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May 03, 2013
our 33rd wedding anniversary
Lisa and I are celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary this weekend. We are very proud...
March 17, 2012
breaking free of the community
Sophia decided she had to make the definitive cut that tied her to the constrictive...
March 05, 2012
3 essentials for healthy church
The cartoon I posted this morning, "Exit Interview", provoked quite a bit of discussion here...
January 21, 2012
How To Control Dissent in Your Church
never quote from any other book except the bible; let it be known that dissenters...
January 10, 2012
reactions to your coming out
You must expect, when you finally decide to show your true colors, to come out...
December 08, 2011
are you being played?
Most people know when they are being played. That is, they know when they aren't...
November 26, 2011
my new book “Without A Vision My People Prosper”
This isn't my official launch. Yet. This is my preview notice. But I am happy...
September 20, 2011
The Nakedpastor is Robed!
I've been thinking a great deal since my trip to speak at Northaven United Methodist...
September 20, 2011
different but not too different
It's easy to talk the talk of diversification. It's another thing to practice and embrace...
September 02, 2011
Exclusivists Among Inclusivists
The problem with endeavoring to be an inclusive community is that there may be some...
August 30, 2011
moving away from authoritative rule
Although the church, along with all institutions, will find adherents no matter how autocratic the...
August 16, 2011
signs of a toxic relationship
Here are six signs of a toxic relationship: Do you feel content or unfulfilled with...
July 17, 2011
music, love and community
I am listening to music today while painting a commissioned piece. "Elysium", the theme song...
June 30, 2011
conformity as core value
The church, like any other institution, possesses a subtle power. That power is to require...
June 14, 2011
snapshot or movie church
I used to think that the church I was the pastor of was either good...
May 29, 2011
priorities: individual or organizational
When it comes to religious communities such as church it comes down to a matter...
May 15, 2011
should i start another church?
Yes, another startup. I've planted other churches before. So, here are some of my thoughts...
May 03, 2011
as you are
You are invited to come as you are. At first as you are is accepted....
April 11, 2011
Moving Toward Authenticity
The new image of Man does not dehumanize us, nor does it stifle our personhood;...
April 09, 2011
poem: me as just me
This is a poem I wrote recently. It is about no one in particular and...
April 07, 2011
Messed Up People
Once in a while I'll lose one of my readers. The reason they often give...
April 05, 2011
So You’re Gay
For years prior to leaving the church I tried to make it known that I...
March 24, 2011
discard the trump card
One of the things I found most frustrating as a pastor was realizing that I...
January 21, 2011
I'm editing my new upcoming book on Vision. It will include cartoons. I'm quite excited...
January 20, 2011
watch a woman undress
I know I post about vision in the church a great deal. It is one...
January 19, 2011
authority & totalitarian ideology
As the philosopher Slavoj ŽiŽek suggests, there is on the "mere authoritarian lust for power",...
January 18, 2011
a safe way to gather?
People mistake my critique of the church as hatred for it. If they read me...
January 17, 2011
only the beleaguered understand
I would like to share with you an incident that may illustrate why I am...
January 11, 2011
Babel, Language and Love
The mythical story of Babel in Genesis teaches that language is a powerful unifier, but...
January 06, 2011
How to Control People
The French philosopher Michel Foucault (1926-1984) argued that there are three ways to control people:...
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