Tagged with Jesus

Modern Christianity’s Problem (1/3)

Modern Christianity’s Problem (1/3)

For Lent this year I did an interesting experiment. I did not give up anything but instead added an exercise as a discipline. My goal was to engage both the earliest days of the church’s past and stretch myself to imagine the church’s future. I did this by engaging two things: I downloaded a lecture … Continue reading

Concerns About ‘The’ Cross

Concerns About ‘The’ Cross

I have received lots of feedback via email, FaceBook and text on Blood: Easter, the Cross and that quote about Liberals.  It seems that most people get the main thrust of the article but have one doubt/hesitation they can’t shake/make sense of. I was asked to write a response at a non-grad school level (which I … Continue reading

Drop ‘The’

Drop ‘The’

Twice is a trend, three is a pattern.  The word ‘the’ has become a stumbling block. The first incident occurred on TNT when I spoke up about my friendship with ‘Al’ – as in incarnational, etc. – and Tripp professed his love for the word ‘the’. Tripp wants to talk about the incarnation and the … Continue reading

Add an ‘S’ as a test

Add an ‘S’ as a test

I started doing this several years ago. It is surprising how often it reveals something that significantly alters the perception of the topic. When a complex topic is overly simplified it actually makes it more confusing and becomes less helpful. Topics that are appropriately complex and multifaceted are not served by being pressed down or … Continue reading

The Meat and Potatoes of Theology

The Meat and Potatoes of Theology

Have you ever overheard two doctors talking to each in medical speak? Ever had a plumber try to explain to you why this or that fixture/joint is not compatible with this or that coping/fitting? Ever gone to a ‘do it yourself’ weekend-warrior class at the hardware store, then tried to rewire/retrofit that thing only to … Continue reading

Calling God Names

Calling God Names

I wanted to share some thoughts coming out of our conversations at the Loft LA. You can listen to the podcast of our gatherings here.  As we near the end of the ‘New Gear for the New Year’ series we have two final topics to cover: the Name of God and the End of the … Continue reading

HomeGrown Christianity Begins Today

HomeGrown Christianity Begins Today

I am very excited to announce that 2014 has brought a new Eco-Theology series called “HomeBrewed Grown Christianity” all about-earth care and lovin’ God. It has grown into an 8 part series including a TNT follow-up to the initial run of interviews that begin today. Episode 1: Leah Kostamo Planted: A Story of Creation, Calling, … Continue reading