Liberating Women For Ministry (Summary Article @ Throw Mountains)

Hey friends!  I wanted to point your attention to an article I wrote for Throw Mountains, blog.  It is on the subject of women in ministry and is a condensed version of my series, “Liberating Women for Ministry.”  Also, you should know that this is a great blog to frequent as many gifted writers are [Read More...]

Biggness, Smallness, and the Image of God – Reflections on God as Creator, part 3

Now, lets think about the life of Jesus.  How does he have to say about us in our smallness?  There is one episode in the Gospel of Luke that gives us something to ponder about our role as image-bearers.  Luke 20.20 starts the story: 20 Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who [Read More...]

Augustine, Evolution, and Two Books

Although I tend to disagree with St. Augustine on several issues, he paid us a great debt through his concept of the “Two Books.”  He held that we ought to approach the quest for knowledge by holding together the two sacred forms of revelation that God has given to humanity: the Book of Scripture and [Read More...]

Biggness, Smallness, and the Image of God – Reflections on God as Creator, part 2

Lets read the climatic part of this creation poem* (Genesis 1) that as we said earlier is picked up by Psalm 8: 26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over [Read More...]

Watch This… I Laughed So Hard I Cried!!!!! (Antoine Dodson, Web Sensation)

I want to introduce you to internet sensation Antoine Dodson.  His videos will make your heart smile!  Now, the reason behind this original news story is sad, but what came out of it is quite possibly the most hilarious thing you will see all month.  Take five minutes or so and watch the three following [Read More...]

Biggness, Smallness, and the Image of God – Reflections on God as Creator, part 1

When we consider how incredibly vast the universe really is, we become confronted by two realities simultaneously: our smallness, and God’s bigness.  In comparison to the size of everything that God has caused into existence (my life, my story…your life, your story) is very, very small.  On the flip-side, if we consider that the size [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...]

Entering the… "Understanding the Bible as Story" Conversation

Today I want to simply create a list of resources that in my opinion, could help someone enter into the “understanding the Bible as Story” conversation.  Now I do not want to claim that this list is complete or as immaculate as the Virgin Mary, but I do want to suggest that these resources are [Read More...]

Dear Reader… Deconstructing Religion, part 2 (A conversation between friends)

Yesterday I posted my “Dear Reader… Deconstructing Religion– Moving Beyond in and out” and have had multiple responses.  Mostly positive, but one that was a bit skeptical made me realize that I ought to give you a bit more context on the concept of Centered vs Bounded sets in ethics.  My exploration of this was [Read More...]

Dear Reader… Deconstructing Religion – Moving Beyond "in" & "out"

Dear Reader… Growing up, I was taught that there are certain ‘things’ that a person has to do to earn favor with God. Don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t watch certain movies… don’t! In other words, a large part of Christian discipleship was focused on the negation of ‘things’ rather than the freedom that comes from [Read More...]

Video Interview: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, pt 5 (First steps for those interested in New Monasticism?)

I recently had the opportunity to chat via Skype with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.  We discuss everything from his story, to the New Monasticism Movement, to his latest book: “The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture.”  He is also the author of: “God’s Economy: Redefining the Health and Wealth Gospel,” “New Monasticism: What it [Read More...]

Video Interview: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, pt 4 (New book – Wisdom of Stability)

I recently had the opportunity to chat via Skype with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.  We discuss everything from his story, to the New Monasticism Movement, to his latest book: “The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture.”  He is also the author of: “God’s Economy: Redefining the Health and Wealth Gospel,” “New Monasticism: What it [Read More...]

Video Interview: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, pt 3 (A Day in the Life of a New Monastic)

I recently had the opportunity to chat via Skype with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.  We discuss everything from his story, to the New Monasticism Movement, to his latest book: “The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture.”  He is also the author of: “God’s Economy: Redefining the Health and Wealth Gospel,” “New Monasticism: What it [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...]

Video Interview: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, pt 2 (What is New Monasticism?)

I recently had the opportunity to chat via Skype with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.  We discuss everything from his story, to the New Monasticism Movement, to his latest book: “The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture.”  He is also the author of: “God’s Economy: Redefining the Health and Wealth Gospel,” “New Monasticism: What it [Read More...]

Choosing To Trust in Times of Doubt: Sermon (Kurt)

Choosing To Trust in Times of Doubt: Sermon (Kurt) Here is a sermon that I gave this past weekend on the issue of doubt and trust.  It includes be falling off of the stage backwards Many of you have asked, so I thought I’d share this sermon with all of you! *PS – I make [Read More...]

Video Interview: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove ("New Monasticism" author), pt 1

I recently had the opportunity to chat via Skype with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.  We discuss everything from his story, to the New Monasticism Movement, to his latest book: “The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture.”  He is also the author of: “God’s Economy: Redefining the Health and Wealth Gospel,” “New Monasticism: What it [Read More...]

Scrapping the Offering from our Worship Gatherings (Guest Post: Al Molineaux)

What a cool thing it is to connect with so many people, from so many places, and with so many perspectives.  I want to hear from others, about how God is at work in their own theological, philosophical, cultural, and social ethics journey.  For contribution opportunities, go here.  I personally do not endorse everything that [Read More...]

Liberating Women for Ministry! part 5 (Closing Thoughts)

UPDATE: I ACCIDENTALLY POSTED PART 5 BEFORE PART 4! PLEASE READ PART 4 FIRST IF YOU CAN OR GO BACK AND READ IT! This is a series about women in ministry.  I have found that in most evangelical circles, women who are in ministry do not have the same opportunities as men.  Why is this?  [Read More...]


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