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December 22, 2014
Limping Into the New Year — A Christmas Diagnosis
I am limping out of 2014 and into 2015. One week ago today, I had...
December 12, 2014
Peace in Platte
I'm back in South Dakota for a few days. It's the last hunt of the...
November 14, 2014
Am I Afraid of Atheism?
Revolution Church — which was founded by Jay Bakker and has followed him from Phoenix...
September 29, 2014
Transgender Teens Are the Next Target of Minnesota Bigots
The above full-page ad was run on the back of the Sunday sports section in...
September 15, 2014
Official Seminary Response
As a blogger, one never knows. Most posts are crickets. Sometimes, a post captures the...
September 09, 2014
A Tale of Three Seminaries
The Twin Cities boasts three Protestant seminaries (forgive me if I don't consider John Piper's...
September 02, 2014
Same As It Ever Was
So, I took 6 weeks off of the Internet, and I feel fine. Didn't miss...
June 20, 2014
50 Years of a Great Thing
This weekend, my family will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the little cabin in...
June 16, 2014
What Is Home?
That's the question that my friend, Lily Percy, asked me in the On Being studio...
February 04, 2014
Am I Distinguished? (Don’t Answer That)
Yesterday I started teaching two classes at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Never...
October 18, 2013
I’m Thinking about Baptismal Regeneration as I Sit By the Fire
Because that's the subject of this week's QTH. It's not really turning my crank this...
July 22, 2013
Hunting and Writing: Not That Far Apart
Hunting, I predict, will be the next hipster activity. Having taken to carving their own...
July 15, 2013
It’s a Court System, Not a Justice System
Years ago, in the midst of my divorce, I was sitting in therapy, again bemoaning...
July 02, 2013
The Day that Minnesota Saved America
One hundred and fifty years ago today, the First Minnesota Volunteer Regiment performed a military...
May 14, 2013
On the Right Side of History on Gay Marriage
I realize that it is a grandiose claim to say that, regarding marriage equality, I...
May 13, 2013
I'd like to have some chickens in my backyard, but they're not allowed in my...
May 13, 2013
Marriage Equality and a Day of Celebration
Last night, Courtney and I were on hand to help our dear friend, Jay...
April 29, 2013
Atheist Undergrad to Christian Pastor: Don’t Be a Dick
When I first arrived on the campus of St. Cloud State University in January to...
April 09, 2013
Can Jay Bakker Redeem Minnesota?
A month ago, my friend Jay Bakker and his wife, Karin, arrived in Minnesota. They...
February 09, 2013
Democrats Applaud Gay Marriage, Republicans Sit on their Hands
File under "A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words":
February 07, 2013
Lady Gaga, the Youth Pastor
Last night, I ended up at the Lady Gaga concert at the Xcel Energy Center...
December 06, 2012
Marriage Changes. Get Over It.
Do you think that Jerry Kill should be able to marry? Jerry Kill is the...
November 15, 2012
Teen Won’t Be Confirmed because He Supports Gay Rights
Rose French of the Star Tribune reports: A Catholic priest in northwest Minnesota is refusing...
November 12, 2012
More Election Rehash: Citizens United, Gay Marriage, and Republican Democrats
I've got to think that no one breathed a bigger sigh of relief on election...
October 04, 2012
Minnesota Vikings Square Off Over Gay Marriage
Around Minnesota, punter Chris Kluwe is something of a legend. Sure, he's a good punter....
October 04, 2012
Homeschooler Says He Didn’t Learn about Plagiarism
Interesting story in this morning's StarTribune. Matt Rustad, a school board member in St. Francis,...
August 02, 2012
Everyday Spirituality: Gardening
Part of an ongoing series on Everyday Spirituality. And the Lord God planted a garden in...
July 10, 2012
A Church Votes 29-22 Against a Gay Pastor
An interesting and engaging piece in the StarTribune today about a small Lutheran church in...
June 28, 2012
Where Is God’s Wrath Burning Now?
In the past couple years, John Piper has been outspoken about any number of tragedies,...
June 14, 2012
Growing Up in the 70s: The Boy Who Liked Deer
My friend Jim and I are going to see Rush in concert in September. That's...
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