Can You Be a Sold-out Christian in the Suburbs?

I think the answer to my title question is a simple “yes.” I just wrote a book called Risky Gospel on “ordinary” Christianity. But here’s the thing: I don’t simply want Christians to accept that it’s okay to live in the ‘burbs. I want to infuse all of life with gospel passion driven by what I [Read More...]

Shooting Sacred Evangelical Cows: Coffee, Again

A few quick words of reply to the conversation that has surfaced over my post a few days about coffee. There are nearly 15,000 Starbucks locations worldwide.  5000 Dunkin’ Donuts in the US.  This is to say nothing of Caribou Coffee, Tim Hortons, and local coffee houses.  Clearly, coffee is no longer a boutique product.  [Read More...]

Cinnabons, “Conditioned Hypereating”, and Christian Faith

New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert has just published “Why Are Americans Fat?“, a fun and somewhat morbid review essay of a number of recent books that tackle the national and international obesity epidemic.  Here are some selections from the essay, followed by a few comments from me. (Picture: New Yorker) The state of the matter: [Read More...]


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