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March 31, 2013
BREAKING: Jesus Defeats Death!
Happy Easter, everyone! Just wanted to share this completely awesome sketch by Paul Soupiset for...
March 29, 2013
He Died for You
Many Christians struggle to understand this day, Good Friday. We're told, "Jesus died for you,"...
March 28, 2013
A Tomato on the Seder Plate
For the second year in a row, Rabbi Joseph Edelheit graciously invited Courtney, the kids,...
March 27, 2013
Explaining Good Friday To Your Kids [VIDEO]
You could use words. Or, better yet, you could show this amazing video from sparkhouse:
March 21, 2013
I’m Warming to the Pope
Ultimately, I am a pragmatist. People occasionally say to me, "I don't believe in divorce."...
March 13, 2013
Church Planters Academy Announced
The Church Planters Academy August 15-17, 2013 $145 (by March 31) $195 (April –...
January 23, 2013
The Fuller Seminary of Malaysia
I've given three lectures so far in Malaysia. The first was on ministry uses of...
December 22, 2012
A Parable (That Really Happened)
One day, a youth pastor was summoned to the senior pastor's office, and he was...
December 03, 2012
Best Advent Hymns
In seminary, I took a class from then-provost-now-president Richard Mouw. He began every class with...
November 20, 2012
The Emergent Church Isn’t Dead — Here’s Proof
I was in Dallas over the weekend (at the National Youth Workers Convention), and I...
November 12, 2012
Some Stuff Doesn’t Suck – Mini-Reviews
I've been inundated with great stuff lately. Piles of books surround me in my home...
November 06, 2012
Rowan Williams’s Legacy: Christianity Is a Cultural Tradition, Not a Big Idea
That's the message of British theologian, Theo Hobson: To put it bluntly, [Rowan Williams] has...
October 29, 2012
Rhinestone Jeans Are Ruining Pews
Ladies (and gentlemen), it seems that the bling on your jeans is defacing the pews...
October 28, 2012
Good News for the Missional Church
Jonny Baker, long time observer of all things missional and emergent, reports in from a...
October 27, 2012
A Church for Freaks?
Scott Paeth has been thinking about what kind of church he might fit. It is,...
October 12, 2012
Rob Bell Wants You to Take Communion More
Bo has posted about his recent interview with Rob Bell: In the most recent episode...
October 10, 2012
Bad Lip Reading…For Hymns
If you've not been following Bad Lip Reading on YouTube, you should. Here, for instance,...
October 03, 2012
Killing Church Programs – What the Church Can Learn from Apple and Google
In your latest update to Apple's free program, iTunes, Ping is gone. It's disappeared. What...
October 01, 2012
Church Grants Forgiveness, with Strings Attached
Today, the feminist-punk-collective Pussy Riot was supposed to have a hearing. It was delayed...
August 02, 2012
Leaving the SBC
That's what Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. did last month. Their pastor, Amy Butler, wrote...
August 01, 2012
Why Liberal Christianity (Too Often) Sucks
Among the most interesting memes floating around the blogosphere this summer is the will-liberal-christianity-survive-or-will-it-die-or-is-there-a-great-liberal-awakening-happening? meme....
July 27, 2012
Is “Life of Brian” an Anti-Christian Film? [VIDEO]
I've never thought so. I've always thought it an incredibly incisive satire of church and...
July 25, 2012
My Kids Aren’t in Sunday School
In thinking about Michael's post yesterday, I was imagining what a difference it makes to...
July 07, 2012
Presbyterians Reject Same Sex Marriage
Yesterday, at their General Assembly, the PC(USA) followed the United Methodists and rejected a proposal...
June 25, 2012
What To Do After You Leave the Ministry?
David Hayward -- the "Naked Pastor" -- has some advice, and it's good. A struggling...
June 25, 2012
Leaving a Denomination with Honor
Jason Stellman recently left the Presbyterian Church in America, a conservative, Reformed denomination that...
June 12, 2012
The Cross Is Where God Is
That's Nadia Bolz-Weber's message in the new adult faith formation resource, Animate, that I've been...
June 04, 2012
“Women In Ministry” – I’m Over It.
Kudos for RHE running a week-long series on mutuality. And to Scot McKnight for his...
May 21, 2012
When Should a Church Schism?
I took a lot of heat from my Methodist friends last week for suggesting that...
May 15, 2012
The Future of Preaching
I'm sitting in the Buckhead Theater in Atlanta, about the take the stage with Doug...
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