Tag: Jesus

It’s Not Our Story: Why Living in an Empire Skews Our Experience of the Bible

One of the things I love most about the Bible is that after almost thirty-eight years it continues to surprise me.

Terry Shoemaker, the Culture Wars, & the Failure of Labels.

This week I talk with Terry Shoemaker about the culture wars, and the problem of labels in religion and politics. Listen to “Terry Shoemaker, the Culture Wars, & the Failure of Labels.” 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. 

Happy New Year!

I bet I know what you’re thinking.  You’re probably thinking that I’m a few weeks too early with my New Year’s greeting.  And there are twenty days left until the ball drops and we all celebrate the rolling over of the calendar into 2018. Yet,…

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…

Does God Pick Our President?

On Inauguration Day I posted an open letter to Donald Trump that, essentially, called him to be a president for all Americans and to stand for justice and equality. To my surprise, this post generated a lot of strong response. Some people (even people…

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