Tired of Being Insulted

Now that I've established some of my assumptions and interests, I'm beginning my "giving up church for Lent" journey wth Diana Butler Bass' new book, Grounded: Finding God in the World---A Spiritual Revolution. Bass' previous book, Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a … Read more about Tired of Being Insulted

Rob Bell: Everything is Spiritual (2006)

Tonight I am joining a group from Union Presbyterian Seminary to attend the Richmond stop of Rob Bell's new Everything is Spiritual tour. I'm excited because I've been a big fan of his writing and short films but I've never heard him speak in person. I'm also excited to experience Bell in my new … Read more about Rob Bell: Everything is Spiritual (2006)

Why Evangelism?

I've never had "evangelism" in my job title before, and quite frankly I never thought that I would. Though most people never said anything out loud, when I told them about my new job I could see the curiosity in their eyes. Why would I leave a successful pastoral ministry at one of the most … Read more about Why Evangelism?

The Good News I Have Preached

This is my final Fourth Church Daily Devotion, published today. Scripture Reading---Mark 1:14-15 After John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee announcing God's good news, saying, "Now is the time! Here comes God's kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!" … Read more about The Good News I Have Preached

Was Jesus Born to Die?

I preached this sermon on Sunday at the afternoon jazz worship service at Fourth Presbyterian Church. It weaves together a couple of earlier blog posts and Tony Jones' new book Did God Kill Jesus? (I'll have more to say about Tony's book in an upcoming post.) The scripture reading was Luke … Read more about Was Jesus Born to Die?