Category Archives: Philosophy of Church

Progressive Christians Ruined Me (Or, Everything Changes When You Know Their Name)

All I could think, as I headed into my second day of the machine of Rethink Leadership and the Orange Conference (a mostly-evangelical Christian leaders gathering) was: Progressive Christians have ruined me.  Before seminary and my classmates – those brave … Continue reading

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The Lure of the Local

Part 1: Community in Place and the Longing for Home  For a couple of years, in what now feels like another lifetime, I oversaw a new play development program with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder. New plays were a … Continue reading

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The Plunge

When I was a kid, some of my friends had a cabin on a lake, where just off to the side there was a place you could go, and jump off the ledge into the water below.  I’d watched my friends … Continue reading

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Pass It On – on faith formation & mentorship

Teacher Parker Palmer calls the place where we begin muttering miserable, unrepeatable things at the radio, or at our social media feed – that place that many of us are way too familiar with these days – he calls it … Continue reading

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Say Yes – Stewardship and Celebration Sunday Feb 4 2018

We are here today because many people  over many generations said yes. We could go back further, but I want to start with the yes that came 120 years ago, almost exactly – January 2nd, 1898. A small group of … Continue reading

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We were made for these times

There’s plenty going on in the world, in our country, in our state, and in most cases, in our individual lives – that would justify feelings of overwhelm, of denial, of heightened anxiety and reactivity.  And yet lately, I’ve been feeling … Continue reading

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Three Things (or, simplicity redux)

I’m guessing it’ll come as no surprise to most of you that I like to pack my days as full as possible. I’ve been like this my whole life – in 4th grade my teacher started an anonymous advice box … Continue reading

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