10 Things I Hate About Blogging – A Love / Hate Relationship

My favorite movie of all time is the teen flick, “10 Things I Hate About You” featuring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger.  I mean, the acting is incredible and O… the love story… makes my heart melt every time.  Who can resist a love / hate relationship kind of plot? Well, Ok… this isn’t even [Read More...]

Fatherhood, Faith, and Gender Stereotypes (Morgan Guyton)

I went to see the Tree of Life a few weekends ago after preaching a sermon on the agonizing journey Abraham took with his son Isaac up Mt. Moriah to offer him as a sacrifice. There seems an inherent emotional violence in relationships between first-born sons and their fathers. As a father and first-born son, [Read More...]

The Christian Diaspora Revisited (Author, Ian Morgan Cron)

I moved my family from Connecticut to Nashville exactly one year ago. It wasn’t long after we arrived in the “buckle of the Bible belt” that I began to meet Jesus followers who I call the “Christian diaspora.” The word diaspora is derived from a Greek word meaning “a scattering of seeds.” It refers to [Read More...]

New Worship Songs for Progressive Christian Faith Communities (Brian Brandsmeier)

Progressive Christianity has a lot of things in its favor: thoughtful theology, rich tradition, social engagement, etc. But too often it’s missing one important factor: passion. Some people probably gravitate to more conservative churches because, frankly, they’re bored and uninspired by worship at progressive churches. But it’s possible to be progressive and passionate. One important [Read More...]


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