The Yale Center for Faith and Culture invited me to speak last month. It was a great thrill. The larger topic was: how can a secularist follow Jesus and how might the church respond. At a specific point, during one of our events, sitting beside my friend, Tom Krattfnmaker, Dr. Matthew Croasmun asked me, “Tony, […]
Here is one of the events from my time at Yale a few weeks back. In this event I get to share the stage with my friend Tom Krattfnmaker, as well as Chris Stedman and Matt Croasmun. Out topic: “Following Jesus as a Secular Progressive?” Enjoy.
I was asked to write a guest post for the Faith and Culture Writers’ Conference website. It was the first time that I have tried to put into words, my writing process. In this article, I talk about how I write a chapter of a book. If you want to read it in its entirety, […]
In response to the dire realities in Ferguson, Missouri, my friend, Leroy Barber (along with another dear friend, Lisa Sharon Harper) has chosen to give up time and resources to do what so many of us wish we could do; Fly to Ferguson to be fully present. I met him the night before he left. […]
You are all invited to a wonderful, one-night-only event called “ReThinking Church”. It will be a delightful time of conversation, epiphany, inspirational thinkers and practical church imaginings. This is a time of belief in the ever-incarnating reality of the people of the Jesus-Way. Come to Warner Pacific College (2219 SE 68th Ave, Portland, OR), in […]
I am speaking this weekend at the Faith and Culture Writers Conference 2014 at George Fox University. At the end of my talk, I asked the packed room of writers, creatives and aspiring communicators, to turn in their seats and look at one another. While they looked at each other, taking in the hundreds of […]
It has been a busy couple of weeks. In addition to completing the initial manuscript to my new book, “Aloof: Figuring out life with a GOD who HIDES,” I have also been traveling and publishing. Look here to see some of those places…
Election seasons divide people. They do so almost by definition: positions taken, votes collected, ideological-bases solidified (and polarized). I fear that there is little to no hope. Maybe for this one season, we need to accept that we live inside a high school debate class. Tables are pushed to the edges of the room. Two […]
An urgent surprise. A Spectacle of memorable proportions. If you are game for the unexpected, CHECK THIS OUT:
This one is pure enjoyment.