Noah’s Helpers

In case you’re wondering why the Transformers had to help Russel Crowe build the ark in order to get right with God again, here’s the listing of one of their sins: The fourth [chief of the fallen angels] is named Pinem’e… he caused the people to penetrate the secret of writing and the use of […]

The Missional Diagnostic Question

Advocates of “missional” church have been attempting to reframe how we think about church, specifically, and what “mission” means for each of us, more generally. There are a couple of short answers to those questions, as the “missional” movement has framed it. Perhaps most importantly, they want to stress that it is God who is […]

The Dangerous Act of Reading

I operate with deeply Protestant sensibilities. I read, work with, and respond to scripture anticipating that it will challenge, even upend, the paradigms that I bring with me to the task. As banal as that might sound (the idea that a 2,000 year old book is free to disrupt what we’ve come to know), I […]

My Aha

Over at Peter Enns’ blog I have a guest post. When did my understanding of the Bible begin to shift? I sat there on the shore for about three hours a day with nothing to do. So one day I decided that the logical way to spend my time would be to create a chart […]