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When You are Stuck

When You are Stuck

Another Way for week of April 6, 2018 When You are Stuck Most of us have had to work on something that was slow, frustrating, and just plain difficult. Whether at home or work, whether young or old, whether because of something you did or no fault of y...
The Problem With Christian Holidays

The Problem With Christian Holidays

Whew.The roller coaster of the Christian calendar is over.  It's a lot of work, especially if you are in church leadership.  You get prepped for Advent, work hard through Christmas, get a month or so of planning for the next season and then it's Lent and Holy Week and the big event, Easter.  It's pretty exhausting.  If you are exhausted, please take a deep breath. You deserve it. All the
Mission vs maintenance

Mission vs maintenance

Did Jesus mean it to come to this? How much does modern western christianity come from Jesus, and how much comes from somewhere else? A few weeks back I introduced the theme of Did Jesus mean it to come to this?, in which I want to examine the modern w...
Venturing Beyond My Faith Community

Venturing Beyond My Faith Community

"As people of faith, I feel we should have some kind of relationship," said the president of the local Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’. He had called to invite my participation in an interfaith forum, and suggested fasting as an aid to peace that I and several ...
Shane Claiborne: The Gospel of Trump vs the Gospel of Jesus

Shane Claiborne: The Gospel of Trump vs the Gospel of Jesus

Originally posted on PCPJ. This weekend, activist theologian Shane Claiborne and his friends at Red Letter Christians will arrange a Red Letter Revival in Lynchburg, Virginia. That’s right, the town where Liberty University, the world’s biggest Christian university whose president Jerry Falwell Jr. is a passionate Trump supporter. The Revival will be themed “Jesus and … Continue reading

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