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At Wild Goose this year, one of the things I made a point of doing is something I always do when I get the chance and that’s hang out with my pal, Hugh Hollowell. Now, if you’re around Hugh more than 5 minutes, the conversation will inevitably turn to his work and the people there. […]

Love God, Love People

Sometime before the year 30 CE, a lawyer asked Jesus “What is the greatest commandment”. Jesus answered “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being,and with all your mind.” This conversation is recorded in all three synoptic Gospels with some variation. In both Matthew and Mark, the lawyer […]

Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is…, At?

A few days, in “A Big Blow Off” I said ” a bunch of seminary-trained people sitting around shooting the theological shit isn’t going to push this movement forward. To do that, we’re going to have to distill what we believe into a coherent message that regular folks can get their head around.” Now, it really gets on […]

It’s a Control Thing

Conservative Christians, evangelicals, fundamentalists or whatever you want to call them claim a moral high ground in their arguments about sex. According to them, the Bible says no sex until marriage. But, it doesn’t. Not anywhere. While it may celebrate marriage in multiple places, it never says “Don’t do it!” (it meaning sex, not marriage) So, where […]