I’m having complicated feelings this Thanksgiving. While there may have indeed been pockets of genuine hospitality and mutual material and cultural exchange between early ‘pilgrims’ and indigenous inhabitants of this land, our subsequent actions of genocidal erasure toward those who lived in harmony with this land for 10-14,000 years prior makes this holiday’s deployment in […]
In The Empathic Civilization, Jeremy Rifkin summarized the millennia-long human drive of innovation as a race between entropy and empathy. Which is winning? And can the wonders promised by the Transhumanist movement help, or hurt?
A few days ago, before the sold-out Evolving Faith Conference kicked off at Montreat, ‘Science’ Mike McHargue and I were able to grab an hour together to talk about some of our most vulnerable experiences with God, and how these encounters have impacted our approaches to life. We discuss the potent idea of panentheism – […]
Note: This post will make a lot more sense if you read The Nine ‘O Clock Service: The Vibrant, Troubling Birth of the Emerging Church first. Join Matthew for a free video event to revisit the groundbreaking teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas and Julian of Norwich to stay grounded in these uncertain times. Register here! Today’s reflection […]
I’ve enjoyed Derek Webb‘s music for years. It’s weird. While I wouldn’t consider myself a die-hard fan, I tallied it up the other day and I’ve been to more Derek Webb concerts – by a large margin – than any other musician. When it comes to the repeats, I tally at Anathallo – 2 shows. Sigur […]