Category: Issues that matter

Advent & Original Sin

This is a stunning statistic: There have been more mass shootings than days in this year. As of December 1 (day 335), there were 385 mass shootings that took place in the US. In the last 72 hours, two more have occurred at naval…

Set Your House In Order: Why We Must Stop Passing The Buck And Actually Do Something

These are our issues to sort, not our children’s. We must respond to these situations and issues in ways that create a world that is a just, generous, and equitable place for future generations.

The Space Between Ep. 3: Kim Grant

This week Josh interviews Kim Grant about her journey and why affirming churches can save lives. Listen to “Episode Three: Kim Grant” on Spreaker.

The Space Between, Episode Zero: Just Keep Moving

It’s finally here! Episode Zero of my new podcast, The Space Between, is now online. In this initial episode I talk about faith, the Bible, and why movement is inherent within the Christian Tradition. 

Ever Heard of a Purple Church?

Hey friends! I hope this finds you well. I wanted to pass along an article that our friend, Brian McLaren (thank you, Brian!), wrote for the Christian Century last month. We are so honored and excited that he chose to include Morgantown Community Church in…

God Meets Politics, part one: Render Unto Caesar

When you broach the subject of faith and politics (like I did here and here), it tends to lead to more questions about how these two realms (for lack of a better word) interact. For many people the question is should they even interact…

Why Are You Gazing At The Sky?

Today, on the Church calendar, is Ascension Day. Forty days after the resurrection, according to the tradition in Acts, Jesus is taken up to the right hand of God. Let me set the scene. Jesus has just promised his disciples that they would be empowered…

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