This is a sweet picture of Zach and I hanging with Scot McKnight and Tony Jones this weekend at our conversation weekend we put on. The weekend was awesome and I will post some mp3s of the conversations and talk about them then, once I get a new chord that wont' hiss at me. For now I wanted to let … Read more about
Soon the audio of Scot McKnight's Interview with Tony Jones will be posted. If you are interested in the Emergent\ing Movement\Church you will want to hear it. Tony does not pull the infamous 'emergent' move and respond to a direct question by talking around it for 10 minutes. I will try to get … Read more about Prepare Yourself
Tonight I chatted to Anthony Smith (postmodern negro) and it was just flat out energizing. We are both involved in the emergent conversation and so we were talking about random conversations we have gotten in with interested onlookers trying to figure it out and came to two general things that need … Read more about What Does the Postmodern Negro and PoMo Pirate have in Common?
Christian....what does that mean? I guess I may have never thought this was a question that needed to be answered, but here is why I ask. I was talking the other day with a longtime friend of mine. He didn’t grow up with ‘religious’ parents, so all he got was a heavy dose of southern civil … Read more about Christian….what does that mean?
Wired Parish is my weight loss plan. You probably have two questions. What is wired parish and how does it lead to weight loss. Well Wired Parish is a super sweet podcast network that I subscribe to. Every week itunes automatically downloads new episodes from a variety cool and relevant shows … Read more about The Wired Parish Weight Loss Plan
Here is an interview Baptist Today did of my divinity school Dean. It kicks metaphorical buttocks. Enjoy. … Read more about Bill Leonard Makes Me Smile!
Originally spotted by Ben MyersGod so loved'...not the Christian, but...'the world'. 'I am the light of the world', says the Lord, and by His own self-giving He passes the light on to His disciples: 'Ye are the light of the world!' It is the duty of the real Church to tell and show the world what it … Read more about Sweet Barth Quote
PreludeWhy am I a Baptist? Well, at the outset, because VV my father was one. He was a Lutheran minister in Germany; he came to America, got into contact with the Baptists, found in their teachings the truths that he had been groping for and, under great loss of position and trouble of soul, became … Read more about Rauschenbusch "Why I am a Baptist"
'Jesus always moved with a purpose and his purpose was the Kingdom of God...the social redemption of the entire human race on earth. If we regard him in any sense as our leader and master, we cannot treat as secondary what to him was the essence of his mission. If we regard him as the Son of God, … Read more about Rauschenbusch on Kingdom Centrality for Jesus and Church
'Imagine Jesus, with the dust of Galilee on his sandals, coming into the church of St. Sophia in Constantinople in the fifth century, listening to dizzy doctrinal definitions about the relation of the divine and human in his natures, watching priests performing the gorgeous acts of worship, reciting … Read more about Rauschenbusch on getting Jesus wrong