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November 18, 2018
An Open Letter to Brian Zahnd: On Full Participation in the Church
Dear Brian, I cannot overstate the positive impact you’ve had on my life. I’m so...
August 31, 2018
A Manifesto of Sorts for Hippie Heretics (and a New Facebook Group)
We are an online community of people seeking a safe space for discussion and fellowship...
August 03, 2018
Why I Value Christian “Orthodoxy”
I think I've just pinpointed, for myself, why I so value Christian “orthodoxy,” even though...
April 12, 2018
Hell & Mr. Pearson (A Review of Come Sunday)
Come Sunday starts off with a familiar scenario. Our main character is seated on a...
March 21, 2018
Different Faiths, Same Religion
We all have a faith, and we all have a religion, but the two aren’t...
January 29, 2018
A Response to My Former Self on Unity & Theological Essentials
Four years ago, I wrote a chapter for the book, Simple Church: Unity Within Diversity....
December 14, 2017
The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT Distilled (with Danny Prada)
My friend Danny Prada, lead pastor of HeartWay Church, has distilled the points of WHEAT...
September 05, 2017
Conflating Polyamory, the LGBTQ Community, and Orientation
I apologize for failing to communicate clearly. My intention was not to conflate these things,...
August 16, 2017
What I’ve Learned from Dead Guys (Podcast Interview)
Ryan Cagle and I chat about C.S. Lewis, St. Athanasius, George MacDonald, and my journey...
July 25, 2017
Thoughts on the Eucharist: Mystical, Not Magical, and Everyone Is Included
Does Jesus have a checklist of requirements that must be met before making himself present?...
July 12, 2017
Breaking: Good Satire Discovered at the Babylon Bee
Visitors to The Babylon Bee were shocked to discover something entirely new to the website:...
July 10, 2017
Faith Communities (and a Hate Group) at Bellingham Pride
I was thrilled to see nine affirming congregations at my city’s Pride parade. And when...
June 06, 2017
Transformative Love (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
Salvation—theosis—is the process of being transformed by God’s love into his image. We can’t “lose”...
May 30, 2017
Absolute Grace (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
The God revealed in Jesus is one of kenosis, which means that he cannot violate...
May 25, 2017
Exhaustive Reconciliation (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
God does not demand payment for sins, for he truly does forgive us. And he...
May 21, 2017
Human Solidarity (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
Jesus accomplished our salvation by uniting his divine nature with our human nature, and he...
May 18, 2017
Wounded Children (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
“Depravity” is not only a pessimistic view of the state of humanity, but also a...
April 14, 2017
What Did Jesus’ Death Accomplish? (Here’s the Best Explanation I’ve Heard)
It’s Good Friday, and the church is contemplating the death of Christ. Why did he...
April 11, 2017
We All Form One Body (RTT)
For week two of Random Text Tuesday (RTT), my random-text selector gave me Romans 12:5....
April 06, 2017
On “Picking and Choosing” Beliefs with Humility
I had an interesting conversation in the comments of another post, and I thought it...
March 27, 2017
Why I Left, Why I Stayed by Tony Campolo & Bart Campolo (Book Review)
Tony Campolo is one of the most gracious and well-spoken voices that I know of...
April 27, 2016
Interview with Jeremy Myers, Author of The Atonement of God
I’ve long enjoyed discussions and debates with my friend Jeremy Myers on his blog and...
February 05, 2016
25 Views on Hell? 2 Questions to Reframe the Debate
The Christian church has always agreed that there will be a final judgment of the...
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