Tom Krattenmaker, of USA Today fame, recently wrote this article for Huffington Post titled, “6 Evangelicals You Don’t Know… But Might Want To.” I was included among a list of people that I would consider heros including, Lisa Sharon Harper, Kevin Palau, Dr. Paul Metzger and Jim Henderson. Humbling.
Dan Merchant, writer/director of the feature film “Lord Save Us From Your Followers”, and I got a little punchy in the middle of a long interview. We got to talking about dumb book ideas. Watch…
What am I to do with my Albanian grandmother? What am I to believe regarding my wise and spiritually insightful (even faith-filled) agnostic neighbor or my lovely Buddhist housemate or the tipsy advisor sitting next to me at the local pub?
Josh said, “Your one big mistakes is your book’s title. It does not get at the heart of your message. I mean, once you explain it to me, I understand why you chose it, but the average reader does not get a chance to sit down and talk to you the way that I do. […]
Most days I walk around in a trance. In my trance I divide the humans I pass into two categories. Some are filed away as “people” but if I am honest, most are dismissed as “objects.” These objects are of no more consequence than a lamppost or a mailbox, mere obstacles of inconvenience. Then the […]
He reached inside me, as if I were a Halloween pumpkin, and scooped me out. Then he declared a do-over. That’s the way it works with contaminants sometimes. He scooped out my “good” beliefs and my false beliefs. And he chose to start clean.
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 […]
I was asked by HuffPost to submit a short article. It was published yesterday. Here is a small excerpt, followed by the link:
Have you seen this inspiring original poem, composed by Wm Paul Young, author of The Shack, from his beautiful foreword in my book, Neighbors and Wise Men?
How do we relate to a God who hides? This is the core question that I want to explore in my next book. I have been thinking about this topic for quite some time and I have started to sculpt the book’s first chapters. Here is what I desire from you: I have come to […]