Category Archive: book

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 …

 

There Is No Neutrality

There Is No Neutrality

As a follower of the Naked Jesus, there is no neutrality; no matter how you word it, neutrality is simply a form of indifference. As …

 

What is Sin? (Excerpt from The Naked Jesus)

What is Sin? (Excerpt from The Naked Jesus)

So, what is sin? The collective narrative describes sin as the breaking, or transgression, of God’s Commands, but what does this mean? What commands are we …

 

Review of Blood Doctrine

Review of Blood Doctrine

NO SPOILER ALERT: I need to start off with an honest opening; I am not big on novels, never have been. I seldom read novels. …

 

The Church of the Personal Pronoun

The Church of the Personal Pronoun

The Story Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, during a time long since forgotten, stood Church. Church was rather small; they would …

 

There once was a man from Nantucket (or Bethlehem)

There once was a man from Nantucket (or Bethlehem)

If you asked any group of people outside the church to define the church in just one word, what would that word be? Boring? Closed? Judgmental? Political? Needed? Forgiveness? Loved? Sure, all of …

 

Was Jesus A Reformer?

Was Jesus A Reformer?

Within the church there are two general camps. The first camp are those who believe change can only happen from the inside with church …

 

Why I Left the Church and Other Points about the Failing Church in American

Why I Left the Church and Other Points about the Failing Church in American

This move has been several years in the making; well, it has actually been a life time in the making. Over that time I have …

 

What’s With This?

What’s With This?

I never could get my head around this whole “liturgical year” thing. I mean, special days, ordinary days, colors, what you can eat, should eat …

 

Bell Rhymes With Hell or is it Hell that Rhymes with Bell?

Bell Rhymes With Hell or is it Hell that Rhymes with Bell?

Well, the book has been out for a while, I have it on my Kindle DX, but I have not read it, so I am …