A Theology of Alternative Endings (Part 1)

As a student of Philosophy, and an observer of the various ways others think and act, I mostly pay attention to two things: Coffee and Kierkegaard. The former is for obvious reasons, sometimes for taste but mostly for necessity. The latter because, well, he is the thinker I mostly attach my current faith-awakening to. It…

Book Review #1: The Very Good Meh

In this post I review Lisa Sharon Harper’s book, The Very Good Gospel. She is the chief church engagement officer at Sojourners, a nonprofit organization committed to putting Christian faith into action in the pursuit of social justice, peace, and environmental stewardship. She is the author of several books, including Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican…or Democrat and…

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…

Noah & the News

Here we are. It is upon us…another earthquake, famine, pestilence, war, and possible upheaval of an entire economic system. Another group has declared war on a group it does not appreciate for existing. And the news has begun to raise the anxiety level of a country of fatalists. What is it we normally would conclude?…

Who Is Our Leader?

“It is not adherents of a teaching but followers of a life Christ is looking for.”-Kierkegaard Why are there so many denominations? Have you ever wondered that, because I have! Enumerable denominations or “tribes” have become the central refutation I’m given by people who do not follow the Jesus way, and for many, it is a…

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…