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…

41 – Jonas – some of My Favorite Vegans

This little mini series is about a few of the interesting people I know that are plant-based.  We tend to think of vegans as commune living, hemp wearing hippies that don’t fit in regular society.  As veganism becomes more mainstream, I just wanted to introduce you to some of my wise, interesting friends. This series…

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…

37 – Pete Enns – How the Bible Actually Works

Since the beginning of my deconstruction I have sought Pete’s work out as a reliable reference to help me understand a healthy approach to the Bible.  It’s amazing that I even still read the Bible after some of the stuff I have been through. His books “The Bible Tells Me So” and “The Sin of…

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…

26 – Mark Karris – Divine Echoes

Recently, I was able to talk to Mark Karris about prayer and other interesting things.  He is the author of the book, “Divine Echoes: Reconciling Prayer with the Uncontrolling Love of God.”  I think you will enjoy this conversation. Mark is a licensed marriage and family therapist, ordained pastor, theologian, husband, recording artist, and worship…

29 – Beau Hoffman – The Love of God

Beau Hoffman and I keep running into each other on various social media sites.  He is an attorney and recently has gone through some transformations in his faith.  The result is a deep concern for expressing the love of God to others. I think you will enjoy our conversation — and I think I have…