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 […]

BBQ Dynasty


I haven’t publicly commented on the Phil Robertson controversy these past few weeks. I’ve never watched an episode of Duck Dynasty, so I don’t have much context other than what I’ve seen in news reports. Honestly, I think the whole thing was a publicity stunt intended to stir up old culture war conflicts. Based on […]

Borg on Advent

I’m clearly working my way back through my overflowing inbox. After commenting last night on Marcus Borg’s recent post on Christmas, I ran across his equally helpful post on Advent from a few weeks ago. Here is the main argument: Seeing Advent as a penitential season strikes me as unfortunate. It is the product of […]

Borg on Christmas

Every year my confirmation curriculum focuses on Jesus during Advent. While our reflections on Jesus’ message and the meaning of his death sometimes seem out of place when juxtaposed with the themes of Advent—it’d be better, I suppose, to do this during Lent—it is definitely meaningful to study Jesus with our confirmands during this season […]