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The Cathartic Cathedral

If you have been around me very long, you have probably heard about my affection for the NPR show, RadioLab.  It contains masterful storytelling. Another thing you need to know about me… we lost our young nephew to cancer three years ago.  It seems that Ransom is never far from our minds.  We miss him. […]

Video: Sacred Friendship is Like Enjoying a Sunset

There is no “my team” and “the other team.”  Sacred friendship means we meet one another on level ground…  we stand shoulder to shoulder, without hierarchies. It is very much like enjoying a sunset. Please watch this 25 minute talk on non-hierarchical sacred friendship from last week for my friends at Azusa Pacific University. Click […]

PDX Tiny Lofts: a proposal

An Affordable Housing Proposal from Tony Kriz A Uniquely Portland Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis The Problem: Portland has grown by almost 30,000 households since the year 2000. The Housing Bureau says we need 24,000 new units to be built yesterday to meet the demand. This influx has caused an escalation of rents in […]

Angry Pastor, Angry Politician

Maintaining Personal Myth Through Irrational Loyalty For years we were baffled by the “Angry Pastor” phenomena. Little did we know, it may have been a foreshadow of an emerging national mania. Angry Pastor Three years ago I was asked to write an article on the neo-authoritarian pastor phenomena in the American church. The purpose was […]

No Back Spaces: Drew Marshall Show Audio

One of my new themes in life is “No Back Spaces.”  It is a movement within my public life, to say what I think, the way I think it, with less regard for the political ramifications.  It is a change of orientation to not say things in a way that will speak to the “largest […]

The World’s Largest Ecological Restoration Project

That’s right… The World’s Largest Ecological Restoration Project is in motion.  Our prayer is for one of the great rivers of North America (the Klamath) to be restored to its unencumbered, fish-filled, self-regulating beauty. If you have not taken the time to watch “A River Between Us,” it is now available on Netflix.  Click here […]

New Video: “Out of the Mouths of Babes”

Well, when we (me and a whole host of insanely talented friends) launched the “Generous Life Project” (funded by PushPay) last year, (also known as #GiveLikeGodGives), we knew that we wanted some serious responses to generosity and some humorous one. This video is the latter… but it always shocking to me how humor often carries an even more […]

Resurrecting a Theology of Alcohol

(Note: As you read this, would you consider helping me with some advice in the comments.  I am thinking about writing a book about a theology of alcohol, based in this article.  What advice would you give?  Thank you for reading.) God gave us alcohol to help us remember, not to help us forget. I […]