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...]

John Stott Passes, Leaving Behind a Legacy for Younger Evangelicals

Pastor and theologian John Stott passed away today at the age of 90. The more I read him, the more I am blessed that he made room for some of us younger evangelicals to wrestle with many difficult theological issues of our day. He believed: evolution and Scripture are compatible, in a conditional immortality view [Read More...]

I’m Done With Living Like a Christian

Something happened last week.  I went on a retreat with an amazing spiritual director / teacher named Jan Johnson.  By the end of our time together I realized that I’m done with living like a Christian. I’m done serving the poor. I’m done going the extra mile. I’m done being a husband who strives to [Read More...]


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