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December 06, 2012
The Cost of Living Out the Sermon on the Mount
The Sermon is Jesus’ invitation to know God’s perfect love so well that the impulses...
December 03, 2012
Puppies and the Kingdom of God
Some people may think that I'm "over the top" when it comes to dealing with...
October 16, 2012
Red Letter Dialogues: Review and Introduction (Claiborne and Campolo)
By re-focusing our attention on the basics, the red letters of the Bible, these authors...
September 17, 2012
If I wasn’t Anabaptist, I’d probably become Anglican – Reflections on an ancient-future faith orientation
The more I’ve experienced the worship of high church liturgy, the more I’ve found myself...
August 27, 2012
Christian Politics – Speak truth. Be truth. That’s it!
Speak truth. Be truth. That’s it! That’s how I’d summarize the role of Christians in...
August 02, 2012
Church Plant Journal #3: Prayer Partners (#SeattlePlant2013)
In the summer of 2013, I will be relocating with my wife and a core...
July 01, 2012
What did St. Francis mean by “Preach the Gospel at All Times?”
I was really impressed by my friend Jamie Arpin-Ricci's article over at the Huffington Post....
June 27, 2012
What’s the Story Anyway? A Brief Intro to Narrative Theology
***Repost from August 2010. I might nuance some things a tad differently now, but the...
June 20, 2012
It’s the End of the World as We Know It: the truth about the end times
The REM song from the late 80’s should be on any 2012 playlist. In the...
June 18, 2012
Thin Places and the Missional Church: Practices that shape intentional faith communities
When I attended / taught a seminar at Soularize this past October, I had the...
June 15, 2012
Godspeed: Making Christ’s Mission Your Own
Check out the Patheos Book Club page for Godspeed here! God is on a mission....
May 31, 2012
How Kids Ministry Fits into Missional Community / Incarnational Church Plants
May 30, 2012
Church Plant Journal #1: Calling (video blog)
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May 24, 2012
RE-Membering Memorial Day
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May 10, 2012
I’m Done Dating Jesus Online
Maybe you’ve seen the commercials for the various online dating sites. The latest claim is...
May 01, 2012
Alan Hirsch – What is incarnational mission and How do we start living it out?
An important point for those of us dreaming of a fresh inbreaking of God's reign!
April 16, 2012
Hell Yes. Hell No! Or Who the Hell Cares? (Part 1 – Intro & Love Wins)
The following is part of a series on Hell, partially as a response to the...
April 05, 2012
The Easter Surprise – Resurrection Changes Everything
When you are small, the wonder of an Easter egg hunt is exiting. But as...
March 28, 2012
Shane Claiborne on What the Gospel is FOR! (video interview)
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March 04, 2012
Missional Anabaptist Church Planting Conference w/ Stuart Murray in So. Cal (or webcast)
What does it mean to follow Jesus in a changing culture, in which the Christian...
November 28, 2011
Who Do You Say Jesus Is? Liberal, Conservative, Hyper-Fundy, Pop, or Some Other Inadequate Stereotype
Jesus asks Peter: Who do you say I am? Peter answers: You are the Messiah,...
November 15, 2011
Salvation is all about me… I get to be with God
Last week I was sitting in a Starbucks and my table was next to two...
October 28, 2011
Bi-Vocational Seminary Grads Should Be Trained Bi-Vocationally! (Future of Seminary)
Editor’s Note: This article is part of an online symposium, “Does Seminary Have a Future?”...
October 24, 2011
Am I Part of the 99% or the 1%? (Scattered Thoughts on #OccupyWallStreet and Global Poverty)
For the past several weeks, many of us who believe that the economic values of...
October 17, 2011
Beware, Or You Too May Be – Left Below! (When the Simpsons and Harold Camping Collide)
Leave it to Homer Simpson to help us understand the "end times" better. Beware, or...
October 11, 2011
The World is Cracked and Maybe That’s Just the Way it is
A few years ago I was on my way to a speaking engagement in LA. ...
September 26, 2011
I’m not a Christian blogger, I’m a blogger who’s a Christian.
When high school neared its end, a trend started within the Christian music industry. Some...
September 20, 2011
The Good News of King Jesus is Better than 4 Laws!: Reflections on The King Jesus Gospel by Scot McKnight
If you grew up in the church, there’s a chance that the Four Spiritual Laws...
September 08, 2011
The New “War” on Terror: 9/11 and Jesus’ Approach to Enemies of the State
This past week I was invited to speak at a youth event, which had servanthood...
September 05, 2011
God’s Middle Finger – When the Divine Says “Up Yours”
When we cling to the sword, we flip the cross upside down to use it...
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