The Parable of the Unwanted Muscle Car

The church is like a classic, muscle car that a father labors over for years in his garage. The father loves this car and has cherished memories of the countless …

Death, mortality, and the conversations we miss

Jeff Tweedy, lead vocalist for the rock band Wilco, reflected on mortality during a recent conversation on NPR. The artist, whose brother had just died and whose wife was recently …

Boo to You!

The first time we took a family trip to Disneyland it was the end of October and we happened to be there on Halloween. Now this was before Mickey’s Not …

7 Good Reasons to Stop Giving to your Church

Is your church really worth your investment? As much as we might like to deny it, most churches function like small businesses. They have physical assets like property and vehicles …

God is big enough…

As many of you have heard, there was another school shooting yesterday. This one happened at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, a school all too close to where I serve as a …

Your church is infested with bugs

My wife is something of a spiritual super soldier. She prays daily, reads the Bible, and even keep a gratitude journal. In many ways, She is the yin to my …

Theology is a Scary Word

In a few short months, I will have finished half of my seminary education. I will be halfway to my M.Div. degree, halfway to no more papers, midterms and finals. …

The Last Churchperson

I’ve always been a huge fan of science fiction and similarly speculative works. There’s nothing more intriguing than reading about, or watching a film focused on, a reality that is somehow …

The Crystal Cathedral Double-Down

eligions News Service recently ran an article on the restoration and rebranding of the Crystal Cathedral as the “Christ Cathedral” for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. If you head over …