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May 16, 2014
There’s a Disturbance in the Evangelical Force (Hint: It’s the Gays)
First, Fred tells us that Steve Chalke's fantastic and robust Oasis ministry has been kicked...
May 12, 2014
Can You Be Evangelical and Gay-Affirming?
I don't think so — at least not yet — and I'll try to make...
May 08, 2014
Seminaries: Training People to Repair Phone Booths
In the video above, the realities of seminary today are explicating, and it should be...
May 06, 2014
Kirk Cameron Says Forget Gay Marriage, Let’s Go After the Fornicators!
Kirk says the threat to marriage isn't outside the church, it's inside the church:...
April 28, 2014
The Rabbi Wonders When We’ll Discover Our Communal Gag Reflex
This post is by my dear friend, Rabbi Joseph Edelheit, in which he reflects from...
April 22, 2014
A Public Condemnation of Jews for Jesus
The always-offensive evangelistic group, Jews for Jesus, released the above video just in time for...
April 15, 2014
Five Reasons You Probably Shouldn’t Attend a Christian Seder
It's Passover until this evening, and lots of Christians — especially evangelicals — are attending...
March 27, 2014
Let’s Talk about What Happened Yesterday at World Vision [UPDATED]
I'm not going to recount the facts. Others have done that. I'm going to tell...
March 26, 2014
This Is an Important Moment for Progressive Christians
In the struggle for who gets to define the gospel in 21st century America —...
March 25, 2014
Youth Workers Are Still My People
Above you can watch Jeff Chu deliver one of the two talks at last week's...
March 24, 2014
World Vision to Hire Gays
Some might call this shocking. I just call it another domino falling: World Vision's American...
March 18, 2014
Is There Such a Thing a Progressive Youth Ministry?
That's the question we're trying to answer this week in Chicago. In a partnership with...
March 14, 2014
A Very Important Question
March 12, 2014
Phyllis Tickle Is 80 Today!
Today we celebrate the 80th birthday of Phyllis Tickle, a friend and mentor to so...
March 06, 2014
How Mark Driscoll Gamed the Publishing Game
Years ago, Rick Warren finagled his way onto the bestseller lists. Before Purpose-Driven Life came...
March 06, 2014
Evangelical Pastor Turns Pro-Gay
Ken Wilson, pastor of Vineyard Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has just published a book...
March 03, 2014
This Is Normal Now
The above landed on our doorstep yesterday morning. At breakfast, I held it up and...
February 26, 2014
Why Is Moorohler Nervous? Because Evangelicals Are Embracing Gay Marriage
The evangelical intelligentsia is very, very nervous. That's because opposition to same sex marriage is...
February 25, 2014
Can You Be Pro-Gay and Stay Evangelical? Yes…and No
My friend Jonathan Merritt and Kirsten Powers co-penned a piece on the Daily Beast titled, "Conservative...
February 18, 2014
Evangelicals and their (Bad) Movies
I had thought we were past this. Honestly. Movies that are blatantly written and produced...
February 06, 2014
Here, in living color, we see the church's failure to engage an entire generation: The...
January 29, 2014
Which Side of the Cross Are You On?
Scot McKnight made an interesting observation this week: But the Abelardian and Girardian have an...
January 15, 2014
Phyllis Tickle and Nadia Bolz-Weber Switch Bodies!!!
This photo went viral last week: Here's a photo essay by Courtney Perry about how...
January 14, 2014
What Is It about Christianity21?
Before last week, Doug and I hadn't run a Christianity21 conference since 2009. We'd run...
January 13, 2014
One of the Most Sacred Encounters I’ve Ever Had
The Reverend Joy Bennett serving me communion on August 30, 2012. It happened on August...
January 10, 2014
God Has Died…And He Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life
I'm at Christianity21 this week, a gathering produced by Doug Pagitt, Sarah Cunningham, and Your...
December 26, 2013
My 2013 Predictions = Meh
I didn't do so great on my three predictions for the Year in Religion 2013:...
December 09, 2013
What’s Up at Jericho Books?
Late last week, Hachette Book Group announced that Wendy Grisham was being let go,...
December 06, 2013
Question the Bible. Don’t Worry, It Can Handle It.
As part of my work with sparkhouse, I was involved with the launch of lectionary-based...
December 02, 2013
Because You’ve Been Asking for a Reality Show Starring Ed Young, Jr.
Forget Duck Dynasty. The Texas Mega-Pastor, Ed Young, Jr., is poised to have his own...
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