Who Says Radio Is Dead?

I’m going to be on Air America Minnesota on Saturday, 3/11, from 2-3pm CST, for Bob Hill and Dawn Morningstar’s program, “Delicious Conversation,” to talk about progressive and Christ-centered Christianity.website: http://www.airamericaminnesota.com/index.phplisten live: http://www.airamericaminnesota.com/streamaudio.html Read more

The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture…

…is the title of a book by my long-time friend, Shane Hipps. Shane has set up an excellent website to promote the book (showing that he gets media, and shaming a lot of less savvy authors (like yours truly) in the process.But, more importantly, this book must be read by you. As someone who finds “video venue” churches theologically abhorrent, I think Shane’s work is extremely helpful. He provides a needed theoretical-theological scrim for making decisions about the use of… Read more

Video Killed the Radio Star

I’ll be on the radio twice this week, for those of you who are really bored and lonely.On Tuesday, I’ll be on the Kim Jeffries Show on KTIS 900AM in the Twin Cities (and some other stations in the Upper Midwest) from 12:30 – 1:00pm CST. I’ll be talking about The Sacred Way. You can listen to a live stream here.On Wednesday, I’ll be on the Louie Free Radio Show (in Youngstown, OH) WASN 1500AM, sometime between 8 and noon… Read more

Synagogue 3000

It’s now been a week since I left my new friends at Synagogue 3000. Others, particularly Ryan Bolger, have already blogged about the substance of the meeting. I, instead, will blog about my personal experience there. [UPDATE: May I also commend to you these blog posts about the event: Synablog and Scott Collins-Jones.]I spend a lot of time at Christian institutions — in the last three months I’ve presented at places as diverse as Princeton Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological… Read more

What In The World?

In my illustrious career, I have now been mention twice by “What In The World!” (sic, “!” instead of “?”). What in the world is “What In The World!”, you ask. Why, it’s “A news service from Bob Jones University helping believers find out what the devil is up to.”In 2000, I made Volume 27, Number 03:A series of articles on “seven trends to watch in the next decade,” published in Youthworker (1-2/00), includes the “good news” of the rising… Read more

Have You Gotten…

…your mug yet? Read more

UBC-Waco

I actually don’t preach very often, although I have a couple opportunities to do so this winter. Last Sunday, I was afforded the great opportunity to preach at UBC-Waco. It was the 11th birthday of UBC, having been founded by Chris Seay those years ago. It’s also the home church of the David Crowder Band, and he and the boyz were there on Sunday. They’ve been home for a couple months.It’s also, unfortunately, the church that is now infamous for… Read more

Journey – Dallas, TX

I had the wonderful opportunity of spending last weekend at the community of Journey, in Dallas, Texas. Really, it would be impossible for me to do justicce in a blog post to the wonderful people there and their un-hyperlinked pastor, Danielle Shroyer. It’s a great group of people who love each other in a way that, I must say, I haven’t ever before experienced at a church. Plus, the folks there are creative, young, and sassy.I also had the (mis)fortune… Read more

I've written a piece on Emergent for Next Wave

You can find it here. Read more

My Kids — TV Stars!

Watch it here (I had to open it in IE — it didn’t work in Firefox).Mine are the two stars — Lily asks for “Size 4, please” (notice the manners), and Tanner is wearing the red helmet (his idea). Read more