Pastoring the Process

What a week! On top of interacting with concerns of Roger Olson and Tony Jones about process thought, I have received amazing emails, tweets, blog and Facebook comments. Here are the 4 biggest themes that emerged from those interactions.   How does Process affect your field of … Read more about Pastoring the Process

Jesus Wasn’t A Pastor

There is no other way to say this - Jesus wasn’t a pastor and it is ridiculous to hold any contemporary pastor to that standard.   I should probably back up.  I was minding my own business last night reading Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization by Arjun Appadurai  and I … Read more about Jesus Wasn’t A Pastor

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

Rob Bell, that new show with Carlton Cuse & Post-Mars Hill Goodies [Podcast ep.168]

Rob Bell is back on the podcast.  He is no longer a Grand Rapids resident, a congregational minister, or wearing black framed glasses!!! In the past year he moved to Orange County and has been busy working on the pilot of a new TV show with Carlton Cuse from Lost.  Rob threw out the idea of … Read more about Rob Bell, that new show with Carlton Cuse & Post-Mars Hill Goodies [Podcast ep.168]

Skirting Satan, Walking on Water and Feeding Five Thousand: preaching the text

Two weeks ago I posted a progressive take on demons and explaining evil. Last week a guy named Nithin took up a fantastic response complete with critique. I answered him and then Deacon Dan Hague voiced some concerns. Here is my response to both them (including the quick recap). Nithin said “to … Read more about Skirting Satan, Walking on Water and Feeding Five Thousand: preaching the text

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