Seriously good conversations…

This week’s SGCs (and there are a few) are (in no particular order): The Evolution of Faith at Danutz Subversive Syntax by Tony Jones at Church and Postmodern Culture John Smulo on Capital Punishment and the Bible Brian T Murphy- March 25 Ryan Bolger on ‘Continuing Jesus’ Mission Into the World (Part Two)’ Jonny Baker […]

Something is going on…

This afternoon, my friend Todd and Lammert decided we would get out for a little fresh air before I head off to Kosovo. It was a mild day, so we thought, and we would easily be able to meet late afternoon and hit a few balls around the course. As we teed off on the […]

Tuesday is for Thomas

Merton from Thoughts In Solitude: If you want to have a spiritual life you must unify your life. A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire. […]

On freedom of speech (or was that Identity)

I have been thinking a little bit lately about the freedom of identity (and/or speech) in our world today. I think there remains the need for people to have the capacity to say what they think. Recognizing that often, there is the ongoing struggle with making sure that people do not overstep their bounds in […]

V for Vendetta

Last night, Laura and I watched this movie again. Again for me, first time for her. There is a whole lot in this movie that is good. Some stuff that is great, and very little that is…well bad. I highly recommend watching it. It will inspire you. It will make you question things. It might […]

Seriously good conversations…

This week’s SGCs are: Phyllis Tickle on “The Future of the Emerging Church” “Ethical Good News” on Jason Clark’s blog (shhh I am biased..but it is a good conversation;)) Peter Rollins on Faith Communities and Transformance Art Just admit it..the guy is genius! Paul Mayers on Domination free sexuality: is Christian morality an iron chastity […]

Shema, Sudan, and Spiritual disciplines

The last few months we have been looking at a couple of very challenging series in Shema. For both Lammert and myself, we have found that these series have really given us (as individuals) and Shema (as a community) an opportunity to really explore what is forming our habits and living theologically. This Saturday, we […]