Growing Our Souls Through Struggle

I wish we could grow and mature without pain and struggle. But that’s not the nature of human experience.

Rethinking the Metrics of Congregational Success

In a pandemic/post-pandemic world, what metrics should be used to determine congregational effectiveness and success?

Gunslinger Theology

At this point in my life and faith, knowing too little about God feels healthier than knowing too much.

The Benefit of the Doubt

I will never understand all the mysteries of God, nor do I need to. Instead, I only need to follow the call of Jesus to live a life of love. It’s as simple as that. And it is enough.

Friends for the Journey

People cannot make it by themselves. So instead of writing an overtly theological article for this month’s Doubter’s Parish post, I’d like to remind you (and me) about the priority of relationships.

What to Do about Church?

Doubter’s Parish readers discuss their relationship with institutional religion.

Book Review of Brian McLaren’s “Do I Stay Christian”

In his provocative new book, Brian McClaren offers ten reasons to abandon Christianity—and ten reasons to stay.

Orthodox No Longer

Whatever you may think about nontraditional believers, their numbers are rapidly growing, their views are taking hold among a large swath of people, and they are not going away.

Vampire Theology

The characters of Netflix’s “Midnight Mass” miniseries creatively represent at least four different types of religion that can be found in contemporary America.

The Night I Stopped Believing in Substitutionary Blood Atonement

It’s theologically offensive in the modern era to think God required a bloody sacrifice of his Son in order to forgive humanity.