Author: John Casimir O'Keefe

I am a pastor, father, lover, friend, questioner, dancer, wonder, consultant, futurist, thinker, theologian, storyteller and radical. I am the author of “The Naked Jesus; A Journey Out of Christianity and Into Christ” and three other books listed on the “books john wrote” page on the menu.

Face The Strange: changing to meet this generation

Face The Strange: changing to meet this generation

Are you looking for that new program you can implement in your church that will attract Millennials? After all, Millennials are weird, an enigma dancing …

 

The Death of the Evangelical Church

The Death of the Evangelical Church

I could spend days, months or even years discussing the stats. I could come-up with reasons why I think those stats are right or wrong …

 

War Will Solve Nothing

War Will Solve Nothing

All three, Jesus, James and Paul, remind us that as followers of the Divine we are not to be drawn into the culture that speaks of war. Our call is to be “counter-cultural” and stand with peace.

 

Vital Signs

Vital Signs

What is the health of your Congregation? What are the vital signs? There’s been a great deal of conversation lately centering on an idea of being a …

 

The ONE Reason People Are Leaving The Church

The ONE Reason People Are Leaving The Church

I always get a kick out of all the articles entitled “ Reasons People Are Leaving the Church.” Over the past few weeks, I have …

 

What A Church Can Learn From A Large Family

What A Church Can Learn From A Large Family

When I was younger, what Shellene likes to call my ‘way back years’ before recorded time, I remember standing in line at the supermarket with …

 

Left Behind and Koinology

Left Behind and Koinology

The other day I wrote an article centering on the idea of the Second Coming and the whole “Left Behind” series and how centering …

 

Something About Being Left Behind

Something About Being Left Behind

NOTE: Well, it had to happen. Someone in Hollywood had to make a bad remake of a bad movie based on a book with bad …

 

A Voice on Immigration

A Voice on Immigration

I am certain we can all agree that America is the greatest country on earth. Over the past decades, our America greatness has been under assault …

 

The Driscoll Factor

The Driscoll Factor

With all that’s happening around Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill (MH), one could get lost in the idea that this whole event is an isolated …