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On the Other Side of Christmas

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Happy 6th day of Christmas everyone. I have been meditating this week on the “other side” of Christmas. When our foremothers and forefathers of the Christian faith designed the holy calendar, they made some opulent choices when it came to Christmas. Think about it. There are four weeks dedicated to Advent leading up to Christmas […]

Save a River, Heal a People

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It is a story of good cheer.  It is a story of marginalized people in a forgotten corner of the world.  It is story of love overcoming power.  It is a story of those who tend to critters coming together with gift-giving travelers.  It is the story of a dream… a dream of a better […]

Video: “You Are Not Alone in Your Pain” @ Bridge City Church

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This past weekend, I was invited to share at Bridge City Community Church (http://www.bethechurch.net) in SE Portland. Here are the thoughts that I shared… The beginning of my public meditation was the unexplainable violence in Paris last week.  My out loud thoughts surfed through stories from my youth, the harmful limitations that church-speak perpetrates upon […]

Should the Church Chase the Culture?

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I recently gave an on-air interview on The Dove TV.  We covered several topics including my newest book, ALOOF, and host, Perry Atkinson, seemed most enthusiastic to get to a conversation about the church and the surrounding culture. Needless to say, I think Perry was a bit surprised by my answer. To jump to the […]

Graham, Campolo: Gay Marriage and Christian Volatility

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Yesterday, Franklin Graham called all Christians to ban pro-LGBT friendly companies…  And Christians are rising up to protest. Today, Tony Campolo makes a public call for Christians to support Gay Marriage…  And Christians are rising up in protest. Graham.  Campolo.  Are there two names more associated with Evangelicalism in America over the last 50 years? […]

Yale Asks Me, “Why are Good Things Happening in America’s Most Secular City”

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Recently the Yale Center for Faith and Culture invited me to campus to discuss secularism and the Jesus-Way.  I had a chance to share the stage with thoughtful secularists like Tom Krattenmaker (author of The Evangelicals You Don’t Know) and Chris Stedman (author of Faitheist). There were many thrilling conversations and the experience as a […]