A few weeks ago I was in a meeting about race and racism and someone stood up and began by butchering even the letters “CRT.” He jumbled around for a bit, then I finally blurted out, “Critical. Race. Theory.” He then said, “Yeah THAT! Well, I don’t much about that but…” I should have jumpedContinue reading “The bogeyman of CRT”
A few years ago I found Phil Vischer doing a podcast. (Vischer was a co-founder of VeggieTales, which our boys grew up on and we consumed even after the boys were long gone.) He was chatting with Skye Jethani and Christian Taylor about what was happening to the evangelical world they thought they knew. ItContinue reading “What has saved my sanity in many ways the past few years”
I’ve spent quite a bit of time on the road the last couple of weeks, so that has meant a lot of audiobooks and podcasts. Three podcasts I listened to recently highlight the continual demythologizing going on in my life.
The second half of this Holy Post Podcast has an interview with Philip Yancey. They feature his latest book, which is his memoir. Yancey has been a challenging voice for me for decades. (His interview comes around 49 minutes in.) With our current struggle with terminology like “deconstruction”, Yancey represents the understanding that some formContinue reading “Hacking our way to clarity”
Sources I referred to in the podcast: The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Jesus and John Wayne Podcast Series The Holy Post Podcast BOOKS: Surprised by Hope Jesus and John Wayne The Way Up is Down Might From the Margins
Just say the word and our white conservative evangelical minds explode. So, here is an entire podcast episode to avoid. The money quote: “Fox News is the biggest purveyor of critical theory.”
Two series of podcasts are coming out now that are worth your time to reflect on just how we get where we are in evangelical Christianity in America, especially in the white conservative church.
Power in the Church is so corrosive, and those effects are being played out constantly in front of the world in our American protestant churches. This interview with Skye Jethani and Scot McKnight is sobering. The interview starts around the 40 minute mark. As I work my way through the end of Galatians 5 andContinue reading “Narcissism and church leadership”
This week is supposed to begin jury selection for Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged in the murder of George Floyd. It’s been a year since Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. What have we learned?
Thoughts for the week ahead: