Our Weird Uncle Robin

I’m the kind of guy who could care less about a celebrity, movie stars, TV actors, sports figures and others never had an impact on my life; I find most to be coddled children with little focus on humanity. This could be because I spent many years of my life…

Why I Left the Left

I am a progressive Follower of Christ; I have no problem identifying myself as a Progressive Follower of Christ. I find comfort in the theology of grace, love and forgiveness. I feel safe when I think about a theology that supports the homeless, the poor, the disenfranchised, and the misfits…

storydwelling

Recently I was given the opportunity to receive and review Heather Lyn’s new CD, “Storydwelling.” Now, I have to start out with a little disclaimer; I normally do not review music CDs, so this is a new experience for me. I hope I get it right! Another thing I think…

Chad, the UMC and Hell

A good friend of mine, Chad Holtz, was fired as the pastor of Marrow's Chapel United Methodist Church in North Carolina, a rural church in the UMC denomination.  Why was he let go?  Simply put, he posted on his Facebook page that he supported Rob Bell’s new book, “Love Wins.”…

Who is my tribe?

Who is a member of my tribe?  This is a question I have been asking myself a great deal lately.  I have been asking this question because I have not found a “tribe” to belong too – that will accept me as me and not why they want me to…

Being Truly Different

Not too long ago there was a group of us sitting around one night talking about a ton of different stuff.  Because some where church goers the conversation soon turned to the church. As we discussed what we believed would be the future of the church in America (and most of…