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 […]
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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 […]
Video: Flaccid Faith or the Spark of God @ Warner Pacific
Here is a talk that I gave this week to the students of Warner Pacific College here in Portland, OR. I hope you enjoy it. Click here:
Mark Scandrette Week
Well, in case you missed it, this week has been dedicated to the thoughts and imaginations of Mark Scandrette (MarkScandrette.com), who is, among other things, the director of ReImagine (reimagine.org.) 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, “What Does Jesus Save Us From & What Does He Save Us For?”
The Yale Center for Faith and Culture invited me to speak last month. It was a great thrill. The larger topic was: how can a secularist follow Jesus and how might the church respond. At a specific point, during one of our events, sitting beside my friend, Tom Krattfnmaker, Dr. Matthew Croasmun asked me, “Tony, […]
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 […]
Helicopter Lifestyles: A Parish Collective Video
It is Inhabit Conference week and so I am bringing back a video we made where I first coined the term “helicopter lifestyles.” I hope you enjoy. Also Check out Parish Collective. Integrated Relationships & Helicopter Lifestyles with Tony Kriz from Parish Collective on Vimeo.
“But By the Content of Their Character”: From My Neighborhood to Leroy Barber’s Words
I went with my boys to the #BlackHistoryMonth celebration last evening at their grade school. It was a great event: food, music, dance, drumming and of course, community. My boys have the great privilege of going to a school where, as I looked around the room last night (and I could not stop myself from […]
The Groundhog’s Day Carol
Hey everybody. Happy Groundhog’s Day. This is the one day of the year when we get to sing the official Groundhog’s Day Carol. Sing along… you know the tune.