What I Learned from Arguing with a Pig Farmer

One of the members of the congregation, who happened to be a pig farmer, was enraged by my message and the pastor thought he was in need of a follow-up–so I gave him a call. [Read more…]

Deceived by God’s Word

There is a lot of fear in various Christian circles today that people are being deceived by false gospels that are not grounded in God’s word. It is a very heartfelt sentiment, one that is genuinely concerned for the fate of fellow believers and non-believers alike. [Read more…]

Giveaway: N.T. Wright’s “Simply Good News”

Enter to win a copy of N.T. Wright’s newest book “Simply Good News.” [Read more…]

The real tragedy of Ferguson isn’t on TV

The ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri is a sobering reminder of the state of racial relations in the United States, and of the out-of-control militarization of our police force. But I fear that the real tragedy of Ferguson is that it’s destined to become nothing more than a momentary blip on the radar of history, one that, despite the historically agonizing cries of “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” will result in no meaningful change. [Read more…]

The best Christian book of the year

To read the words of these women who are living out their calling in the face of enormous challenges is simultaneously heart-wrenching and exhilarating. Here is the very Spirit of God moving in the Church, seemingly against all odds. Here are streams running uphill that we simply can’t ignore. [Read more…]

All we rogues together

It’s a beautiful thing when all we rogues, with our heads bowed low, together connect with something bigger, even, than us. [Read more…]

The State Marriage Defense Act. Really, Ted and Mike?

History has a funny way of repeating itself in terribly unfunny ways. It’s difficult to imagine how it is so easy for so many to hunker down on the wrong side of it. [Read more…]

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina Pants

Taking out the old and bringing in the new. [Read more…]