I’m Not Sure Tolerance Is The Right Word

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…]

This Memorial Weekend, I’ll be Doing Something Disruptively Different

Over our 241 year history, the USA have been at war for 219 of those years, or just about 91% of the time. Some might argue, many of those wars were Just Wars. A Just War? From whose point of view? [Read more…]

Your Own Cultural Jesus

Followers of Jesus think, “Let’s get out from behind these walls, ready to get messy, live dangerously, and help those in our community who need help” [Read more…]

Is Love an emotion or an action?

When we meet someone for the first time, we need to be open to falling in love with them; no matter who they are. Because when we do, we are willing to go to the extreme, get messy, helping them. [Read more…]

Why I Fear A Christian Nation

I fear the idea of a Christian Nation. Why? Because, at no point in history, has making Christianity the Official Religion of any place, shown positive results. [Read more…]

Is Exclusion Persecution?

I normally don’t listen to Preachers on the radio. Why? Well, to say it kindly, they don’t speak to me; they always start in one place, love, and end in another place, judgement and law; besides, I find most rather boring, and unrealistic. Most of what they say is off base from what Jesus shares [Read More…]

Following Makes You A Follower

Doctrine does not determine who is a follower of Christ, following the teachings of Jesus does. [Read more…]

The Church Can’t Dance

I’m your average nerdy white guy; I dance like your average nerdy white guy. Given that, guess what, I still give it my best shot. I’m willing to get on the dance floor, flailing my arms around, jumping around like a crazy man, even if I’m dancing off beat, I dance. I don’t care if [Read More…]

The One Thing Killing the Church Today is….

The feed me crowd take the words of Jesus to Peter, “If you love me, feed my sheep” to mean, “It’s the pastor’s, and others, responsibility to feed me, because I’m one of the sheep of Jesus.” But what they forget, is that a shepherd leads the sheep to an open field, where the sheep graze in community, feeding themselves. [Read more…]

Beging a Dangerous Church

I’m a firm believer that we are called to reach out, and with love, to embrace the dirty [the lepers], the hard [the shepherds]; those with the sharp-edges of live sticking out all over them [the merchant]; those screaming as they’re pushed to the side, seeking only to be wanted [the tax collector]. It’s unfortunate [Read More…]