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April 19, 2018
Cosmic Signs Don’t Signal a Rapture (Next Week’s Prediction by David Meade)
I thought you might want to know that the rapture is set to occur on...
April 03, 2018
Love is the Only Way: Why I Loved the New Paul Movie (And I’m Not into “Christian Movies,” Typically)
My Interview with writer and director, Andrew Hyatt, of Paul, Apostle of Christ: Subscribe...
March 26, 2018
Revelation’s climactic verse is dirty & powerful (how to avoid spiritual STDs)
I grew up around charts. Big. Scary. Charts. Can you relate? And on these charts...
March 19, 2018
Let’s bring the soul back to biblical scholarship
Recently I had a unique opportunity. I was asked, by members of the Comparative Religion...
February 26, 2018
God for Guns: A Christian Response to Yet Another School Shooting
...many of those who cling more tightly to their weapons at times like this are...
February 08, 2018
Shame Disrupts Shalom: Voices that Pull Us Away from God and Others
The Bible has this grand story it tells, a grand narrative that proclaims a Creator...
January 29, 2018
Decluttering Jesus: Refusing to Give Shame the Last Word
As a pastor, I encounter wonderful people on a regular basis. Many of these folks,...
January 04, 2018
Resisting New Year’s Burnout and the Way of Jesus
It is a new year. That is neat. 2018: we made it. And of...
December 11, 2017
Jesus’ Radical Kingdom Reformation within Judaism (and some stuff about The Reformation)
ust like Luther, and the later reformers 500 years ago, the message of Jesus upset...
October 02, 2017
Value All Human Life: From the Womb to the Tomb
To claim one values human life, such a claim must include all human life.
July 31, 2017
Why Rapture Predictors Are Always Wrong (Revelation in a Nutshell)
You will never correctly predict something that isn't actually in the scriptures.
June 28, 2017
The “Christian” Politics of Stone Throwing
One of the challenges in any era is what to do when there is a...
June 08, 2017
Entering Jesus’ Kingdom of Shalom
Recently, I've spent some time thinking about the kingdom of God. I continue to come back...
May 04, 2017
The Word “Create” Means “Arrange” – Genesis 1 & Science
Last week I wrote about the problem the church is perpetuating: we create atheists by...
December 30, 2016
My Favorite Academic but Accessible Books on St. Paul
In this post, I continue a bit of a series on books I recommend on...
August 25, 2016
Logos 7 is Here! Time to Nerd Out a Bit!
Every time a new version of Logos comes out, I get giddy. This is by...
April 11, 2016
Why Studying the Apostle Paul Matters | In fact, it’s a matter of life & death!
As I announced a couple of weeks ago, my latest project is The Paulcast: A...
October 28, 2015
Presidents Can’t Follow Jesus, So Christians Quit Fighting About It!
It’s impossible to be the president of the United States and to follow Jesus. But...
October 20, 2015
Giving Up on Nonviolence: For Those Who Want to Believe Peace is Possible
The more I watch the news, scroll through my Twitter and Facebook feeds, and listen...
April 28, 2015
Kingdom Politics: In Search of a New Political Imagination for Today’s Church
A NOTE FROM KURT WILLEMS: This is a guest post from two anabaptist thinkers/practitioners who...
February 17, 2015
Lent: Because Sometimes Rich Christians Simply Need to Starve a Little
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” These are powerful words...
December 18, 2014
Why Christians Should Care About Hebron in the West Bank
Hebron. It is the city where one building, separated by bulletproof glass, is both a...
December 08, 2014
We’re not playing the race card; we’re analyzing the racialized deck.
From Kurt: The following post comes from my friend Drew Hart. Read his blog! Also,...
November 18, 2014
10 Podcasts on the Book of Revelation and Empire
Revelation is a book of hope. Revelation is a book of sacrifice. Revelation is a...
October 29, 2014
Why Was Early Christianity So Diverse? – “Orthodoxy,” “Gnosticism” & Mexican Food
Getting along is hard to do. People divide. That’s a fact of human nature. Division...
September 08, 2014
Revelation #1: Anabaptist Apocalyptic Fever, a Fresh Word, and Exile
Yesterday at Pangea Communities we began the LONG journey preaching through the book of Revelation....
May 20, 2014
Sitting at the Feet of a Female Seminary Professor – What Cedarville is Missing!
I attended Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. Amazing experience. I can't recommend it enough! One of...
April 30, 2014
The Only Time Torture was Ever “Good” – water baptisms and state-sanctioned brutality
Sarah Palin's recent comments comparing waterboarding to the baptism of terrorists is creating quite a...
March 24, 2014
The Art of Resistance: Banksy, Remembering, & Hope Beyond Occupation #IsraelPalestine
In what follows I offer another reflection based on my time in Israel/Palestine with The...
February 13, 2014
The Global Immersion Project – everyday peacemakers. global conflict. #IsraelPalestine
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