Archive | Questions Others Don’t Ask

RSS feed for this section

Following Jesus as a Secular Progressive w/ Tom Krattenmaker

This last year 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 […]

Does it Bother You that Religious Groups Need to “Brand” Their Service?

On today’s episode of #OffTheHighway, I interview Brandon Rhodes of Springwater Community and The Parish Collective.  One of the topics we wander into is the concept of Church branding.  Brandon tells lovely stories about acts of goodness and beauty happening all around his neighborhood and how he and his community of faith are seeking to […]

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

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 […]

Graham, Campolo: Gay Marriage and Christian Volatility

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”

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 […]

I Spoke at Yale University

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.

God as Feminine and Masculine & the Use of Pronouns

With the Faith and Culture Writers Conference coming soon (and all the work we are doing to make it an incredible event for everyone), it got me thinking about writing . . . . Today on #OffTheHighway, The Shack and Cross Roads author, William Paul Young (FCWC featured speaker), addresses an issue for which he is, […]