The Outsider God

God Is Unreasonable or The Outsider God.  “… the world You (God) had made, made You an outcast.” -Dylan I have this growing sense that if I find that the actions and even the words of Jesus to be rational, I have diminished or destroyed the power of the story in my mind and experience. This…

St. Patrick & the Druids

If you are like me then the only thing you know about St. Patrick is the beer and the color green. You also know that if you don’t wear green, and your friends are childish, you will receive pinches of love until you throw on an article of clothing with a shade of green. While…

Turn Up The Volume!

When I was fifteen years old, I spent most of my time doing one thing: playing guitar. Screaming into the microphone for a punk rock band, painting my fingernails black and wearing guy-liner. I now consider much of that a youthful indiscretion, and before you judge me, go ahead and write a list of your…

Why Obama Is Right About Religion

I was wearing my smile after narrowly finishing my espresso and my new friend was wearing a military hat and hoping to go into law school after he graduated. After a few minutes of conversing, his friends arrived, and he began to talk about a roommate problem. This led to his declarations of confusion and mystery…

2014

What a year 2014 was! I am not sure if I could ever clearly communicate the things that have occurred in my heart, as well as my brain, over the last 12 months. To be honest, I feel like 2011-2013 was a build up to prepare me for 2014. Now I am not one of…

Will Everyone go to Heaven?

I know the title of this post is very provocative. When you ask the question like, “Will everyone go to heaven?” it reveals all kinds of assumptions: “Is Jon a universalist? Does he not believe in hell?” I can remember when Rob bell’s book, Love Wins, was first released. The evangelical world was in an…