Why I Keep Talking About…Alternativity, the Bruderhof, and Church of All Nations

If my math is right there are over 30 (nearly 40, if memory serves) posts on the Circle of Hope blog about “alternativity.” I now have a few posts as well in which I mention or allude to it. What is alternativity? Responding to the blatant racism of the current presidential administration (as opposed to the … More Why I Keep Talking About…Alternativity, the Bruderhof, and Church of All Nations

For Memorial Day, “We Need Alternativity”

  At the end of Mill City Church‘s worship gathering yesterday, we sang one of my all-time favorite hymns, Be Thou My Vision. We sang something close to the version I’ve posted above. Give it a listen as you read. Here are the lyrics, which are important as they will inform the rest of this post: … More For Memorial Day, “We Need Alternativity”

How Small, Exactly?

Recently I’ve written about the call we’ve been experiencing in 2017 to get “small.” Over the past few days I’ve been experiencing the implications of that call in profoundly new ways, as I’ve been forced to consider just how “small,” exactly, we’re supposed to get. Remember, this is about getting “small” enough, first of all, to … More How Small, Exactly?

If You Want to Have Confidence on the Day of Judgment, Maybe Skip the Sinner’s Prayer?

The “Right” Way to Follow Jesus I will confess that I think most of us get following Jesus wrong. Obviously, to have such a thought presupposes that I have some idea of what it would look like to get following Jesus “right.” I intentionally said “us” in my first sentence, because like Paul, I am … More If You Want to Have Confidence on the Day of Judgment, Maybe Skip the Sinner’s Prayer?

Capitalism Has Me Feeling Sad and Depressed Because of My Illicit Taking and Greedy Cheating

Do me a favor and give a watch to the short video of Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove above. As anyone who’s been reading this blog of late knows, I’ve been profoundly influenced by his book God’s Economy: Redefining the Health and Wealth Gospel, and my family and I have been struggling with how to live in light … More Capitalism Has Me Feeling Sad and Depressed Because of My Illicit Taking and Greedy Cheating