Hell on Earth

“I’ve come to believe that the differences among American Christians can be boiled down to one fundamental theological difference — about hell. Specifically, do you believe that hell is a matter of the afterlife, or do you believe that hell is a...

Letting You Leave

“As statistics continue to reveal the Church’s numerical decline, the impulse of congregations and denominations is to resist, to fear, to fight against membership losses. For the sake of survival, we plead: ‘Don’t leave.’ I prefer to...

Telling “American Dream” Parables

“Following Jesus’ example of telling and reshaping stories with sociopolitical relevance, what might it look like for the American Church to become a storyteller — and a prophetic editor — of the American Dream story?” Read my full blog...

Getting Involved in the American Dream

“The American Church has been neglecting its role as an active storyteller of the American Dream story, as a prophetic minstrel transforming the American ‘Kingdom of God’ — not merely opining from the right or the left on moral concerns, not...

Praying with Kids

My interview with Greg Carey (Lancaster Theological Seminary, Professor of New Testament) about Writing to God: Kids’ Edition and the prayer lives of children & adults has just posted at Huffington Post!

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