Emergent Worship in the church is a rare, but beautiful thing. Since moving to Santa Barbara, we have been attending Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara. I did not grow-up Wesleyan-Methodist, but as I grew older the theological sympathies of the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition began to harmonize with my own experience, sense of reason, and reading … Continue reading Emergent Worship
Perhaps Jesus realizes that in our wrongheaded adoration of safety, we imprison those who are most in need of reconciliation.
What would it look like for colleges to set a culture in which simplicity was a value. Not simplism, we do not have to negate the complexities of thinking intellectually and academically, but simplicity.
Let’s be honest, it is hard for a man to be a feminist. When it comes down to it, doing and being in a way that that challenges the barriers to our female friends means that we have a lot of culturally accepted norms he must confront. A disclaimer to my definition of feminist: I am not differentiating … Continue reading For Men Who Want to be Feminists
The Internet has been buzzing with reactionism, reflection, opinions, and discourse about Evangelical World Vision’s recent decisions around their employees and same-sex marriage. I am not deeply connected with World Vision; I do not support any of their programs and don’t keep abreast to their actions. My responses to World Vision’s choices have much more … Continue reading Produced and Producing: Beyond World Vision and Reactionism
Integrity is a word often tossed around in Christian circles. Living lives of integrity seems as if it is often a theme for retreats, it is talked about in the church often in a gendered, “men and women of integrity” sense. However, although we toss around this word so often, I question if all the … Continue reading Integrity & Salvation