March 27, 2013

Original post on Dear Me, Pardon the profanity, but it’s time that you got your shit together. Yeah, yeah, yeah . . . as the father of three girls, raised by a kick-ass mother and always surrounded by powerful women, you have always fancied yourself a fairly liberated male and one of the “good” guys. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Men have been raising daughters and strong women and have been raising boys since time began. That does not give… Read more

March 21, 2013

A few months ago, I posted some information about a project that I was invited to participate in, the formation of A NEW New Testament, organized by Hal Taussig. If you read the post, from the comments you can see that this book will stir the theological souls of many. Some will feel liberated by discovering new lenses through which humanity may experience the gospel of Jesus Christ, while others will see the project as dangerous and heretical. The book will be released on March 5th [ORDER HERE]… Read more

January 30, 2013

Originally posted on 01.24.13 on As I scanned my newsfeed this morning, I had another one of those, “No duh, Bruce.” moments. Yes, I am a Christian. Yes, I am a citizen of the United States of America. As a Christian — I believe that we must love and serve one another: the stranger, the enemy, the prisoner, the poor, the outcast, the hungry and the oppressed. And while often falling short, I strive to live this daily – even to the detriment of my… Read more

January 24, 2013

After the recent Emergence Christianity Gathering in Memphis, there have been some interesting responses about Phyllis Tickle’s presentation, the future of the emergent church, the response to privilege, etc. As I have skimmed the blogs, I have seen feisty conversations with some valid critiques and, for the most part, respectful interaction. Whether invested in the emergent church conversation or not, I choose to believe that all of these conversations will be good for the emergent body of Christ as we all seek a way forward. Here are… Read more

January 15, 2013

This past week I was invited be part of a slate of PechaKucha presentations at the Emergence Christianity Gathering in Memphis, TN.   Just before it was about to begin I tweeted . . . Right about now all of the PechaKucha presenters are starting to feel anxious. And Adam Walker Cleaveland, another of the PechaKucha presenters replied, doing something difficult, new and crazy in front of 200 people!? No. No nerves here. Nerves and all, it was wonderful. What?!?!?! You have… Read more

January 11, 2013

For the next few days I will be hanging out with some folk who like to fancy ourselves thought leaders within the realm of the Christian faith. Oh who are we kidding . . . most of us are just huge fans of Phyllis Tickle and smart-assery. There will be skinny jeans, tattoos, ironic eye-wear, curious facial hair, beverage snobbery, other kinds of snobbery and hopefully plenty of genuine self-depreciation and humor. And all wrapped in a warm blanket of Jesus. So… Read more

January 10, 2013

I am a firm believer in building community by helping good folks get the word about projects that they are working on. Today, I want to help spread the word about MaryAnn McKibben Dana and her new book, Sabbath in the Suburbs: A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time. I have met MaryAnn a handful of times in person, but, like many relationships these days I know her mostly through online interaction and many mutual friends. I have not yet read the book,… Read more

January 9, 2013

With the recent National Rifle Association’s campaign to bring armed guards into every school in the United States [12/21/12], I’m out. Simply put, this posture of thinking and the conversations that have spun out of it, are indicative of a chasm of perspective that I am no longer willing to try and cross via my blog life. So, NRA, mission accomplished, you win. You and those who would support this plan are scaring the $h!t out of me. No matter… Read more

January 8, 2013

Greetings all, It seems like a very long time since I have posted on my Patheos blog. And contrary to the rumors circulating about, I have not been hanging out with Elvis, Tupac and Bigfoot on some tropical island – though that would be pretty awesome – but rather, life has been happening and I have had to do a little adjusting. You can read more about some of the reasons here, but suffice it to say, life is not boring as I discern God’s… Read more

November 26, 2012

A few weeks ago, my wife may have given the biggest eye-roll of this blogger’s life. I had just told her that General Motors had invited me to be part of a group of bloggers and social media hacks to be part of what they are calling the “Influencers Program.” Basically, we are a gathered group of folks who, may or may not have any expertise, who are being asked to talk with car folks, see some cars and talk… Read more

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