I have David Fitch on the podcast today, talking about post-structuralism, the Matrix, why Chicago has the best weather on the planet, why you were duped into believing it was your idea to vote for your favorite candidate in 2016 - and 2020, and his new book, The Church of Us vs. Them: Freedom From a Faith that Feeds on Making Enemies.

You can follow David on Twitter and Facebook

I attended the Evolving Faith Conference in Denver last week, and I loved it. Evolving Faith is "a gathering for wanderers, wonderers, and spiritual refugees to help you discover...you are not alone." 

I took some time at the end of each day to record my thoughts about what I experienced that day and how I'm processing it. In Part 1, I talked about how I felt sitting in a room on the first day of the conference, where about 120 faith leaders gathered to listen and learn about what it means to lead our congregations through significant change. It was such a beautiful gift for me to be in a space that was created for me to work through my own questions, fears, and hopes as it relates to the church (Big C), but also the church (little c) that I pastor.

In Part 2, I talked about how genuine faith will always evolve.

In this episode, part 3, I talk about three final thoughts about evolving faith in general, wrapping it up with some genuine love for my new favorite homiletical hero, Cece Jones Davis. 

Here are the speakers and curators from Evolving Faith I'd encourage you to follow (sorry I don't have time to link all of these folks, but if you google them, you'll find their websites, or you can go to the Evolving Faith website to find out more. There will also be an Evolving Faith Podcast coming out soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that. 

Sarah Bessey

Jeff Chu

Dr. Eric Barreto 

Barbara Brown Taylor 

Danielle Shroyer

Dr. Peter Enns

Jasper Peters 

Tanya Marlow

B.T. Harman

Cece Jones Davis 

William Matthews

Kaitlin Curtice 

Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes 

Jennifer Knapp

Jen Hatmaker

Lisa Sharon Harper 

I'm in Denver, attending the Evolving Faith Conference, which is "a gathering for wanderers, wonderers, and spiritual refugees to help you discover...you are not alone." 

I'm taking some time at the end of every day to record my thoughts about what I experienced that day and how I'm processing it. In Part 1, I talked about how I felt sitting in a room on the first day of the conference, where about 120 faith leaders gathered to listen and learn about what it means to lead our congregations through significant change. It was such a beautiful gift for me to be in a space that was created for me to work through my own questions, fears, and hopes as it relates to the church (Big C), but also the church (little c) that I pastor.

This episode is Part 2, where I talked about how genuine faith will always evolve.

I'll wrap it up with my final thoughts in part 3 early next week. 

 

I'm in Denver, attending the Evolving Faith Conference, which is "a gathering for wanderers, wonderers, and spiritual refugees to help you discover...you are not alone." 

I'm taking some time at the end of every day to record my thoughts about what I experienced that day and how I'm processing it. This episode is part 1, where I discuss how I felt sitting in a room today where about 120 faith leaders gathered to listen and learn about what it means to lead our congregations through significant change. It was such a beautiful gift for me to be in a space that was created for me to work through my own questions, fears, and hopes as it relates to the church (Big C), but also the church (little c) that I pastor. I'll be posting more thoughts tomorrow night (part 2) and then I'll wrap it up with my final thoughts in part 3 early next week. 

In this episode, I share the five things I learned this summer about making space for loss after my father in law died. If you're dealing with loss, or if someone you love is experiencing loss, I hope this is a helpful resource. 

We're always in the process of letting things go - we take breaks from social media, vacations from work, we get injured and can't work out anymore... but how can we be mindful about how we let go of those things, so we really let them go? And when it's time to pick them back up again, how can we grab hold of those things - when it's time to do so - mindfully, instead of trying to hold it the same way we used to hold it? Whether you're taking a vacation, scheduling a day off, or taking time off of a creative project, it's helpful to think through what you are letting go of and how you are letting it go. Enjoy. 

This is Part 2! If you missed part 1, check it out here.

You're working on something, and you're not done yet, and you don't quite know how it's going to turn out, and you kind of want to quit but you are also oddly thrilled about this project. How do you stay in it? What do you need to keep going? Enjoy. 

You're working on something, and you're not done yet, and you don't quite know how it's going to turn out, and you kind of want to quit but you are also oddly thrilled about this project. How do you stay in it? What do you need to keep going? Enjoy. 

Steph Williams O’Brien is a pastor, writer, leadership coach, podcaster, and she’s a really good friend. She is a passionate influencer that encourages me to be who I am, ask the hard questions, and to embrace possibility and hope.

Check out the full Show Notes here.

Bridget Eileen is a multi-racial gay Christian woman who has chosen to be celibate - but not because the bible tells her so. This conversation was so fascinating to me for a million different reasons - I loved getting to know Bridget and I think you will, too. 

Click here for the Show Notes and to get in touch with Bridget. 

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