Enemy of the State

One by one, his followers were targeted and harassed and then forced into hiding. Even those who were only nominally affiliated with this man were shamed, cast out of their homes and into the hands of...

the (non)violence of holy week

This week Patheos has been generous enough to feature a series of five Holy Week meditations I wrote (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday and Bright Monday). I hope you will...

Stumbling Others

Rob Bell (Love Wins), Brian McLaren (Naked Spirituality) and I (Stumbling Toward Heaven) all released new books in March. All have drawn fire for questioning aspects of the faith, mine in sparks compa...

Why I’m a Conservative

Evangelical Christians often make the charge that those who do not share their theological commitments are “liberals,” while claiming the domain of “conservatism” for themselve...

Video Interview: Thom Meets Callid

At the 2010 American Academy of Religion conference in Atlanta, I had the pleasure of meeting Callid Keefe-Perry, a fascinating guy with an infectious verve. Callid asked to interview me with his new-...

Jesus of Montreal

Jesus of Montreal is a film about a play about Jesus of Nazareth. Upon returning from extended travels in the east, an out-of-work Montreal theatre actor, Daniel Coulombe, is commissioned by a Catholi...