What is Post-Christendom?

What is Post-Christendom

A friend of mine in California is leading an adult education class on post-Christendom and asked me to put together some introductory videos for her class. The first class was yesterday and here is the video. This project is a helpful challenge as I continue to work on articulating what post-Christendom is and why we […]

Our Preferred Connectionalism

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This week I have written a few posts about connectionalism and reform in the Presbyterian Church (USA). If I were to summarize the basic idea I’ve been working on, it is this: a kind of relational networking—as opposed to existing forms of regulated and structured Presbyterianism—is emerging as the preferred form of connectionalism among many […]

Can the PC(USA) Be Reformed?


The second edition of the PC(USA) Mid Councils Commission¬†is meeting this weekend in Dallas. Having served on the first (failed) attempt at this, I have a question I’d love to hear some Presbyterian perspectives on: Can the PC(USA) be reformed? Here’s some background. Yesterday I wrote a post in which I pondered whether the best […]

Presbyterian Reboot


In the past, I’ve written about my fascination with the practice—common with comic books and movies—of rebooting an entertainment franchise in order to update it for new audiences. The idea is too preserve the core of the story, but make it more relevant and compelling for contemporary audiences. Or, if a comic book series or […]

Non-Geographic and Micro-Presbyteries


I guess I just can’t help myself. Here’s a post on Presbyterian ecclesiology. Feel free to tune out. I’ve written about my disappointment that the Mid Councils Commission recommendation to allow experimentation with non-geographic presbyteries didn’t gain any traction at the PC(USA) General Assembly this summer. I’m not disappointed because I think non-geographic presbyteries are […]