Did Pastor Brian Houston from Hillsong Betray the Already Betrayed?

Mark Driscoll was interviewed at Hillsong Conference in Australia. Despite a public announcement from Hillsong Pastor Brian, following a vigorous campaign of critics against Mark Driscoll’s appearance, stating that Mark Driscoll’s appearance would be cancelled, Houston held an extended interview with Mark and Grace Driscoll via video conference yesterday. You can find the interview on … More Did Pastor Brian Houston from Hillsong Betray the Already Betrayed?

Perspectives from Exile: Palestinian – Jewish, Christian – Pagan…

“What is it that exile affords you?…the essential privilege of exile is to have, not just one set of eyes, but half a dozen, each of them corresponding to the places you’ve been.” Edward Said from Orientalism: The Documentary 1986 I was not born into Evangelicalism. I became an Evangelical/Pentecostal through a radical Christian conversion … More Perspectives from Exile: Palestinian – Jewish, Christian – Pagan…

Burning Man and Christianity: Lessons in confession (or the lack of it)

Burning Man is currently going through a bit of a crisis. The last couple years “Plug and Play Camps”, or what is now being called “Turnkey Camps”, began to come into focus in the event. Apart from the typical rough and tough radical self-reliance, self-expression, and gifting principles – apart from the non-commodification principle, a new culture … More Burning Man and Christianity: Lessons in confession (or the lack of it)

The Last Gasp of Tough Corporate Leadership Christianity

A friend of mine sent me an email late last night crying out for help. He was an assistant pastor in a small church I pastored years ago. Since that time, he has purposely taken on the task of pastoring small, wounded churches back to health. He is currently assisting a church in New York, … More The Last Gasp of Tough Corporate Leadership Christianity

The Self Immolation of Christian Leadership: Is this a macro issue?

This morning a Facebook discussion brought up a comment from Doug Murren (a fellow pastor in my previous denomination). In speaking about abusive behavior in leadership positions in Christianity, Doug said, “this has become a macro issue in the church,” and commented on the need to speak to this issue by every means possible. My … More The Self Immolation of Christian Leadership: Is this a macro issue?