Sitemap - 2014 - Contents and Containers
Moving from inclusion to transformation
Sufjan's right: Christians create public space and keep the common good
Some of the things I have learned in my journey so far
The challenges of giving birth to Jesus today
Jesus makes our reality
How John the Baptist leads us to find our true selves
Become an owner, not just a consumer
How would Jesus tell the truth?
For Ferguson, Jesus has a different path for those with and without power
Beyond transaction, relating to God intimately and reverently
Being a church beyond the consumer's choice
Emptying ourselves in a culture that just wants to fill us up
How a commitment to peace saved my faith
Learning to relate to God's power when it doesn't make sense
How Circle of Hope taught me that Facebook doesn't care about me
What John Legend and Beyonce teach us about loving God
What can we do with the violence in the Old Testament?
Beyond our careers, discerning our flame of faith
When it comes to sex, strings are always attached; let's bind ourselves to Jesus
How King David goes beyond Taylor Swift's shaking it off
It's about love, not about living in the right place, or having the right friends
A song that changes the world, and doesn't just get reviewed
The difference between Circle of Hope and the School District of Philadelphia
Deconstructing with David Bazan on Twitter
How we've thought about sin throughout the ages
Comfort isn't the point, being comforted is.
Amidst the War in Iraq and the Koch bros, it is a great time to follow Jesus
Hell is more Greek than Christian
The NFL is too violent and aliens would agree
The struggle to live rooted, real lives
We are not worms, we're children of God
We are all beggars, but Jesus just wants us to ask
Adrian Peterson can become whole, just like all of us
The creator not only created us, he created hope
Five reasons to care about development without displacement
It is only wrong if you get caught: Ray Rice, Roger Goodell, and consumerism
Viewing the cross as a way to reach the next person
13 ways to go deep with God
How Jesus might respond to Ferguson
The group project of reading the Bible
Not only did he stay at the table, Jesus kept his followers there too
Christian rock in the mountains
You matter enough to move God's heart
Maybe you missed these posts over the summer
Even Robin Williams needed more than love
The inevitability of influence
Clinging to Jesus when the U.S. bombs Iraq
Connected without community, alone without solitude
Does going to church undo the Gospel?
Wes Anderson and the power of aesthetic
The Brethren in Christ's greatest strength is also their greatest shortcoming
Why I don't want to lead like Ruben Amaro, Jr.
Why we could all be a little more like "Weird Al"
Israel and Hamas are both wrong, but not all violence is equal
What do I do when my faith doesn't make sense?
The problem with essentializing the Brethren in Christ's Core Values
Why I liked Justin Lee's Torn
Should I vote?
Louie and reconciliation as entertainment
Six thoughts on the Brethren in Christ after our General Conference
What if I'm too depressed or anxious to be in a cell?
Frank Viola's Pagan Christianity and the obsession with perfection
Orange Is The New Black's myth of redemptive violence
How important is village parenting?
What I love about the United States
Worship as transcendence
Why make a speech?
Church planting lessons from planting a lawn
Fargo and why we like antiheroes
Am I racist if I don't like living in my neighborhood?
You'll need more than a superstar to win a championship
What worries American Christians and what should worry them
Why you should steer the conversation toward the Lord
Freedom from addiction and from the Law
Why I'm getting off social media this summer (maybe forever)
Pentecost and six heart languages that God uses to speak to us
I saw Jesus on TV twice last week
I'm not waiting for economic justice
The book of Mark may end suddenly, but we are the rest of the story.
Paying attention to more than the attention hogs
A third answer to the question of public and private
Making sure that fundamentalists don't monopolize the Gospel
The revolution won't be elected
Three classic songs I'll think twice about before using in worship
Jesus' words not making sense? Maybe we need listen better.
Eminem leads us to soften our hearts
Jesus needs to save us from the oligarchy
Jesus: the self-differentiated leader
Instead of losing faith in God, maybe we can just have a fight with Him
Getting criticized? Welcome to being a leader.
How God's Three Voices break the silence
What the Eagles and Phillies taught me about leading
My faith is more than a cultural artifact
Ten reasons to be part of a cell
Irony: I'm over being over it.
The best Lent ever
Three limitations to how we see the Resurrection
Why I'll use social media for Jesus, and why I won't.
Ron Woodroof changed in all the right ways
Are you looking for a false revolution this Easter, too?
I love Jesse and Céline, but here's where they could improve
I couldn't keep watching Cosmos
Is it a sin to fear? Well yes and no.
Wait... boomers are blaming millennials for their spiritual disillusionment?
Jesus gives us an alternative to an up or down vote
Even on TV, sometimes Christians are portrayed as humans
Philomena's forgiveness softens even the most cynical
The light is winning: on the conversion of Rust Cohle
I wish I didn't laugh with Obama on Between Two Ferns
The high cost of existentialism
Is banning the n-word racist?
Maybe we aren't so different than Macklemore, Drake, or Kanye West
Jesus' makes us complete, or perfect you could say
A spiritual director Matthew McConaughey is not
I've got nothing but love for Allen Iverson
Following Jesus for more than an instant
Binging on House of Cards makes us all Frank Underwoods
Resisting the Comcast empire and creating the alternative
Six rules from Jesus about living in community
Forgiving doesn't mean forgetting: on the legacies Woody Allen and John Howard Yoder
Jesus, sex, and exceptions to the rule
Drafting Michael Sam doesn't solve the problem of prejudice
Why I admire Jay Leno
Jesus, the shepherd King, wouldn't fit on Downton Abbey
My heart broke watching Blue Jasmine
Jesus is ready to free addicts, but it's not so simple
Community makes how we relate to Jesus more than personal
What Obama did and what I think Jesus would've
I hope "Her" is not a prophecy
How do we discover God?
The exploitation of Richard Sherman
The "Other" Box
What Beyoncé taught me about freedom
I can fight in a war on poverty
In a ratings-obsessed culture, another way
Jesus wants more than just ten percent of us
The most read posts of 2013