With a little help from my friends…

So, I wrote this book for Cascade books called An Evangelical Social Gospel?: Finding God’s Story in the Midst of Extremes. The book is about the nexus of the personal and corporate aspects of the Christian faith & how they have to be held together in order for Christianity to be intelligible. I’m trying to [Read More…]

Mark Driscoll: say it isn’t so

I just read a blog post saying that Mark Driscoll’s church “Mars Hill,” has legally protected the rights of their church name & is seeking legal action to force other churches to stop using that name. I really hope it isn’t true, but it sort of sounds like Driscoll. Hopefully the pastor of the other [Read More…]

Spread the Word!

Hey Friends! My editors at Cascade tell me that one of the best ways to promote your book on Amazon.com is to have people who have read it log on to their Amazon account and write a review. So that’s your assignment for the week! Log onto Amazon.com and find An Evangelical Social Gospel, then [Read More…]

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…]