Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower

Who would Jesus hate? Tom Krattenmaker poses this question in his poignant and timely book, Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower: Finding Answers in Jesus For Those Who Don’t Believe. Krattenmaker asks the “WWJH” question in response to today’s tense and vitriolic political climate wherein the “others” are often vilified. Lots of Christians wonder what Jesus would do […]

The Radical Gospel of Mr. Rogers

If you are one of the millions of people who grew up with Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, you know what an extraordinary person Fred Rogers was. As America’s favorite neighbor, Mr. Rogers created a world where it was ok to be different, angry, sad, or quiet. Whether you were in a wheelchair, sang opera, or were […]

Does God Want You To Be Rich?

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter the kingdom of God (Mark 10:25). I learned this verse when I was in elementary school. I was from a lower income family, so I wasn’t worried about what it meant for me. But I remember the teacher said this […]

Do Cults Still Exist?

If you listen to my podcast, you know I am fascinated with cults. Scholars tend to avoid the word “cult” altogether because it has been used carelessly by the media for so long that it is now seen as pejorative. Instead we usually use the phrase “New Religious Movements” (NRMs), fringe religion, or alternative religion. For shorthand, […]