The Vocation of the Church

I’m finishing up reading Walter Brueggemann’s book, “Disruptive Grace,” this morning. Chapter 14 begins with this quotation: Here is an idea about the vocation of the church: To dream the impossible dream; To speak the impossible word; To act the impossible act. Brilliant. Brueggemann is a freak of nature… ts [Read more...]

I Deny the Resurrection

For a couple of years now I’ve been trying to find some time to read some of what Peter Rollins is writing. I still haven’t gotten around to it, although I’m about to order his newest book. It is called Insurrection: To Believe is Human To Doubt, Divine. Here’s a little clip of his provocative [Read More...]

Interesting Take on Occupy Wall Street

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The Irony of the Tea Party

I’ve got a new article up at the Huffington Post called The Irony of the Tea Party. It’s going to be interesting to watch the reaction. Hope you’ll read it & pass it on to a friend! Here’s an excerpt. As the country gears up for the 2012 presidential election season it seems obvious it’s [Read More...]

The Failure of the Mega-Church

I’ve got a new article up at the Huffington Post about the failures of the mega-church model. I couldn’t say all that I wanted to say in the article because of the limits of space. A couple clarifying things I will add here are addressed specifically at some of the comments & the tweet from [Read More...]

Great Article by Rustin Smith

Rustin Smith is a good friend of mine. He wrote a killer article at Immerse Journal about Johnny Cash & what it means to be an artist and a human being in the world. There is a little something here for the music lover, the pastor, the artist, and just the person who wants to [Read More...]

The Church Planter as Mythic Hero

David Fitch has a great post on the mythic figure of “church planter.” I’ve been on staff with three church plants in the past 15 years. That said… Fitch is right on target. I know it is a bit of a caricature, but his sketch of the church planter is on target and a little [Read More...]

Andy Osenga’s Indie Christian Music

I’ve got a new article up at the Huffington Post. Here’s an excerpt: The entire music business is in flux, and contemporary Christian music has not escaped the changes. Digital recording platforms have revolutionized the way music is made — and who can make it. Digital distribution has change the way music reaches the consumer [Read More...]

Why are we skipping church?

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The Ethics of the Google Search

This is one of the most interesting video clips I’ve seen in a long time. I’m shocked but not surprised to learn that the algorithms and filters employed by sites such as Google, Facebook and more and more of our news outlets actually control our internet experience. Those sites mine data from your search history [Read More...]