The Best Podcast: Homebrewed Christianity

If you are a theology nerd, like me, there is no better podcast out there right now than Homebrewed Christianity. It’s awesome for all the right reasons: Killer Guests. Each week they interview a guest, usually someone who has recently released a book (but not always). Their past guests have included: Andrew Root, N.T. Wright […]

Sophisticated Youth Ministry and a Theology of Mission Trips

A youth minister, a theologian, and a tech guru log onto Twitter… So began a theological debate last week about mission trips carried on in 140 character increments amongst Andy Root, Adam McLane, and myself. It all started when Andy posted this little snippet of theological provocation: the point of mission trips is to invite […]

Rewriting the Lord's Prayer?

I came across this the other day and wanted to see what kind of response it got. I’ll save my comments for later. For now, how about this rendition of the Lord’s Prayer: Our Mother who is within us we celebrate your many names. Your wisdom come. Your will be done, unfolding from the depths […]

Book Review: Relationships Unfiltered by Andrew Root

Relationships Unfiltered: Help for Youth Workers, Volunteers, and Parents on Creating Authentic Relationships by Andrew Root is a condensed and popularized version of his groundbreaking first book Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation (read my review here). Just a look at the subtitles reveals the shift in […]