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

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

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

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...]

Pat Robertson to Ken Ham: “Let’s Not Make A Joke Of Ourselves”

Pat did it again– he said something that was both reasonable and true all at the same time. In his final analysis of the Ken Ham debate, Pat now says in reference to Ken Ham’s version of young earth creationism: “There aint no way that’s possible… It’s time we come off of that stuff…  let’s [Read More...]

How Ken Ham Just Carried The Entire Jesus Movement Backwards

Ken Ham wasn’t the only person who lost something in the debate– you and I lost too. As Jesus followers, he just made our job to create more Jesus followers more difficult because we must now convince people that his views are not simply a misrepresentation of science but a misrepresentation of what it looks like to be a Christian. [Read more...]

The Future of Progressive/Emergent Christianity: Three Steps Toward Shaping The Future

As people who often find themselves on the margins of faith, it would be easy to just pack up and go “be” somewhere else. However, the key to the future rests in whether or not we can learn to be right where we’re at, and bring change to American Christianity in a subversive, inside out and upside down way. Here are the three steps I think we need to take in order to help the next generation discover a new kind of Christianity. [Read more...]

10 Reasons I’m Glad I Came Out As A Progressive Christian

If you in a conservative expression of Christianity but secretly a “progressive”, life can be lonely. While there are certainly some risk involved in “coming out progressive” I believe the benefits outweigh the losses, and that being open and true to who you are, is the best course of action. Here are 10 reasons why I’m glad that I came out as a Progressive Christian: [Read more...]

Atheists Have Their Kirk Camerons Too.

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Even atheists have fundamentalists who desire to antagonize, not dialogue. My question is: why do we keep feeding the system that makes us enemies? [Read more...]

Justice Delayed: About That Time We Executed A Child With A Bible

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Too often we’re sent the message that we’re most doing the work of God when we proclaim God– but I believe we’re also doing the work of God when we seek to restore broken and unjust social systems that keep us from experiencing the truth that we’re all the same. [Read more...]


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