Finding Grace in Falling Empires (My Two Cents on Mark Driscoll)…

This week, Mark Driscoll officially stepped down as the lead pastor at the Mars Hill Church. Well, kind of. More on that in a bit. First, it’s necessary to offer a quick recap. Mark Driscoll is a pastor, author, circuit speaker, and influential voice in modern Christianity. His messages are unapologetic, often stern, and delivered with a […]

I Hope They Burn in Hell {a post about loving our enemies}…

I can’t handle the news anymore. ISIS. #ISIS Militants in Iraq killed 80 Yazidis, abducted wives and children, officials report http://t.co/lO8UpUVuFs pic.twitter.com/q2BS2YvgfC — Michael (@Canine_Rights) August 16, 2014 Ferguson.   Racially charged protests entered their sixth night since the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown http://t.co/Wr0EDWnpVX #Ferguson — Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 16, 2014 Gaza. Displaced […]

I’m With You, Gungor…

God is not, is not my father.  Wait. Did a Christian band really sing that?! Over the weekend, WORLD mag posted THIS damning declaration about the band Gungor – who sings these lyrics in a liturgy project called God Our Mother.  WORLD levied their judgement thinly veiled as an album review. […]But their latest work reveals a band transcending not […]

When Sermons Trump Neighbors…

Can we settle something once and for all? Being a Christian does not give you permission to be an ass. I know that’s a harsh word, and that might cause some of you to twinge a bit. But it’s really the only way to describe the way we posture and position ourselves to be the […]

On The Stories That Have Recently Shaped Me {a series} ….

This has been a heavy week for me. You know the kind, I’m sure – the weeks where everything feels difficult and overwhelming; the kind of days that seem to drudge and take too much out of you; the constant barrage of doubt and fear flung your way. This is the stuff that has pulled […]

God’s Not Where You Think He Is…

He’d never thought he’d be here – sitting on a pew, begging God for mercy. Through penance, that’s how he’d reason to make things right. His life a wreck, with her long gone and out sight, He’d stumbled into church one Sunday half drunk on a last ditch prayer. Fifteen years later, he is still here. […]