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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The Gospel of Augmented Reality: What Pokemon Go and the Jesus Movement Have in Common

It’s here. No, actually, it’s been here. This month Pokémon released it newest version of gaming-meets-community-meets-adventure. Pokemon Go, the newest, trendiest, most-culturally revolutionary game since…well, since who knows..will forever change the landscape of how technology can mediate digital reality, community and life in the real world. Let me put it this way: if Facebook provided […]

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Learnings from Goings: The Ongoing Work of the Future-Oriented, Mission-Shaped, Always-Mutual Episcopal Church

Let’s get this straight right from the beginning: God’s mission has a church. There, I said it. Sure, someone else said it before, but it is important for me to claim. As a person who works at one of those endowed Episcopal parishes, we need to be clear that no church, new or old, established […]

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Sundays & Weekdays: When the Message of Jesus Challenges the Medium of the Church

If you have ever heard me talk on religion and social media, you will know I am all-in on the prophetic-madness that was Marshall McLuhan. His signature phrase, “the medium is the message,” singularly changed the way that I have adopted, embodied, and deployed all social mediums for better part of a decade. Screenshot from […]

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2016: The Year of We > Me

2016- The Year of the WE>Me Second Sunday After Christmas Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church January 3, 2016 Well, the new year is here. Have you made your commitments? Have you decided on your resolutions? Are you thinking about how this year you’ll be fitter, healthier, wholer, a more successful you? I’ve started…but I’m just not […]

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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 […]

New Podcast: Brian McLaren on A New Kind of Christianity

This week we have Brian Mclaren back on for a record breaking 4th interview, which means we have interviewed him more than CNN. Nick does a great job with the interview, especially since I couldn’t be on the line as I was out at Theology after Google’s Claremont Gathering (#tag10). Also, and in case you missed […]