The emergent conversation is full of honest and courageous conservative evangelicals who take the risk to say just what they are emerging from and why. When I talk with them or read things they write it is always refreshing to see such an honest and forward person reflecting and transforming their … Read more about Emerging Left
Alright, for some reason listening to the AAR audio while I played Star Wars Battle Front lead me to some confusion. A 2.5 hour lecture is tough when you can't see the panel's beautiful faces, so I listened while electronically taking over the Death Star. Any way I thought I heard Scot tell Tony … Read more about Scot McKnight doesn’t smoke Swisher Sweets
Andy Rowell is my new hero. As some of you know my wife is about to pop out our first child so I couldn't go to AAR this year and I missed the Process \ Radical Orthodoxy showdown and the Emergent Church panel with Tony Jones, Scot McKnight and Diana Butler Bass. Andy is from Duke so he didn't … Read more about Emergent @ AAR Audio and Why Swisher Sweets are not Emerging….An aside for Scot McKnight
This is the reflection that started off the sermonic discussion at the last Abbey gathering. If you are interested go here and find it. … Read more about My Reflection from the last Dogwood Abbey Gathering
I just finished reading Becky Garrison's newest book 'Rising from the Ashes' and liked it so much I thought I would try to wet your appetite. This is the newest book in an emerging genre I call 'emerging church...wtf,' where the author has examined a host of emerging communities or people so that … Read more about Book of Insight: "Rising from the Ashes: Rethinking Church"
Bill Moyers interviewed one of America's greatest theologians, James Cone. The interview was amazing and should be viewed in its entirety by all decent human beings in America. Because most of the world did not have James Dunn for Ethics in grad school and there developed an addiction to Bill … Read more about The Cross and the Lynching Tree
'On reflection, it is not self-evident that the best way to present the Christian Gospel, the good news, is to begin with the negative. If one begins by making a pact with the negative, so to speak, will that not color what comes after? Is there not the risk that, despite one's best intentions, … Read more about Walter Lowe on understanding salvation
My favorite theo-blogger is back in the saddle and if you know what is good for your eyes you will go see his newest series on CEO style leadership in faith communities. Anthony, blog author, is a very insightful and astute thinker who I am glad to call friend. Read on. … Read more about The Return of the PoMo Negro "Applause!!"
Brian McLaren has finally demonstrated that he is in fact an atheist. It is pretty clear from this video that he doesn't think the God revealed in Christ is an American Empire building War-monger. He may have even sneakedly suggested other dubious things that I dare not mention, but I am sure you … Read more about Atheism on the comeback
Here is the audio of my sermon from Sunday November 4th at New Community Church in Raleigh, NC. I thought it went well and the audio is pretty good. You won't get to see me run around so you will have to use your imagination. Any way if you have 42 minutes, yes I did preach on the long side, and … Read more about Sermon: Friendship and the Path of Salvation
That is right I am super-pumped about the Cobalt Season coming to town. You can be there too for a lyrical assault on the imperial illusion. Check them out in action and get excited. The Dogwood Abbey is hosting the Cobalt Season for a house showTuesday November 6th.Cost = $5.00 or purchase of a … Read more about Excited About the Cobalt Season in North Carolina