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October 16, 2018
The Actual Danger of Marcionism in Progressive Christianity
What could Nazis and an ancient heresy have to do with progressive Christianity? I’ll give...
August 25, 2018
On the Gender of God & Divine Pronouns
Our use of exclusively male pronouns for God has allowed us to subconsciously fall into...
August 03, 2018
Why I Value Christian “Orthodoxy”
I think I've just pinpointed, for myself, why I so value Christian “orthodoxy,” even though...
June 19, 2018
In the Beginning Was Love
In the beginning was Love. Love was with God, and Love was God, for God...
May 31, 2018
Top 25 Favorite Hymns of Progressive Christians
Based on your responses, here are the 25 hymns most loved by progressive Christians—and we...
May 28, 2018
Keith Giles on Jesus and the Bible
Check out the video of Keith’s talk (along with a brief appearance by yours truly),...
May 23, 2018
Has Inerrancy Become More Important than Orthodoxy?
The small conference I attended this past weekend may not represent American Christians on the...
April 12, 2018
Hell & Mr. Pearson (A Review of Come Sunday)
Come Sunday starts off with a familiar scenario. Our main character is seated on a...
April 01, 2018
How Smoking a Pipe Turned Me Into a Calvinist
Everyone knows of the health risks associated with smoking a pipe. But no one ever...
March 21, 2018
Different Faiths, Same Religion
We all have a faith, and we all have a religion, but the two aren’t...
March 14, 2018
My “Silly Little Article” and a Powerful Response
Jera Brown asks, “Why must it be silly to imagine that an embodied version of...
January 29, 2018
A Response to My Former Self on Unity & Theological Essentials
Four years ago, I wrote a chapter for the book, Simple Church: Unity Within Diversity....
January 23, 2018
Could Jesus Have Been Biologically Intersex?
Here are a few reasons why I think that Jesus may have been intersex. That...
January 16, 2018
How Trump and an Unlikely Parable Changed My Mind about Voting
Despite my opposition to Donald Trump, I chose not to vote in the 2016 United...
December 14, 2017
The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT Distilled (with Danny Prada)
My friend Danny Prada, lead pastor of HeartWay Church, has distilled the points of WHEAT...
December 05, 2017
The New Testament: A Translation by David Bentley Hart (Book Review)
It’s quirky and awkward, and I love it! Hart has gifted us with a meticulously...
October 02, 2017
Is God Polyamorous?
Is God monogamous or polyamorous? To answer this question, let’s examine the Trinity, God’s relationship...
August 30, 2017
The Nashville Statement—A Point-by-Point Response
Something compelled me to write a point-by-point response to all of their affirmations and denials....
August 29, 2017
Top 10 Books That Most Impacted My Spiritual Journey
Every book I read influences me in one way or another. But a handful of...
August 16, 2017
What I’ve Learned from Dead Guys (Podcast Interview)
Ryan Cagle and I chat about C.S. Lewis, St. Athanasius, George MacDonald, and my journey...
July 25, 2017
Thoughts on the Eucharist: Mystical, Not Magical, and Everyone Is Included
Does Jesus have a checklist of requirements that must be met before making himself present?...
July 10, 2017
Faith Communities (and a Hate Group) at Bellingham Pride
I was thrilled to see nine affirming congregations at my city’s Pride parade. And when...
July 06, 2017
Yes, I Am a Christolator
An idol is an image made to represent God. But Jesus actually is “the image...
June 27, 2017
The Invisible Man and His Shadow (An Allegory)
There once was an invisible man. Though no one could see this man, they could...
June 22, 2017
The Importance of Loving Yourself First
Jesus first. Others second. Yourself last. Right? Or do we have that backward? What if...
June 15, 2017
Can You Love LGBTQ People while Condemning Their Relationships?
Which side of history will we land on? How will our actions appear in retrospect?...
June 06, 2017
Transformative Love (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
Salvation—theosis—is the process of being transformed by God’s love into his image. We can’t “lose”...
May 30, 2017
Absolute Grace (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
The God revealed in Jesus is one of kenosis, which means that he cannot violate...
May 25, 2017
Exhaustive Reconciliation (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
God does not demand payment for sins, for he truly does forgive us. And he...
May 21, 2017
Human Solidarity (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
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