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The Apple Tree and the End of the World (Part 2)

“If I knew that tomorrow was the end of the world, I would plant an apple tree today.” -Martin Luther

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The Obstacles of Advent

Last week my wife and I got all of our Christmas shopping done—in one day. This blitzkrieg approach has become

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Evangelical Voters

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Your Body as a Billboard

One of the key ideas of my book, The Divine Commodity, is the reduction of sacred things to commodities. A

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Surprised by Anne Rice

Last week I picked up a leftover copy of Anne Rice’s second novel about Jesus (or Yeshua ben Joseph as

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Consumption versus Consumerism

Out of Ur is currently sponsoring a contest related to my book, The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer

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McDonalds vs. McCurry

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The God of Nature

  This week I’ve been catching bits and pieces of Ken Burns’ new series on PBS: The National Parks-America’s Best

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Scrutinizing Church Leadership

Last week I came across one of those news articles that makes you wonder if we’re all just flying upside

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