Exodus Oil

Exodus Oil: Keep Your Soul Planted

There’s something about the smell of conflicted freedom to keep your soul planted in the now.¬†Thistle Farms has created an oil that smells both like freedom and the pursuit there of. There are days, when I use this oil to remind myself that not all are free. And then, there are days when I know […]

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Christianity in America: When Winning Means Losing

                    Okay, okay, okay, we get it: church attendance is declining in America. Millennials are leaving the church in droves. Boomers find the paradox of their liberal lifestyles and their conservative values in too much tension to live as potential hypocrites. Xers need to do, and […]

Creation Care Podcast! Oil Spill Thoughts!

In this podcast Josh grabs another round table podcast with the likes of Julie Clawson, Ben Lowe, and Tom Sine. The four of them discuss the (lack of a) Christian response to the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico as well as other issues facing the American Christianity‚Äôs move towards more active caring for […]

A Rant of Sorts: Grappling with Religious Belief, Belonging, Exclusion and Community

Recently I’ve been having some pretty fascinating conversations about what it means to belong to community. In fact, just this week I sat in room full of colleagues and debated whether or not someone needed to become a member of a local church in order to be considered a full participant. The whole conversation left […]

Theology After Google: An Event & A Question

On March 10-12 in Claremont, California, there is an event taking place called Theology After Google. I’ll be there. As decribed on the website, “Why ‘theology after Google’?”: “Progressive Christian theologians have some vitally important things to say, things that both the church and society desperately need to hear. The trouble is, we tend to […]