Seminars at #PYM15

I am getting very excited for the second edition of the Progressive Youth Ministry Conference next week. For the second year in a row I think we have put together a conference unlike any other youth ministry gathering in the world. In addition to our great lineup of plenary speakers, check out this amazing array […]

Marcus Borg: Icon of Faith

Marcus Borg Icon

Several years ago, through the leadership of two church members with interests in sacred art, we introduced an “Icons of Faith” project into our confirmation curriculum. The idea is for every participant in the confirmation program—youth and adult leaders—to choose someone who represents a faithful life for them and create an icon out of their […]

Proclaiming the Unknown God

Preaching on Confirmation Sunday (4.27.2014)

The following is the sermon I preached for Confirmation Sunday at Fourth Presbyterian Church on April 27, 2014. The scripture readings were John 20:19-31 and Acts 17:16-34. You can listen to an audio recording of the sermon here: Proclaiming the Unknown God (4.27.2014) This week I as I prepared for this sermon and for Confirmation […]

Progressive Youth Ministry Recap


Several years ago I reached out to Tony Jones with the idea of putting together a youth ministry conference that was unambiguously progressive. Nothing like this really existed and I was frustrated with having to filter other conference experiences through my progressive theological perspective and often found myself disappointed. We both agreed that this was […]

Save $50 This Week on Progressive Youth Ministry

Readers of this blog know that I’m very excited about the Progressive Youth Ministry conference I’m hosting at Fourth Church in March. I really believe that this will be a game changing gathering for progressive youth workers. This week only (before it sells out) you can save $50 off your registration. Get off the fence […]