My 2nd Book is Officially in the Can: Check out Public Jesus

A few weeks ago I had a book project fall into my lap. One day I was going to have coffee with Chris Folmsbee with The House Studio and a few days later we were meeting to talk through a book project with an alarmingly quick deadline. It was one of the best things that has [Read More...]

The Future of Small Group Ministry:

You just know this isn’t that far off for some small groups. BTW, it’s not real news… it’s the Lark News. ANAHEIM HILLS — A small group from Life Baptist church met during the week, but the members have no memory of seeing each other because they were staring at their smartphones the entire time. “I [Read More...]

What is the President Really Like?: an insider’s take on Pres. Bush and Pres. Obama

I read two brief articles this morning, thought they were interesting, and wanted to pass them on. Both of them were written by self-described “space policy geek” Peter Marquez, who worked in the West Wing, and they are quick answers to questions concerning the last two presidents, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Although politics [Read More...]

Top 10 Grammatical Errors – errors of syntax

Don’t feel bad… we all have done it. The English language can be tough to master, even if we have been using it our entire lives. Lord knows I still need help. So, to that end I’ve compiled a list of common mistakes. Strictly speaking, these are not grammatical errors. I stink at grammar. I misuse [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess I have never paid attention to leap day until this year, and then only because of media/entertainment coverage. I confess that I have had to stifle my annoying need to debunk the idea that it is a “free day.” I confess that when we saw “Anything Goes” on Broadway a couple of weeks [Read More...]

Are We Getting Dumber? – A New Feature Starts Today

Are we getting dumber? Seriously, are we as a species becoming less intelligent? Evolutionary scientists believe they have solid evidence. I say you don’t have to go nearly that far. The evidence is all around us and much of it is simply too hilarious (and wrong) to pass up. So, I’m going to begin to [Read More...]

Beautiful Dangerous – a new EP from the John McKenna Band

It hurts to be lonely So I keep on the move Don’t want to feel the damage So I find an excuse I’ve got these arrows Buried deep in my chest I want to be known But I’m hiding again So starts “Need You Now,” one of the songs from the first official recording of [Read More...]

Franklin Graham Apologizes to President Obama for Questioning his Faith

Franklin Graham issued an apology today for his comments calling into question the veracity of President Obama’s Christianity. Graham’s apology read, “I regret any comments I have ever made which may have cast any doubt on the personal faith of our president.” He went on to say that he didn’t feel like he had done [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’m so into the Hunger Games trilogy that during prayers of the people at church yesterday, I momentarily thought to pray for Katniss Everdeen. I think it’s the first time I’ve ever been tempted to pray for a fictional character. I confess this was disturbing. It’s the closest I’ve ever felt to [Read More...]

Richard Dawkins Bails on Atheism – He’ll make a better agnostic.

After the death of Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins was allowed to wear the title, “world’s foremost atheist.” As it turns out, it was only for a short time. Only about a month, in fact, right up until his debate / conversation at Oxford  a few days ago with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. There Dawkins [Read More...]

Franklin Graham Steps In It: Does Faith Really Matter in Presidential Politics?

Franklin Graham made himself look silly on MSNBC the other day. Let me say up from that the hosts were condescending and self-righteous. If you watch the video, look at their faces… wow. Nobody came out of this interview looking okay. Nevertheless, there were many low points for Graham. The gist of the trouble was [Read More...]

The Other Journal – Book Review of An Evangelical Social Gospel?

I was excited to hear about the book review written for The Other Journal, on An Evangelical Social Gospel? My excitement comes on two levels. First, I really enjoy reading The Other Journal. What is happening there is really good – scholarly, smart stuff dealing not with dry minutiae, but rather with the intersection of theology and [Read More...]


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