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October 03, 2015
Tired of being a “Christian But”?
A friend of mine told me recently told me she was tired of being a...
July 08, 2015
How I Went From Texas Baptist to LGBTQ Advocate
"I believe Jesus would. I don't have any verse in scripture. ... I believe Jesus...
March 07, 2015
I Think My Six-Year-Old Might Be Jesus
I'm not sure, but I think my daughter, Zoe, is Jesus. For a couple of...
March 03, 2015
Five Reasons Saying “The Bible Clearly States” is Dangerous (and Un-Christian)
Most of my life, I've heard people preface some sort of argument they want to...
March 02, 2015
Why I’m Fasting and Giving Away Half of My Stuff This Month
I felt like I was preparing to punish myself for the month of March, the...
February 25, 2015
Repenting Doesn’t Mean Feeling Like Crap About Yourself
We've all heard the sidewalk preachers and TV Evangelists quoting the Gospels, telling us to...
February 23, 2015
What if Following Jesus isn’t Primarily about Beliefs or Actions?
The following is part of "My Jesus Project," a year-long quest to better understand what...
February 07, 2015
WWCAD: What Would Christian Anarchists Do?
It's a rainy, graciously lazy Saturday in Portland. A perfect time to dive into the...
February 06, 2015
Jesus Wouldn’t Do Lists (But I do)
Anyone who knows me very well can tell you I'm pretty intense about things. When...
August 18, 2012
Punk Protesters Sentenced to Two Years in Russian Jail
An update from CNN on the previous story about the Russian punk trio standing trial...
February 07, 2012
Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill: A Case for Accountability
I wrote a piece recently about Mark Driscoll, his Mars Hill Church in Seattle, and...
January 27, 2012
Mark Driscoll: Sadist Pastor on the (Mars) Hill
I grew up in the Baptist Church as many of you already know. While there...
January 20, 2012
I Continue to Fail “The Poor”
I'd like to think I'm pretty consistent in my advocacy for the poor. I have...
January 18, 2012
Top 5 Blog Posts: A Month in Review
There's been a great deal more traffic on this blog in the past month. For...
January 17, 2012
Re-Membering: the Heart of the Gospel
One of my favorite things about being part of a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)...
January 05, 2012
The Nerd Gospel
I have a number of identifiers on my various venues I write for and on...
November 16, 2011
Three Cups of Lies: How Much Do Facts Matter?
Greg Mortenson's bestselling book, "Three Cups of Tea," made tremendous waves when it hit bookshelves....
November 15, 2011
When Legislating Morality Falls Short
I was doing my daily browsing of blogs, catching up on the news and opinions...
November 05, 2011
Was Jesus a Bigot?
One of the biggest barriers to helpful, healthy conversation about the Christian faith seems to...
October 10, 2011
From Prosperity Gospel to Disparity Gospel?
I'm not going to spend too much time or energy expressing my disdain for Prosperity...
October 06, 2011
Living Into a New Story
My wife, Amy, and I just got back from a quick trip to Las Vegas...
August 30, 2011
Boat Builders or Jesus Followers? (Video)
First of two keynotes I offered at the Upper Midwest DOC Region's School for Congregational...
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