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 followers of the Naked Jesus, we are called to make a difference. We are called to love others, lift others, care for others, embrace others,…

Feed the Hungry

If Jesus was to talk with an American Christian about feeding the poor, here is how I envision the dialog going: Jesus: Feed the hungry. American Christian: WOW, that’s a very loaded statement! What do you mean exactly by feed the hungry? Are you talking about feeding people in a…

Fuzzy Vision

At the church I currently serve (First Christian Church (FCC) in Waynoka, OK) we are in the process of some very fuzzy, but directed, vision casting. We are in the process of changing a great many things; we are changing our name; rethinking and redesigning our sacred space; rethinking theology…

A Question About Binders

By now, most of us have all seen the memes going around on the whole “a binder full of women” statement made by Mitt Romney during the Presidential debate on October 16, 2012. We have all heard the jokes and the quips pointed at Romney. There are those fact-checking the…

Jesus in the Uncanny Valley

The uncanny valley In the worlds of robotics and 3D computer animation there is this amazing concept called The Uncanny Valley. The evolution of this concept started back in 1906 with Ernst Jentsch’s  “On the Psychology of the Uncanny” and was added to with Freud’s concept of Das Unheimliche (the opposite…