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SLOW CHURCH, an interview with John Pattison

I filmed this interview for a graduate level course I was teaching for Warner University in Florida.  The class was on innovation in ministry.  They read John’s book, “Slow Church,” and sent me questions for the author.  John was kind enough to give us some of his valuable time. John is, as always, delightful.  I […]

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

This past weekend, I was invited to share at Bridge City Community Church ( 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 […]

Mark Scandrette Week

Well, in case you missed it, this week has been dedicated to the thoughts and imaginations of Mark Scandrette (, who is, among other things, the director of ReImagine ( Take a moment, if you haven’t already, to watch these episodes of off the highway.  We cover topics as diverse as imagination, innovation, experimentation and […]

Should the Church Chase the Culture?

I recently gave an on-air interview on The Dove TV.  We covered several topics including my newest book, ALOOF, and host, Perry Atkinson, seemed most enthusiastic to get to a conversation about the church and the surrounding culture. Needless to say, I think Perry was a bit surprised by my answer. To jump to the […]

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 […]