May 1, 2020

It’s still one of the most arresting statements in the entire New Testament; when Jesus says, “If you’ve seen me you’ve seen the Father,” because if this is true then that means all we need to do is look at Jesus if we want to see who God really is. When we look at Jesus we see a God who loves everyone – especially those “sinners” that the religious leaders of the day couldn’t stand to be around. When we… Read more

April 30, 2020

There’s almost nothing that makes me laugh as hard as when I hear a Christian say, “The Bible clearly says…” Man…it gets me every time. Why? Because in addition to all the English words that are so poorly translated, the words intentionally mistranslated or left out of the English Bible, and the various pseudapigrapha [fake epistles]from Paul and Peter, and all the times Jesus contradicts Moses, there’s the additional problem we encounter whenever we come to the book of Romans. Yes,… Read more

April 25, 2020

  My wife Wendy and I are very excited to become the local program directors for Peace Catalyst International here in El Paso, TX. One of the main things we want to do here is to help find creative ways to bring Christians and Muslims together to share great food and learn to listen to one another rather than argue or try to prove who is right or wrong. We’ve already had the honor of meeting some wonderful Muslim friends… Read more

April 21, 2020

Jesus was the Messiah who came in fulfillment of the Old Covenant prophecies to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom, announce it was here today, and show us what life in that Kingdom should look like. Unfortunately it was a total waste of time. All this talk about the Gospel of the Kingdom was simply to illustrate how impossible it was to live this way. Sure, He did it, but he was God and we’re not. So, for 3 long… Read more

April 17, 2020

As more and more Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christians insist on gathering in large crowds and move to defy Government guidelines on holding religious services, I can’t help but wonder if one of the byproducts of this Coronavirus pandemic will be a massive die-off of those Christians who still believe that their rights to worship are worth dying for, and putting others in jeopardy for. It’s also likely to whittle down the number of Christians who believe that praying “In Jesus… Read more

April 17, 2020

Back in 2017 I was in Nashville helping to co-host the Unconference with Richard Jacobson and Steve Simms. The night before I was supposed to share, I had a dream. Here’s what it was all about: I was sleeping soundly after our first Friday evening session at the Unconference in Nashville when I awakened from a dream. In the dream I saw myself speaking at the conference – something I was scheduled to do first thing on Saturday morning -… Read more

April 10, 2020

Today is Good Friday. This is the day that Jesus was crucified on a Roman cross. It’s also the day Jesus forgave everyone at once when he prayed, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And it’s especially significant because it’s the day we celebrate the moment that the Father refused to turn away from his Son on the cross. That’s right. On Good Friday we celebrate the fact that God did not hide His face from… Read more

April 10, 2020

A few days ago someone asked a very good question in the Heresy After Hours group on Facebook: “For those of us who appreciate Richard Rohr’s thoughts on the Universal Christ (i.e., Christ being all in all, in everything, etc.), here’s a question I’ve been mulling over the past few weeks. If Christ is all (because what else could anything be?) can we also see the Christ in something like COVID-19?” Honestly, I’ve been thinking about this question ever since…. Read more

April 4, 2020

  A few years ago I was having coffee with a friend of mine. He asked how our little house church was going. I let him know it was going great and asked about his group. What he said next really shifted my paradigms in a good way. He said, “Well, we’re all learning how to love God and love one another…” I nodded and sipped my coffee, but then he kept going and added this: “…and we’re all learning… Read more

April 2, 2020

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life, it’s that I need other people. Human beings were created for community. Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, the fact is you need people in your life to grow, learn, heal and thrive as a human being. None of us will ever survive alone. This is why solitary confinement is considered an effective form of torture. Because no matter who you are, you were created to experience human connections. So,… Read more

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