As part of this year-long effort to better understand what we mean when we talk about following Jesus, called My Jesus Project, I’ve been making a more concerted effort to pray every day. Even though my tendency is to focus on more […]
As part of “My Jesus Project,” My year-long effort to more deeply understand what it really means to follow Jesus, I talked with Christian Anarchist and author Mark Van Steenwyk, my mentor for my “Jesus the Radical” month. Connect with Mark to learn more about Christian anarchism.
First of all, yes, I’m still here! Sorry for the silence. No, I have not wasted away during my “Jesus the Ascetic” fast (though I have lost 13 pounds) and I wasn’t carted away to federal prison for the money-burning worship service I led in the Portland Park Blocks as my final Christian Anarchist act […]
I was invited to preach at Portland First Christian Church on Sunday, March 8th. The biblical text was from Mark 11:15-19 in which Jesus cleanses the temple by driving out the moneychangers during passover from Herod’s temple. Read the manuscript (somewhat different than the actual spoken version) below.
To listen to an audio version of the message, […]
I felt like I was preparing to punish myself for the month of March, the focus of which is “Jesus the Ascetic” during My Jesus Project, my year-long effort to more deeply understand what we really mean when we talk about following Jesus. I’ve consulted with a dietician, talked with my mentor, Reba Riley (author […]
I thought Jesus the Radical was hard. At least I didn’t fast from solid food and alcohol, give away half of my stuff or sit in the lotus position until my legs fell asleep.
In March I’m working with mentor Reba Riley, author of “Post Traumatic Church Syndrome,” as she guides me through my month of learning some new […]
Four out of five Americans claim to be Christians. That’s more than a quarter billion people in the United states alone who claim, in one way or another, to follow Jesus. But what does that really mean?
Is it more like a one-and-done deal, like lifetime membership in a club? Is it the default response when […]
As part of my year-long quest to better, more fully and authentically follow the life and teachings of Jesus (a spiritual practice I’ve called My Jesus Project), I’m working this month with Christian Anarchist mentor Mark Van Steenwyk on exploring “Jesus the Radical.” The first task he gave me was simple, though not necessarily easy […]