Writings

Reading it again, differently

Writer and editor Rose Horowitch has a piece in The Atlantic about revisiting something read and appreciated in the past. “A former teacher once told me that we reread books …

Awe & wonder: Part 1

Routines sometimes need to be interrupted. Except for morning coffee, of course. One conscious choice I’ve made recently is to reduce and redirect my media consumption — particularly avoiding those …

GUEST POST: The absence of kindness

By Jon Roebuck There is a very disturbing trend in modern American Christianity. It isn’t low attendance, declining membership, aging buildings or shrinking budgets.  It’s the absence of kindness that should …

Jesus and the fundamentals of faith

Just a bit more than a century ago a series of pamphlets — titled The Fundamentals — were produced and widely distributed. With some Christians rattled by Darwin’s view of …

What, why, how and when

This new website represents an early, growing and important step in the second phase of the Jesus Worldview Initiative. So let me offer a few words about the reasoning and …

Fear in Search of a Theology

Many of today’s boldly proclaimed beliefs—masked as Christianity—are birthed through the narrow canal of fear. This exceeding high birth rate follows a pattern, a particular lineage. Cultural changes are the …

Echoes of a Jesus Worldview

However, the bishop said a stoic security person suddenly looked alarmed, apparently thinking he’d heard “There’s a bomb in Gilead” coming from the preacher’s mouth. “I’m here to suggest that Christianity goes …