We Are The Branches


This summer I joined the launch team for the new Missiongathering Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Charlotte, North Carolina, along with my dear friend planting pastor Rich McCullen. I’ve taken on the role of Pastor of Social Justice and Activism, which has allowed me the opportunity to preach from time to time. My first […]

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My Interview on Racism with Every Day Grace TV


I was honored to be invited by Mary Andreolli to be interviewed for Every Day Grace TV — along with the amazing Holly Roach — on the topic of racism and specifically what we, as white people, can do to end racism. Please watch and share:

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What I Said About Kathy Escobar’s New Book


Kathy Escobar’s new book Faith Shift is officially out today. Here’s the endorsement I wrote for it: “Kathy Escobar is the perfect guide for navigating the disturbed waters of shifting faith. I can’t think of a better person to have as a pastor from afar. Her language of faith shift provides a helpful framework for […]

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Protected: Breaking My Own Silence About Mental Illness


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Best Stories = Best Leaders


The line that is still sticking with me: “Those who tell the best stories will become the best leaders.” (Jennifer Aaker) What do you think? Watch the video below and see why I’ll be showing this video in all my future workshops! Post by Knightopia.   BTW — this is my first embedded post from […]

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RIP Edith Schaeffer


I’m reflecting on the impact of the Schaeffer family on my life, because Edith Schaeffer died today at the age of 99. I met her in 1996 and interviewed her for my underground magazine, Kamikaze.

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I’m Proud to Be a Member of the Church of TED


As a person of faith, I’m inspired by the stories told and ideas shared through TED of what people are doing to make the world — and especially our local community — a better place.

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Why I’m Pro-Drones But Anti-Obama (On Drones)


I’m personally thrilled for the new possibilities of personal air travel and some of the possible domestic uses for drones. But I am 100% opposed to the Obama administration’s use of drone warfare for military purposes overseas and here at home.

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My Interview With Moby


In June 1995, I found myself hanging out with Moby in the back of his tour bus, parked outside of First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. He was in the middle of his headlining tour for Everything Is Wrong, which was named “Album of the Year” by Spin magazine. And he talked to me about his […]

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A Force of Will


This is what I said in my endorsement of Mike Stavlund’s new grief memoir, “A Force of Will,” available now from Amazon.

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