December 2013

Surely you’ve heard that Beyonce released a surprise album on iTunes this past Friday at midnight. She shared the news to her 8 million Instagram followers and it’s already the fastest selling record in iTunes history. Fans were delighted; others, not so much. Target, for instance, has decided not to…

Happy Moltmann Monday! Today’s excerpt is from The Way of Jesus Christ¬†in a long section entitled “Spirit Christology.” As such, I pulled some introductory sentences and then skipped around to the remarks which would most easily and succinctly show you where Moltmann’s going in this section: Jesus’ history as the…

Happy Moltmann Monday from icy Dallas! As there’s been quite a bit of chatter about the poor lately in the news, from the debate over minimum wage rates, a post by Dave Ramsey¬†and Rachel Held Evan’s counter-post, Pope Francis’ recent comments on money (and all the backlash he got from…

Two years ago, a group of people got together to put on a conference about children’s and youth ministry in this emerging church context. We called it Children, Youth and a New Kind of Christianity. We wanted to talk about how to cultivate the kinds of faith environments that wouldn’t…

If you’ll allow me to hop on my soap box for a moment, I’d like to offer you preachers an unsolicited theological plea for sanity this Advent season: Please, for the love of all things good and holy, do not preach about the death of Jesus for the next four…

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