Engaging the World On Its Terms


I recall an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. (How about that season premiere on grief?) Meredith was “fine.” Now really she was not “fine.” But when asked how she was doing, she said, “fine.” So often did Meredith say “fine” that it no longer meant anything.

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No Objectivists – Through a Glass Dimly

My friend David Dunbar, President of Biblical Seminary, offered an article in his recent edition of his Missional Journal. I could not help but think Dave offered a way of describing the missional turn as a turn to root theology in the mission of God. Rather than use missional … Continue reading

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Bridge to Nowhere

I first heard about the Choluteca River bridge listening to Brian McLaren talk about evangelism at the National Pastor’s Convention in San Diego a number of years ago. It was the first NPC. Listen to the story. You can get permission to use the photo at or hereContinue reading

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Indiana Jones, Context and Contextualization

During my surprise “Birthday Month” Patty took me to see the opening of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I like Harrison Ford. Whether he is playing Indy or Jack Ryan or running from Tommy Lee Jones in the remake of The Fugitive I like … Continue reading

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