Category Archives: New Models and Paradigms

I Can See Your But…

The kingdom moves on, but it is slowed with “big buts.” Like on my first mountain hike, when I was an Alabama boy fresh off the plane. I had recently eaten 20 pounds of too much cornbread and fried okra. … Continue reading

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What Do Egypt, Abusers and Toxic Churches Have in Common

It is in our DNA as humans to want to go back to what has oppressed us. Evidence and experience are often not enough for us to resist the urge to return to oppression. For example, on average, abused women … Continue reading

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What I Wish I Had Learned In Seminary

What I Wished I Had Learned in Seminary I am grateful for seminaries and for the example of the dedicated scholars who invested in my education. At the same time, while I do believe in leadership, I don’t believe in … Continue reading

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Believe Both

Believe Both I like the bible. I like that almost each time I read it I am amazed at how precisely the author has captured the truth and complexity of being human. I like the counsel, wisdom, scenes of glory … Continue reading

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Christian Parkour

God replied to Moses, “I Am Who I Am. Say this to the people of Israel: I Am has sent me to you.” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh,the God of your ancestors—the … Continue reading

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Glamour Shot Church

Glamour Shot Church The most accurate picture of what I look like is on my driver’s license. I hate that picture. On a couple of occasions I have needed professional headshots taken. I love those even though I don’t really … Continue reading

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Why Church is a Zoo?

I realize this a common theme in this blog. But imagine if as children we had learned this value. Last night at church I let the kids pick a favorite plastic toy. They could pick a frog, lizard, or snake. … Continue reading

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