Real Good News

I'm on the hunt for good news in mainline Protestantism. The number of baptisms or new members in your congregation is not the good news I'm

Rob Bell is Defining “Progressive”

I found Rob Bell's Everything is Spiritual presentation at The National in Richmond on Tuesday inspiring and fascinating. Having enjoyed his first


I haven't had to look for a new church in 16 years. With few exceptions, this is the first time in 15 years that I've attended church as a visitor and

Welcome Back to Christendom

A lot has happened since my last post. My family has moved to Virginia and we've been busy with the laborious process of setting up our house and

It’s Not Conformation: The Book

What is confirmation and why do we do it? How must we adapt youth ministry—and church in general—to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world? These