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 Vital Congregation. While the conversation is important, I think it’s becoming lost in the universe of church buzz words. Why? While a great…

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 factor; but I can assure you it’s not. The scary thing surrounding what’s happening, for me, is that Mark is not an anomaly when it…

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,…

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…

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…