Category Archive: conceptual age

Jesus in the Uncanny Valley

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 …

 

A Response to: “You Can Be A Christian Or A Liberal, But Not Both”

A Response to: “You Can Be A Christian Or A Liberal, But Not Both”

I don’t make it a habit to write a rebuttal to other people’s articles. I usually have a “live and let live” mindset; especially if …

 

Chad “Benedict Arnold” Holtz – Really?

Chad “Benedict Arnold” Holtz – Really?

I’m amazed at how fast we eat our wounded. Not too long ago my friend (yes, I still call Chad my friend) was fired from …

 

My Response To: Can You Really Love Jesus Yet Hate The Church?

My Response To: Can You Really Love Jesus Yet Hate The Church?

I normally don’t write articles replying to other articles, but Philip Wagner’s article on Churchleadership.com, Can You Really Love Jesus Yet Hate The Church?, struck …

 

How I See The Lord’s Prayer

How I See The Lord’s Prayer

STARTER NOTE: I have always found that for scripture to have real meaning to me, I needed to read it as if I was part …

 

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 …

 

Sandbox Theology

Sandbox Theology

Way back in 1989 (I think I am showing my age) Robert Fulghum wrote a great book entitled, All I Really Need To Know I …

 

The UMC and Me: A Rant

The UMC and Me: A Rant

Over the past decade I have had several conversations with United Methodist Church (UMC) leaders. Every time that conversation starts with them emailing or calling …

 

Processing The Idea of Bullying

Processing The Idea of Bullying

If there is one thing I am known for it is processing my thoughts in public. It may seem crazy for some, but for me …

 

I Have Come To The Conclusion That God Hates Sodomites

I Have Come To The Conclusion That God Hates Sodomites

I have to admit this was a hard road to walk. The journey my faith has taken me down some pretty weird roads, but none …