A Reflection on Grief and Deconstructing Christianity

There’s a notable theme when I hear stories from folks who find themselves on the outside of community looking in. (This was originally posted in the newsletter and reposted on the blog for public readership.) It wasn’t that long ago when I came to the...
The Way of Jesus is Subversion

The Way of Jesus is Subversion

You’ve heard it said…when Jesus was riding into the city on the colt (remembered on Palm Sunday) he not only fulfilled a prophecy from Zechariah, but it was a subversive act that folks seeking liberation would have not expected. Jesus opted for a colt over...
40 Going on 50

40 Going on 50

Birthday month over here. My 4th COVID birthday and a bit of a milestone. Celebrate with me by finding one of my books if you haven’t already. You can visit my shop or ask your local book retailer to get one. Four decades as taught me a few things (not many),...
My Top Books of 2022

My Top Books of 2022

Here is my annual list of the top books I read in 2022. Most of them came out in 2022 except for one. In no particular order: My book, “When We Belong. Reclaiming Christianity on the Margins.” by me. Thank you to everyone who bought a copy, left a review,...

What the ‘Billy Graham Rule’ Says About Leaders

Originally posted in April 2017 and reposted. The Billy Graham rule is sexist. Full stop. And reveals deeply seated problems in evangelical formation surrounding patriarchy and the devaluing of women. The United States Vice-President Mike Pence, is in the middle of a...

Biblical Freedom is Setting the Oppressed Free

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Rohadi (@rohadi.nagassar)   In our current pandemic world there’s an accumulation of confusion, disarray, and maybe feelings of being scared. Many are hurting from pandemic life and now grieve the loss...

2 Causes of Deconstructing Faith

As many of you know, I’m somewhat of a connoisseur of deconstruction. My next book will include a deep dive into deconstructing faith. Deconstruction is so hot right now that white thought leaders are finding ways to monetize it, and fundamentalists are finding...
Epiphany and Life in 2021

Epiphany and Life in 2021

We are now in the season of Epiphany, one of two feasts the early church celebrated along with Easter. Epiphany marks the Gospel revealed to the Gentiles through the story of the visiting wise men. I’ve always found it peculiar the story of the Magi. Something...
Epiphany and Life in 2021

Advent Voices of the Marginalized

2000 years of patriarchy have undoubtedly diminished the powerful words of the two women in our readings. Today we will centre one, a voice that comes to us in the form of a song. “Magnificat anima mea Dominum.” It sure sounds better in Latin. Mary’s Song,...
This Christmas Lean INTO the Mess

This Christmas Lean INTO the Mess

Are you a Christmas scrooge or a Christmas fiend? The Christmas fanatic decorates the tree November 1st, revels in ugly sweaters, shops till they drop, fills on egg nog lattes, still believes in Santa Claus, and covers their house in yule tide trinkets including...