Revelation 17: The Whore, The Empire, and A Tale of Two Cities [observations and sermon download]

  If you follow this blog regularly (and my Facebook and Twitter feeds), you probably have noticed that I’ve been doing some research on the book of Revelation. Last week, I posted what I think will be the first of several scattered posts about my findings as I study the book [Corrective Strategies and Themes [Read More...]

America’s Unforgivable Youth: What Lupe Fiasco can Teach the Church

Growing up, I developed a love for rap music. Yep. Many of you are shocked. I don’t fit the stereotype. I also used to be heavily involved in skateboarding. Some of my best memories include solo sessions on my board popping kick-flips to the rhythms of a smooth hip-hop track. It’s probably the closest I [Read More...]

Is preaching nonviolence bad for evangelism?

Many in the evangelical realm, especially pastors and lay leaders committed to church growth, believe that proclaiming the revolutionary vision of nonviolence and Kingdom allegiance is antithetical to evangelism. In other words, some folks (with good intentions) worry that emphasizing an Anabaptist (peace and justice) ethic might make the Gospel unattractive in our American context. [Read More...]

DJesus UnCrossed SNL Skit and the Violence of American Christianity

Warning, the following video has violent and bloody imagery. If this offends you, do not watch the SNL skit. Many have written about this skit over the past couple of days. My view is that their reflections are suffient so I’m going to link to them. Briefly, let me say that I believe that only [Read More...]


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