“You’re all Pharisees!”

Dr. Larycia Hawkins was removed from Wheaton College for her “extreme views.” (She donned the Muslim women’s hijab, took a selfie with it on, and equated Allah with God.) Then we invited her to share at Simply Jesus. Between her and Shane Claiborne, well let’s just...

Black lives. White police. Brown Syrians.

It’s typically unwise to provide wide-ranging social or political commentary right after a horrible tragedy.  The challenge however, is that in our current “tragedy-a-day” world and with 24 hour “news” coverage and social media blaring on...

The Key to Everything – Paying Respect to Dr. Kenneth Bailey

A year and a half ago I met with one of my three modern literary mentors, Ken Bailey. (The other two would be N.T. Wright and Dallas Willard). I’d always wanted to meet Ken, and finally, through some serious stalking, I made an appointment with him and ended up in his...