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
Some of the best feedback I got last week, when talking about Social Costructivism being my philosophical orientation within my chosen discipline of Practical Theology, came from WrdsandFlsh Responding to my sentence: "I do not believe in the autonomous, selective nor the pre-institutional self. … Read more about Branded From Birth and the Web of Meaning (2/2)
Slave Free Earth Co-founder Will Henderson stops by HBC Headquarters for throw-down about human trafficking, global sex slavery and emerging as a progressive. It is an explosive conversation. You can join the Slave Fee Community at SlaveFreeEath.com and pledge to be a 7 community … Read more about TNT: Heaven Hell and Human Trafficking
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
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 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]
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
This past Monday I caught wind of a cooky Southern preacher who preached about a plan to exterminate lesbians, queers and homosexuals. I hear a lot of chatter about this kind of thing so I hoped it would just go away. By Tuesday night this North Carolina pastor was showing up all over … Read more about Is this even Christianity?