Is First Christian a progressive congregation? The answer is complex.
Why We Need and “Anxious Faith”
In this video, I talk about the anxious times we live in and how we need to have an "anxious faith."
Marching for Sandwiches, Marcus Borg and Civility
How do we encounter and deal with people who have different beliefs? We all give lip service to being able to listen and welcoming opposing views, but in reality, we don't have much patience in our modern society for those that don't conform to whatever is the status quo in our world.
On the Babylonian Captivity of the Mainline Protestant Church
"Be in the world, but not of the world." That was a phrase I heard a lot when I was growing up. In my evangelical upbringing, there was a stress about living where we are, but not follow the ways of the world. According to the phrase, we are to follow Jesus and not gods... Continue Reading →
These Aren’t the Evangelicals You’re Looking For
A few years ago, I was invited by a Lutheran friend of mine to take part in a group of church planters. I knew these folk came from an evangelical background and my "shields" went up. Would these people accept me? Did I have to go into the closet here? After a while, the woman... Continue Reading →