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January 30, 2013
Every week at Rutba House, we have a time of confession. Years ago, we decided...
January 23, 2013
Fundraising as Altar Call: Reshape Your Life
Where I grew up, it was the Friday night revival preacher who challenged you to...
January 09, 2013
God and the Abolitionists
My son got to stay up late last night to watch the premiere of PBS's...
January 07, 2013
The Truth About Community
I'm just back from our annual winter retreat with the community at Rutba House. Sometime...
January 04, 2013
Nonviolence for White People
Sometime in the mid-60's, when America's black-led freedom movement was at the center of daily...
January 03, 2013
The Content of Our Character
Over the holidays, I spent every spare moment I had reading Ernest Gaines. Somewhere (I've...
January 02, 2013
Turning With Us in 2013
A new calendar year also has lots of us thinking about who we want to...
December 21, 2012
The Only Solution Is Love
It's Advent again, and I've been thinking about the world that is ending, a new...
December 05, 2012
Undocubus: No Papers, No Fear
As we get ready to head out on this 21st Century Freedom Ride, we're glad...
December 03, 2012
My Advent Journey
Fifty years ago, when America’s Freedom Movement was challenging segregation in the South, black and...
November 30, 2012
Somethings Old, Somethings New
When we started our Common Prayer project here several years ago, I was encouraged by...
October 30, 2012
Book Give-Away Winners: From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart
I wrote on last Friday about my friend Chris Haw and his great new book,...
October 29, 2012
Hope After Christendom
Yesterday, October 28th, marked the 17ooth anniversary of the Roman Emperor Constantine's victory at the...
October 25, 2012
How to Preach the Gospel
One of the great gifts of my years at Eastern College was the beginning...
October 18, 2012
21st Century Freedom Ride
Whenever my friend Jim Douglass calls, I listen. Ten years ago, when we stood together...
October 01, 2012
Hope for the Future in Our Radical Past
While the headline news this weekend was all about the current presidential election and the...
September 30, 2012
The Future of Faith: An Interview With Diana Butler Bass
The biggest religion story this past summer was the news that the institutions of Christendom...
September 25, 2012
O Christ, It’s You Again?
Benedictines tell a joke that gets at the central tension of Christian hospitality. "Our Rule...
September 21, 2012
Jesus on the Playground
For International Day of Peace at the public Montessori school my son attends, we had...
September 18, 2012
A Church So Old It Looks Like New
This post is part of the Patheos Book Club for Chuck Gutenson's new book...
September 04, 2012
Lauren Winner on Project TURN
If you follow The Everyday Awakening, you know I'm excited about School for Conversion's Project...
August 30, 2012
Where You Belong
I was on Greenville College's campus yesterday to preach their Convocation and kick off a...
August 27, 2012
American Roots for Citizen-Activists
In Rocky Mount, North Carolina, at an Opportunity Industrial Center (OIC) on the east side...
August 24, 2012
Evangelists of Hope
I love how John Howard Yoder described evangelism: “When we preach the Christian gospel we...
August 19, 2012
An Immeasurable Response to Gun Violence
Between the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the domestic terrorist attack at a Sikh temple...
August 09, 2012
A Response to Tony Jones: Radical Practice Needs Deep Roots in Doctrine
Earlier this week, Tony Jones noted that many Christians who are calling for a faith...
August 06, 2012
Hope Amidst the Chick-Fil-A Wars
In the desert south of Tucson, Arizona, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border, paved roads...
August 01, 2012
How Christianity is Being Saved
I read with great interest Ross Douthat’s column in the New York Times, “Can Liberal...
July 24, 2012
John Alexander: Soul Friend I Never Knew
Every once in a while, especially when I'm speaking at a seminary, someone will ask...
July 13, 2012
Crossing the Prison Line
Project TURN is the prison-based education program that grew out of our realization here...
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