Jesus said: “Take up your SWORD and follow me?” (Army Chaplain Propaganda)

  Do you remember that wonderful verse in the Gospel of 2nd Hesitations? You know the one in chapter 9 verse 23 — “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their SWORD daily and follow me.”[1] Here is a way to literally apply that verse… U.S. Army Chaplains serve both [Read More...]

Fired for Attending a Rob Bell Conference, but then…

Yesterday I listened to Rob Bell’s sermon from two weeks ago called: “The Village Elder.”  He takes almost an hour to expound a robust theology of aging while remaining fresh and innovative for the kingdom.  I cannot recommend this particular sermon enough! In this talk, Rob tells of a story from a year ago July [Read More...]

So, What's The Story Anyway? A Brief Intro to Narrative Theology

Many of you have probably heard language on this blog and in the Christian-world about narrative or storied approaches to the bible.  In my previous post, I have equipped you with some tools to dig into and “enter” this conversation.  I encourage you to read through these books one by one because it will lay [Read More...]

Quote to Ponder: Is Giving to Charity the Easy Way Out? Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

I would like to invite you to share your thoughts on the following quote.  It has been challenging to me for over a year now!  I understand that pulling anything out of its larger context leaves some gaps.  My hope is that you will not feel a “judgmental” vibe coming through what these New Monastic [Read More...]


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