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May 08, 2012
Brian McLaren, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Lauren Winner, Shane Hipps, Bruce Reyes-Chow, Lillian Daniel, and Mark Scandrette Walk Into a Bar…
I am extremely proud of this product for congregational study and adult faith formation. The...
April 18, 2012
This May Become the First Truly Flat Church
The Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand was destroyed by an earthquake. Since it will take...
April 12, 2012
There’s No Theology Like Reformed Theology
This amazing ad came in the "Dollars and Sense" mailer last week. Comments very welcome.
March 26, 2012
Stop Praying In Church
Aloud, that is. That's my contribution to the Pomomusings series, "(Re)Imaging Chrisitianity: This post is...
March 15, 2012
They're shaking up the Church of England: A handful of big evangelically-minded parishes now exercise...
March 10, 2012
Women Who Oppose Women
Women who oppose women bishops, that is, in the Church of England: The Church of...
February 09, 2012
Clergy Taxes Made Easier
Do you perform "sacerdotal functions"? If so, and if you're "ordained" -- yes, those are...
January 22, 2012
A Flat Church in Action
If I had the chance to do my dissertation research today, instead of 2005, there...
January 16, 2012
Please Don’t Start another Non-Profit
Chris Heuertz, who has been faithfully running an anti-trafficking organization for two decades, has some...
December 30, 2011
Should Churches Be Able to Build Anywhere?
According to a federal law passed in 2000, the answer is basically yes. To wit,...
December 24, 2011
A Christmas Song from Solomon’s Porch
December 09, 2011
The Bible Made Impossible: Part Three – The Fatal Flaw
This post is part of a three-part series on The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism...
November 29, 2011
Tom Arthur: Denominations Are Like Multi-Site Churches
Tom Arthur, pastor of a small UMC church, is "haunted" by the foreclosure of the...
October 28, 2011
St Paul’s Full for Noon Eucharist
If you've been following the ups and downs of Occupy London at St. Paul's Cathedral,...
October 24, 2011
Women Bishops Coming to Church of England?
Alternate headline: "Church of England Edges Closer to 20th Century": The Church of England cleared...
October 10, 2011
More Bad News for the (Mainline) Church
I spent some time last week with a group of mainline clergy. They were truly...
October 01, 2011
Working on Your Sermon?
If you're preaching tomorrow, you might be looking for a little inspiration. Well, let me...
September 29, 2011
Will Church Plants Be Banned from Public Schools?
It has been common practice among church planters to start their churches in public schools:...
September 23, 2011
Spiritual But Not Religious – Defended
Kate Blanchard, a religious studies professor, pushes back on Lillian Daniel, whose post about spiritual...
September 23, 2011
Who Is Shane Hipps?
Well, he's the guy who will be the lead teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible...
September 22, 2011
Report: Clergy Are the Happiest about their Job
We clergy sometimes complain about our jobs, to be sure. But my experience bears out...
September 12, 2011
Church Planters Academy = WOMEN!
This November, I'll be helping Doug Pagitt host the first-ever Church Planters Academy. We're holding...
August 19, 2011
If Jürgen Moltmann Planted a Church – Part Two
This is part of a series based on chapters four and five of my new...
July 18, 2011
Leadership Lessons from Mumford and Sons
At Faith& Leadership, Jason Byassee was surprised to find leadership lessons at a Mumford and...
May 11, 2011
Are You an Acts 2 Church?
If I've heard it once, I've heard it a thousand times: some erstwhile young church...
May 10, 2011
What Jim Wallis Might Be Missing
So, it seems that Jim Wallis* has gotten into a bit of a kerfuffle for...
February 08, 2011
How to Take Communion
My dissertation, like any, uses a lot of resources (390 footnotes, and counting) and tries...
November 22, 2010
How Long Can We Keep Preaching Christ's Coming?
Over at The Hardest Question, a lectionary preaching blog curated by the mischievous, Russell Rathbun,...
November 15, 2010
Stir It Up this Sunday
Over at the lectionary blog that I help curate, TheHardestQuestion.org, I used the video response...
September 17, 2010
I'm currently working on chapter four of my dissertation, in which I will use Jürgen...
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