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Spiritual But Still a Bit Religious: The U2 Church
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

U2’s ‘thin ecclesiology’ appeals to me because it models the seasons of doubt and faith in an honest medium rooted in the authentic presence of Jesus.  If you’ve been reading  ...

U2: The Art of Hitting One's Stride
Originally Posted: 09/10/2014 - 10:10am | Type: Blog

Personally, I find it beautiful. It's a glorious album. But don't let the music distract you from what they are trying to do with it. Perhaps you heard. U2 has a new alb ...

Attn SBNR: Biblical Violence Matters to Peace
Originally Posted: 03/07/2014 - 2:27pm | Type: Blog

Religion can be defined as the practices and beliefs employed by humans to contain our violence. If you are a spiritual but not religious seeker after peace, please do not deceive yourself into thinking that i ...

The Power of None
Originally Posted: 02/11/2014 - 9:55am | Type: Blog

What does surprise me is our failure to see that affiliation with a traditional, God-centered religion is no longer the primary way that many Americans express their deeply rooted need for faith. ...

'SBNR,' Monasticism, and Falling Short
Originally Posted: 08/20/2013 - 2:27pm | Type: Blog

So, I'm wrangling with Lillian Daniels. Smart. Savvy. Informed. Yep. I respect her a great deal. And I disagree with her assessment of the "Spiritual But Not Religious" Thang almost completely. ...

Why I Made My Teenager Go to Church
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

In this age when the “spiritual but not religious” seem to have more relevance than churchgoers, it’s easy to wonder why church attendance matters at all. But I believe that we need common spaces, more ground ...

Christendom, Bias, and The End of Religion
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday the Barna Group offered up a very interesting analysis of post-Christianity in the United States. But when we talk about the end of Christianity, which Christianity are we talking about? ...

'Relevance Is Not Enough- Anne Marie Roderick / Sojourners Magazine- February 2013
Originally Posted: 02/15/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Press

February 14, 2013 Sojo in the News Anne Marie Roderick ...

Meet the Nones: On the Brink
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 9:19am | Type: Blog

Churches are crying out, “You need us! You don’t think you do, but you really do!” The “nones” are shouting back, “I’ve got my own community, thank you very much, and it’s way less hypocritical than yours!” Th ...

I Am Christian Because I Am #SBNR
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

The only reason that I am Christian is because I am spiritual-but-not-religious. The only reason that I am Christian is because I am spiritual-but-not-religious. Right. That� ...

In Praise of Holding One's Religion Lightly
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

'Religion is bad for you' and everyone around you for that matter. 'Being SBNR is shallow and boring.' Well, if these statements are true then we are up Sh*t's Creek without a paddle. ...

A Gen-X Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Creed?
Originally Posted: 12/28/2012 - 2:13pm | Type: Blog

There are a lot of emergent folk who shun creeds. They have let go of much of their free-range evangelicalism, but the anti-creedal posture still holds a principal place. Still, I am thinking about music and l ...

Tripp Hudgins' Busted Stuff: The Game Change
Originally Posted: 10/30/2012 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

How do we find a job? How do we find work? Maybe we shouldn't worry so much...LEAN into what feeds you. How do we find a job? How do we find work? Maybe we shouldn't wor ...

Accompanied by Nones
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 12:55pm | Type: Blog

As I write this reflection, there are numerous women and men who continue to wrestle with massive questions surrounding spirituality, faith, diverse concepts of God, and the ever-changing role of religion in t ...

The Nones: Saving Perfection
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 12:04pm | Type: Blog

We domesticate Jesus so easily when he's actually calling us to is something rather wild and unpredictable. Jesus is calling us to leave all of our security behind. Jesus is asking us to live with him and ...

Church No More: Part 6 — Back to Church Again
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

The saying “you can't go home again,” probably originated from Tom Wolfe's novel, You Can't Go Home Again. It's the story of an author who leaves his home, writes about it from a distance a ...

Church No More: Part 5 — Far Too Little Sabbath in the Sabbath
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

More than two months into my sabbatical, I now have to say, “Boy was I wrong.” People who are not in church are on sabbatical, more so than I am. Editor's Note : Th ...

Church No More: Part 4 — I Don't Want to Go Back
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 10:34am | Type: Blog

I do not want to go back to Church because life outside of Church is better. It just is. There's no dogma complicating the path to God. It is more than refreshing to escape the games church-folk play with ...

Life in Translation
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

I have been thinking about the church of my youth. I have been remembering, if you will, as a guy who has read too much Updike (I'll never forgive him for the Rabbit books) might remember his youth. ...