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Video: Sacred Friendship is Like Enjoying a Sunset

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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 […]

Spiritual Friendship: Magi-Style

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Christmas is near and the Nativity story hangs heavy in the air. In our home, Aimee builds a stone and driftwood creche above the fireplace.  In the scene sits an empty manger and a lone cow.  Around the room are placed the characters of Christmas.  The shepherds sit on a “hill” of books watching over […]

I Spoke at Yale University

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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.

Why Do We Listen?

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Yesterday, in a great offering from #OffTheHighway guest, Jon Huckins, we were treated to a discussion on listening.  Not just listening but the presence and power of listening within a missional life in the neighborhood.  Priceless. Now, only the biggest of piss-pots is going to say that listening is bad.  Right?  What kind of a […]

Christians Protecting Christians from Christians

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Thanks to my new housemate, Matt, I learned last night that our dear brothers and sisters from Westboro Baptist would be unleashing their particular form of “protest” toward the attendees of the Gay Christian Network conference this morning here in my beloved Portland, Oregon. Well, since I try not to let sh– go down in […]

New Article Makes Some Daring Claims About the Biblical Gospel

Just published in Christianity Today/Leadership Journal is a new article that explores the “Biblical” gospel-proclaimed. So often, when discussing the message of the gospel, Christians rely upon passages from the letters of the Apostle Paul (or others) and yet these letters are not even examples of Christians talking to non-Christians, they are instead Christians talking […]