Evangelicals, Emergents, & the Gender/Power Issue, Pt. 2

In the first post, I promised two suggestions and two questions, and I'll get to those straight away. But first, who invited Don? There is no better pop-culture commentary on issues of gender and power than the popular AMC show Mad Men. In fact, it's the undercurrent that makes the storyline so compelling. There is the thin, always well-dressed and attractive veneer of "traditional" relationships between men and women, women taking the decidedly subservient role to the working (m)ad men. They … [Read more...]

Evangelicals, Emergents, & the Gender/Power Issue, Pt. 1

[Part 2 here.]Earlier this week, I tweeted this:I was surprised by the response, mostly affirming that this may in fact be the case. I admit that it was kind of a shot in the dark. I also admit that this is not a particular area of academic expertise or extensive experience for me.Because of that, I want to frame this two-part series as a similar kind of proposal, rather than a definitive word on the subject. I want to make two primary suggestions, and then ask two big questions … [Read more...]

Crazy Genesis and the Messy God

So, I'm attempting to read the Bible in a year (thanks Bible app), and it's a chronological plan, so I've been in Job and Genesis so far. Fact is, I've never actually completed one of these plans. Typically, right about now, I get off track and chuck it, opting for topical and devotional reading instead. And, reading books. And...blogs. It's very unevangelical of me.And not very pastoral at all.But I'm hoping this'll be lucky '13, and so far, so good.Anyway, Job was actually nothing … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll & the Empty Politic of Evangelicalism

We evangelicals have a problem.And the problem is, simply put, that we do not know how to tell the truth.If that sounds harsh, hear what I mean: it is not that we don't think we are telling the truth (we do), it is that we have so constructed the "master signifiers" of our faith and life that we no longer know how to be really, deeply honest - with ourselves or with the world. And, unfortunately, it is the world that is the most painfully aware of this.I've spent a good deal of … [Read more...]

REVIEW: JR Woodward’s Creating a Missional Culture

the former location of our church plant, Dwell, in Burlington, VT I am way late with this review.Not that I had a deadline or anything, but I purchased my Kindle copy of J.R. Woodward’sCreating a Missional Culture sometime in the early summer, and I just finished it a week or so ago. That is, probably, a telling glimpse into my life of late - reading time is difficult to come by with two tiny kids (1 and 2.5 years old), and some recent (intense) transition that has been pretty draining. The … [Read more...]

My Nine Eleven

In the spirit of remembrance, here’s what I remember.9/11 was a pivotal spiritual moment. It was a pivotal intellectual moment. And that’s because it was a pivotal cultural moment.22 years old, and I saw things as they happened. Waking slowly in the living room of my grandfather’s house situated on a golf course in South Carolina, and no doubt dreaming of the day’s round, it was hard to believe. Didn’t seem real at first which is to say it didn’t seem that important. I couldn’t figure out … [Read more...]


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