I tell ya, one week without our cohost Slim Moon around and it all turns to chaos. Well, not really, but we missed him this week. Sitting in for him is our buddy, Rev. Adam Phillips, pastor of the much-publicized Christ Church Portland, who got kicked out of the Evangelical Covenant Church … Read more about Worship How-Tos, Franklin Graham Blues and New Tattoos (CultureCast)
I am a passionate worshiper. I sing loudly and feel the songs deeply. As a former drummer, I also dig rockin' worship. Having said that, my recent travels have given me reason to pause. In three different states - in three different regions of the country - I have had the pleasure of attending … Read more about Who Loves Us? or What’s Up With Worship Music?
I am loving the conversations that have come out of the publicity tour of Sunday Assemblies. The feedback and pushback that is being generated by these 'atheist churches' is proving very informative. I am actually learning a lot about how people think of church, atheism, tradition, and … Read more about ‘Atheist Churches’ are more traditional than Emergents
My newsfeed has seen a steady stream of articles about the new trend of ‘atheist churches’ racing by this past week. Much of it seems to revolve around a successful publicity tour by British comedy duo Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, who are currently: on a tongue-in-cheek "40 Dates, 40 Nights" … Read more about Atheist Churches: a fad or the future?
An 'Ancient-Future' faith is an idea that gripped me more than a decade ago and, even as I have emerged into a very different expression of my faith, I can not shake. As I have revisited and revised my participation and understanding of the Christian faith, this concept has haunted me in the best of … Read more about Invitation To Conversation: Ancient Future Faith
Musical artist Michael Gungor joins us for a conversation about creativity, spirituality and the deeper things of life. His new book is called The Crowd, The Critic, and the Muse along with all of the band's amazing collection of music. The songs you hear in this episode are from the live … Read more about The Crowd the Critic and the Muse with Michael Gungor
by Bo Sanders Three interesting conversations have recently merged in my little corner of the interwebs: The Republican presidential primaries have brought to the limelight some very complex subjects like race, economics, and religion that are handled with stereotypical banter, generally at … Read more about Evangelicals sing to You
In the past several week I have read three interesting blog posts about worship. The first was from theologian James K.A. Smith with An Open Letter to Praise Bands The second was from Tony Jones guest posting at PoMoMusings on the next 100 years The third was from Tara Burke over at … Read more about Worried about Worship
I live in a worship culture. Part of it is the North American context. Part of it has to do with my living between two worlds - my family and friends are Evangelical-Charismatic and I work at a Mainline church with a serious music program ... including a gargantuan Pipe Organ. I love music. I … Read more about Can I worship to this song? Poetics and Process