“A Faith Not Worth Fighting For” (is coming to get you)

The first volume of our three volume set in The Peaceable Kingdom Series is almost ready for release (June 1st, now make sure you check out that link for a suh-weet website). Below is a short review from the fine people at Publisher’s Weekly (note, this time I refer to them as ‘fine’ as opposed to my previous rant nailing them for their occasional habit of, seemingly, not reading the books they review). A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Addressing Commonly Asked... Read More

A Nude King Takes it By the Bit: Five Questions with Becky Garrison

Becky Garrison may very well be Christianity’s most interesting court jester. What is a 'f@#k'? Kids today, what with their weird lingo and all. And yes, that is a compliment. I like to fancy myself quite the juggler (and I have all kinds of funky hats–striped tights, too), but I have nothing on the writings of one Ms. Becky G. She represents well the ever-growing necessity of the theological smart-ass in the classroom. This week she stopped by in order... Read More

Five Questions with Jamie Arpin-Ricci

Jamie Arpin-Ricci is what happens when Franciscan sensibilities meet Anabaptist weirdness. Or, it could be the other around. I’m not sure. All I know is that if there is any hope for the possibility of Christian claims coinciding with Christian practices, I somehow think it resides within the aforementioned communities. Although, I’m certainly open to being surprised by a Protestant or two. Jamie plays an integral role in the Little Flowers Community, an intentional... Read More

Five Questions with Matt Litton

My good friend Matt Litton recently honored me with a lovely signed copy of his new and destined to be a classic, The Mockingbird Parables. It’s a terrific book that plunges the depths of Harper Lee’s masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird and surfaces with some incredibly solid and challenging reflections on living a life of Christian faith. It has also outsold all my books . . . combined. I kind of hate the guy. Long time fan of the Kansas Jayhawks (don’t... Read More

Five Questions with Shane Claiborne

Shane Claiborne may look like he was the smelly kid in class, but don’t let that fool you–he probably was the smelly kid in class. And for good reason, too. It’s highly unlikely Jesus sported anything like Brute aftershave lotion or Axe’s “Dark Temptations” shower gel (the latter, I imagine, being a more appropriate fit for his arch-enemy). Plus, all that dumpster-diving, while certainly a more ecologically friendly way to procure food than... Read More