Immerse Journal

I wrote an article for the July/August issue of a great youth workers journal called Immerse. Immerse is trying to foster rich theological conversation among those who work with students in the church. My friend Mike King is the managing editor. If you have a youth minister, or volunteer working with students at your church [Read More...]

Art in the 21st century

Cornell West fired off an interesting tweet today. It read: “The challenge artists face today is whether to be an underground, unheard genius, or to dilute their art for the marketplace.” I’ve been thinking about this quite a bit as an artist/musician and as a writer. Can we escape the commodification of dang-near everything? Case [Read More...]

Work & The American Workplace

I’ve been thinking through the idea of a theology of work this week, and reading some interesting stuff on it. Work in the Spirit by Miroslav Volf is a dense attempt at a theology of work. Volf is brilliant in this book & I’ve not given it the time it deserves. I’ve also been reading [Read More...]

Why are Evangelicals Losing Influence?

I’ve got a new article up on the Huffington Post today. Here’s an excerpt: “The evangelical church will have its impact on American culture not through political maneuvering, lawsuits, electing evangelical candidates, controlling the arts, or boycotting movies and products, but when evangelicals begin to embody the virtues derived from our faith. Kindness, generosity, peacefulness, [Read More...]

Jeremy Scott on An Evangelical Social Gospel?

A friend from seminary has been reading the book and firing off some good tweets and pull quotes. Here’s an interesting discussion about leaving church: [Read more...]

Shane Claiborne – 2 Minutes [Read more...]

Music For Your Soul

Can I trust you not to think I’m endorsing Grey’s Anatomy if I say that Erwin McManus’ s daughter’s song is beautiful? [Read more...]

NT Wright’s Deathbed Advice

Untitled from The Work Of The People on Vimeo. [Read more...]

New Huffington Post Article

I’ve got a new article up at the Huffington Post. It’s about the role we are supposed to play in our national life – especially in an election year. Here’s an excerpt: “The church cannot become the state, but the church has an obligation to bear witness to the state. In order to fulfill this [Read More...]

Anxiety, Niebuhr, and Kierkegaard

I’m reading some Reinhold Niebuhr right now and ran across some references to Soren Kierkegaard’s views on Anxiety which blew me away. Kierkegaard famously wrote, ““Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom.” It’s a stunning statement. Kierkegaard believed anxiety to be the existential dread every human being feels when face to face with their own finitude, [Read More...]