Last week, well-known preacher and author Beth Moore wrote a stinging blog about misogyny in the church. Moore comes from a Southern Baptist background so it’s not surprising that her experience has been less than supportive given that denomination’s stand on women in authority. However, her words were powerful and struck me at a deeper […]

Jesus talked funny. Whether he was telling stories, sharing wisdom via parables, or using simile, metaphor, or allegory, Jesus said things in ways that may be difficult with which to connect for today’s readers. Yet, we know that his approach really resonated with the people of His time. I think that’s why sometimes church language […]

I had the weirdest thing happen yesterday. There I was just minding my own business when an email comes through from the Oregon Department of Human Service. I’ve been leading a round-table group at Corban University and facilitating a discussion on anti-sex trafficking efforts in the state. The concept was to get all the players […]

So, my wife, Lisa, asked me a great question after talking with her about the blog I just wrote on grace without truth. She said, “How would you do it?” I said, “What?” She said, “How would you share Jesus with people in an abortion clinic and those seeking abortions? How would you tell them […]

I have a friend on Facebook who posted this today: “I was having conversation with one of my dearest friends earlier tonight over dinner when we got on the light topic of abortion (lol). If I actually had time, I would seriously consider bringing gifts once a month to all abortion clinics. I would hand […]

News Flash: Christian Leaders Fail. And when they do, boy do they do it big! Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune published a story alleging sexual misconduct by Bill Hybels of Willow Creek and Global Leadership Summit fame. It’s a stunning story for many reasons. First, Hybels seems as if he’s one of the most high-integrity leaders […]

I have a buddy who’s a pagan – no really, a real, live pagan! I was thinking about him today and something he once posted on his Facebook. It went something like this, “I could never have a god who tells me to love him or else he’s sending me to hell.” It’s a standard […]