Over the past decades, the Evangelical Movement left behind so much of the culture; they rejected science, they rejected public education, they rejected critical thought, they rejected the environment, they rejected the marginalized, they rejected the poor, they rejected immigrants, they rejected the LGBTQ Community, they reject that Black Lives do Matter, they reject Women’s issues, they rejected so many things, it’s impossible for them to make any kind of turn around. Besides, I’m not sure they want to make a turn around. I see this meeting as a gathering seeking to dig their heals in and double down. Read more

By now, I’m pretty sure we’ve all seen the video of the two Black Men being arrested in the Philly Starbucks; if not, may I suggest coming out from that rock. The video and arrest, caused an uproar on Social Media with the video being shared by millions of people. While this event was horrid, and people need to be held in account, it opened the door to some amazing conversations about White Privilege and what White’s can do in… Read more

Are you looking for that new program you can implement in your church that will attract Millennials? After all, Millennials are weird, an enigma dancing in a mist of wonder wrapped in the cloche of invisibility; but you see them as your hope, your future, and you so want to attract them, right? You know you do. Think of it this was: How much have you spent on books looking to do just that? How many articles have you read… Read more

I get nerves when I hear our “Leaders” speak about war. Because if war is the default, or even close to a default, we truly don’t have “Leaders” we have playground bullies. War does nothing except feed the Military Monster and there has been no war in history that led to a lasting peace. Every single war simply become the fuel the next war. It’s easy for us to watch the war on TV or surf the Net and play… Read more

How the Conservative Cultural Christian sees Jesus: Soon a lot of people from the nearby villages walked around the lake to where Jesus was. When he saw them coming, he was overcome with anger seeing all those slackers not working. He tried to ignore them, but they wouldn’t leave. He knew they were there to be takers, and not contributors. Toward evening the disciples approached him. “We’re out in the country and it’s getting late. Let’s get these slackers out… Read more

As Americans we have allowed violence and abuse to become normalized in our culture. We speak of being a Christian Nation, with no visible evidence of being such. We’ve closed our hearts to the horrors of war, mass shootings, the abuse of women and the killing of our children. We embrace cruelty, and our actions towards the least of these, has shown we’re unable to truly grasp the Read more

So this is Christmas and what have you done? Another year over and a new one just begun. [John Lennon] A Question Worth Answering. Read more

I’ve spent years studying and considering the nature, function, and future of the Church. While some see no future for the church, I have hope: granted, that hope is small. I’ve written five books centering on what the Church needs to do to move forward. While they’ve been widely read by people in the Church, they’ve fallen empty on the ears of the hierarchical structure of the Institutional Church: they have no desire to listen. They actually see nothing wrong… Read more

Who is welcomed at your table? Read more

When I look into the Collective Narrative, when I open my heart to the Divine, there are actions, ideas, I will not allow to exist, to occur, or to tolerate in any way, shape of form. Read more

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