Changing our Lenses on Crime and Punishment – a restorative justice view

My friend Ben Corey wrote a great set of blogs on our justice system and the connection to theology. His blog, How a Poor Theology of the Cross Created America’s Broken Justice System, frames the discussion well…. read, read, read it! In the following blog post, I want to come alongside the great work that [Read More...]

Markers of a church planting movement #9: (a)Political

This is the ninth and FINAL post in a series exploring the broad vision for our church plant in Seattle. If you want to know more about that project, check out my Church Plant category   For the rest of this specific series, go here. ———————————————————————————————————————————— (a)Political The kingdom of God isn’t directionally challenged; it transcends “left” or “right” [Read More...]

North Korea may bomb the hell out of us and blow us to smithereens, yet we will cling to the instability of hope

  ***I wrote this article prior to the events in Boston, otherwise my title would have been a bit more sensitive. My prayers go out to the victims and their families. At the moment, I have the unfortunate luck to commute about an hour to and from work every day. Don’t get me wrong, I [Read More...]

Drone Strikes: the New Crucifixion

[Yesterday and Today on Pangea, I'm highlighting an important issue: Drone Strikes. Our nation increasingly uses unmanned drones to "hit" targets in the so-called war on terror. In the process, many innocent women, men, and children have been unjustly killed. An unfortunate side-effect of this (beyond death itself) is the reputation these unjust attacks bring [Read More...]