I have been fringe-following the whole Mark Driscoll thing for years. In fact, over 8 years ago when we were starting The Refuge, some random person told my partner-in-this-crazy-endeavor about the Acts 29 Network and that “we should consider joining because they might have planting money for us.” He had no idea what Acts 29 […]Read More
third way practices.
once in a while i click on a facebook link that i sort of know i shouldn’t read but do anyway (you know that feeling?) and yeah, i usually end up groaning. sure enough, i clicked on the “there’s no third way” post by al mohler, who agrees with tony jones that when it comes […]Read More
when our christian faith is questioned
many years ago i had a friend who was concerned about my salvation. it appeared that my position that “we were made in the image of God and there is good in us despite our sin” freaked her out in light of her position on total depravity. there’s much more to the story, but toward […]Read More
leaving church to save our souls
goodness gracious, people get riled up over conversations about “church.” i wish we could get as much traction on justice & poverty issues! it’s fascinating, really, how passionate many are about this topic, especially when someone threatens the church in any way. i didn’t read all of donald miller’s post last week about why he […]Read More
"but what abouts…"
today i am guest lecturing in two classes at asuza pacific university on down we go: living into the wild ways of Jesus. it’s pretty fun that they’ve used it as a class textbook this semester, and i’m really interested to hear more about what it stirred up. when i was reflecting today on this […]Read More
releasing "biblical" from its hijackers' grip
yesterday, when i was flying home from the east coast after a visit with my oldest-son-who-is-in-college, i was reading USA today when a full-page ad with billy graham’s picture caught my eye. here’s what it says: vote biblical values tuesday november 6th. the legacy we leave behind for our children, grandchildren, and this great nation […]Read More
a more honest theology.
“for my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. – isaiah 55:8-9 * * * * * even though I find a lot of things in the Bible confusing, i have always […]Read More
on becoming less divided.
“in an effort to not be a divisive woman, i became a divided woman” – pam hogeweide, at the unladylike: resisting the injustice of inequality in the church event at the refuge this past friday night. * * * * * in an effort to not be a divisive woman, i became a divided woman. oh […]Read More
of logs and stones
“let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” john 8:7 “why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” luke 6:41 “do to others as you would have them do […]Read More
thank you all for your love & honesty about sunday’s post when easter is hard. i am always reminded in these moments how many amazing people are out there feeling similar feelings in different ways. i’m more convinced than ever we need an underground railroad to help each other on the way to freedom. […]Read More