Fun title ... but I’m serious. Yesterday, when I suggested dropping the ‘the’ as a litmus test, I mentioned that we need to revisit the way that we hold our faith. Convictions about God and our religious experiences can be very powerful. As both a minister and an academic theologian I have given … Read more about Hold God Loosely – Like A Lover
Unfolded | Episode 8 | The Invisible One
Unfolded is back from hiatus. We missed you all. We hope you missed us. There is lots of fun stuff coming up in the near future. Here is a taste: While we were gone, we spent some time with the Homebrewed Crew down in Asheville and recorded a LIVE Unfolded story at Wild Goose. It was choose your … Read more about Unfolded | Episode 8 | The Invisible One
TNT Easter-Cast with Daniel Kirk
One of our favorite theology nerds - author J.R. Daniel Kirk drops by the HBC Headquarters for an Easter style Throwdown. This was recorded last year and placed in the cellar to age. What you are about to enjoy is some vintage goodness! Kirk is the author of Jesus have I love but Paul? and he … Read more about TNT Easter-Cast with Daniel Kirk
Lent is 14 days away! Get your book now
I don't know if I am giving up anything for Lent this year. I am, however, adding something. Tony Kriz has a fantastic new book that has 25 chapters full of stories and thoughts that I would love to dialogue with you about. [Here is the link to the book] Easter comes early this year - … Read more about Lent is 14 days away! Get your book now
Get ready for the New Year – Lent and use your Amazon gift card!
Are you making a New Year's resolution? How about turning off the TV? That would give you the time to read something insightful and challenging - and maybe even propel you to get out and walk around your neighborhood. If that interests you at all, I have a great suggestion for you: Tony … Read more about Get ready for the New Year – Lent and use your Amazon gift card!
5 Biggest Changes for Pastors in the Last 50 Years
I’m preparing to facilitate a conversation with some colleagues in the new year about ministry and honoring tradition. I want to begin - and thus frame - the conversation with the changing culture that we are products of, interact with and attempt to minister to. It is a different way to approach … Read more about 5 Biggest Changes for Pastors in the Last 50 Years
Donald Miller on Writing, Fear, Faith and the Future
Christian Piatt and Jordan Green sat down around a mic with author Donald Miller, best known for his faith memoir, Blue Like Jazz. They talk about why Miller voted twice for Barack Obama, even though he's a Paul Ryan fan (wha?!), how the movie studio Pixar saved Apple and why narrative is the … Read more about Donald Miller on Writing, Fear, Faith and the Future
Narrative Theology in blog format
I was inspired by a post that J.R. Daniel Kirk did over at Storied Theology on Narrative. I went to my nightstand for my trusty Global Dictionary of Theology - from which I do most of my morning reading. I looked up Narrative Theology and thought it would be cool to see this same content as a blog … Read more about Narrative Theology in blog format