Progressive Evangelical

I know this might be rushing things in our relationship. But if it’s going to last I want you to know up front. Day three on the Patheos Progressive channel and I already have to complicate things. The long and the short of it is this: when backed into a corner, sometimes I own up […]


I’ve moved!

After five years of Storied Theology blogging on I have moved my blog to Patheos. New posts will go up at If that’s a bit too much, you can get there from If you’re on my email list, you’ll be on the email list for the new blog as well. This is […]


What is the Bible?

What is the Bible? And what are we supposed to do with it? I learned to ask that pair of questions from the illustrious Peter Enns. I attempted to give a bit of an answer this weekend in Watsonville. Take a listen! Session 1: What is the Bible and What Are We Supposed to Do […]

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Look, I know that what I’m about to say sounds churlish. I hate it when people who create something get all on their high horse about people liking it, as though it shows some fundamental flaw in the audience that they think something is awesome. But seriously. I work hard here. I create thoughtful content […]


Dear Younger Self

Yes, it happened this week. Sing it with me, this is 40… As I was running today I had a few thoughts about turning 40. It began like this: Dear 22-38 year-old self: I will run your lazy butt into the ground. Name the time and place. Sincerely, 40-year-old self. Then my thoughts turned more […]


Last week I sat down with Tripp Fuller of Homebrewed Christianity fame. He had told me that we were going to talk Reza Aslan, so out of stark fear and an overwhelming instinct of self-preservation, I highjacked the entire conversation, keeping him talking about progressive theology, God being as nice as Jesus, and how to […]

Best of the First

Big thanks to Englewood Review of Books who listed Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? among their picks for the Best Books of the First Half of 2012. Clearly, it’s time for you to see (if you haven’t already) what all the hype is about: Please share the love: