Part 2 – Church?

Disclaimers:   I respect my pastor friends that want to preserve the local church.  Most of them agree, it needs to be re imagined.  That’s what I think i’m doing here – imagining. This series of blogs is about what I’m thinking about.  I think it’s good to think through things occasionally, especially in times like…

Part 1 – Church?

Disclaimers:   I respect my pastor friends that want to preserve the local church.  Most of them agree, it needs to be re imagined.  That’s what I think i’m doing here – imagining. This series of blogs is about what I’m thinking about.  I think it’s good to think through things occasionally, especially in times like…

39 – Brad Jersak – A More Christlike Way

What a privilege to chat with Brad Jersak.  We talked about his new book “A More Christlike Way” but also about Church, the Bible and Water to Wine.  Brad did an excellent job of talking about complex issues is a concise way.  We squeezed a lot into the interview!  I hope you enjoy it!   All…

36 – Seth Showalter – Fade to Gray

Two of the issues I didn’t discuss in my book were Race and Homosexuality.  My views have changed a lot over the years, but every time I talk to someone intimate with these issues (like a person of color or someone that is gay), I realize how far I still have to go. For this…

35 – Keith Giles – Jesus Unveiled

Join Keith and I as we talk about home church, Ekklesia and his upcoming projects.  Ketih is a fellow Quoir author and friend.  It’s easy to talk to him for a half-hour mostly because he does most of the talking (just kidding). Keith is one of the important voices in the climate today – I…

20 – Joe Beach – Ordinary Church

Joe Beach is the pastor of Amazing Grace Church in Denver, Colorado.   He is also a close personal friend of Brian and Peri Zahnd.   Listen to his story about “Oridnary Church” which is also the title of his new book available around the time of the Water to Wine Gathering. I hope you enjoy Joe…

Episode 17 – Rudee Sade

Laura and I talked with Rude Sade Lipscom.  We met her at Water to Wine and had some interesting conversations.  This is her first time to speak about matters of justice, religion and privilege.  But trust me, she has a lot to say! We talked about racism, Water to Wine, Jonathan Martin.  This raised my…

When I Look at My Kids – Part 6 (Religion and Practice)

The old wisdom used to be, “Don’t ever talk about religion and politics.” That’s still probably good advice for me and my mother.  It only leads to trouble.  But, my children are different. For whatever reason, they have quite a bit to say about religion and politics.  Since I was a pastor, we tried to…