I was introduced to a new concept. The term she used was “biodynamics.” My household dabbles in urban homesteading. We try to grow organically. We just finished a greenhouse on our small inner-city lot in the hope of expanding our growing prowess. We have numerous books on gardening. We farm worms and raise chickens to […]
Tim Soerens, Dwight J. Friesen and Paul Sparks (with the generous help of Intervarsity Press) have finally released their much anticipated book, “The New Parish.” Here is my endorsement of their book: “Awww parish… That allusive, magical and fragile vision of faith formation that lovingly engineers life around neighborly love. In The New Parish, Paul, Tim and Dwight enflesh this ancient […]
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 […]
Once everyone is settled in, they realize that this is not going to be a typical evangelism seminar. I ask the room a question, “How do we Christians lie … How do we lie when evangelizing?”
As you may or may not know, I have been offering a monthly column to Leadership Journal’s online magazine. Two of those articles received special end of the year honors: “You’ve Done It Unto Me” appeared on two editorial “best of the year” lists for all Leadership Journal content. And a personal favorite, “Gay Marriage […]
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…
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.
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 […]