Category Archives: Theological issues

“Fingers Crossed” Derek Webb’s Uncompromising and Risky Heart Surgery

“Oh God, what have I done/ without Your great permission/ knowing fully of the end at the start/ like a dirty g-ddamn trick/ I either sin as I resist you/ or I do it as I’m doing my part/ so … Continue reading

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The Commercialization of Christmas

Packed and well-lit shopping malls.  Traffic jams.  Massive holiday ad campaigns.  A scorched earth debate about whether or not there is a “war on Christmas”.  The time of year has arrived again.  Santa Claus and his elves arrive in our … Continue reading

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Faith and Brains: An Excerpt From ‘Finding God in the Waves’

Starting to read Mike McHargue’s (Science Mike for those who listen to ‘The Liturgist’s podcast) debut book has been on my to do list for awhile.  I’m quickly discovering that not only is the book an engaging read, it seems … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 7:13-22 Sermon (Part 2)

Continued from previous blog post… Matter: With the charge to not be overly righteous or overly wicked, we do see evidence of people in the church and the culture at large not taking Qoheleth’s wise advice to moderate these two … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 7:13-22 Sermon (Part 1)

I preached a sermon at Seed Church on April 17, 2016.  Here is the link. One day, I was eating lunch with Phil Higley at Kidd Valley and the topic of our current sermon series at Seed Church was brought … Continue reading

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Why I still describe myself as an Evangelical Christian

Emerging out of the wild ride of a presidential election America went on, I published an article chronicling my journey with the GOP party and now my subsequent exit from it.  One of my old friend’s from college and seminary … Continue reading

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“I was an Evangelical Magazine Editor, but now I can’t defend my Evangelical Community” CT Editor Katelyn Beaty speaks out

From the pages of the “Washington Post” comes one of the more thoughtful laments I have seen from a Christian on coming to terms with the election results and everything that means with the political campaign that unfolded during the … Continue reading

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