In the TNT that comes out this evening, we get a call about the difficulties of starting new communities. We had Tim - the Elder of Hops - in the house and some really good stuff came out in the conversation. As I drove back from Tripp's I thought of about some other things that seemed relevant … Read more about Small Batch Artisanal Church
I am on a study break with 24 hours to go before my research design proposal is due at UCLA. I thought it would be fun to post this list of words and phrases that Esquire magazine was trying to ban men from using a couple of years ago. Reach out (unless you're talking about actually reaching … Read more about Why Can’t I Say That?
I am constantly struck by the complications of talking about God and faith. In this chapter Tony tells an amazing tale about coming to a realization about how he thinks about his faith. The words that we use are very powerful in forming our experience. They not only help us interpret our … Read more about Day 13: Poetic Language About God
This weekend I will finish reading two books that we were given through the podcast (thank you publishers). The first is Peter Rollins new on The Idolatry of God and the second is Phil Snider’s Preaching After God. I have recently edited podcasts with both of these authors. [We put out the Phil … Read more about what is happening IN religion – or when we talk about God
Jesus tells his disciples to sell their bags and buy swords. Why? And why then does he reprimand Peter for using a blade at the moment when it seemed to be most appropriate? Was Jesus being inconsistent? Did he change his mind in the moment? Was it a test? Did he set Peter up to fail? Why did he … Read more about Jesus and His (S)words