an illegal immigrant. [Read more...]

Hey Bob Jones– Here’s A Crazy Idea: How About We Stop Covering Up Sexual Abuse In Our Institutions?

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As Jesus followers, we’re called to stand up to oppression and violence wherever we see it. Christian institutions who cover up abuse re-violate victims and become as guilty as the original predator– and they must be stopped, just as individual predators must be stopped. [Read more...]

Finding Jesus When You’re Adrift: The Benefit Of Being A Christian Outsider

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Today I take great comfort that Jesus came not for the people with their feet planted firmly on the shore, but for people like me who are often set adrift in the vast oceans of life– and who have no island of their own to drift towards. [Read more...]

Reclaiming The Immigration Discussion: Why Jesus Followers Need To Side With The Stranger

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When the people of Jesus reclaim the immigration discussion, we discover that immigrants should be able to move to any culture in the world and know that when they arrive, they’ll find guaranteed allies in the Christian community… I don’t know how things could get much clearer: if we’re not radically caring for, feeding and clothing immigrants, Jesus says we’re not really on God’s side at all. [Read more...]

We Don’t Have To Be Enemies: Partnering With Atheists To Build The Kingdom

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As a Jesus follower, I want to be a part of the culture Jesus came to bring– the culture he so often calls “The Kingdom”. I want to be a part of a counter-cultural movement that radically changes the world– one that sees the will of God done here on earth, as it already is [Read More...]

Why A Literal Interpretation Of Genesis Requires The Belief In Evolution On Steroids

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Interesting fact: if you believe that Genesis is to be interpreted as literal, historical fact, you must also believe in evolution. Here’s why: [Read more...]


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