@ Sea #61 – Ideology As Idolatry

April 1, 2021At Sea, Community, Compassion, Deconstruction, It Is What You Make of It, Podcast, Reconciliation

I feel like I’ve always been aware of the sociopolitical battle lines between differing thoughts on “abortion” or preemptive war, but the comprehensive, nearly wholesale division and split between people with competing ideologies nowadays is … heartbreaking and scary.  In other words, it’s no longer just that I think you’re wrong about this or that; … Read More

@ Sea #57 – Deconstruction and Fundamentalism

March 4, 2021At Sea, Christianity, Church, Community, Creativity, Deconstruction, Doubt, It Is What You Make of It, Leadership, Podcast, Reconciliation

I just got off the phone with a long-time friend who is now a coaching client.  It’s the call I needed in order to finish this script.  This beloved friend began the conversation with the nearly universal phrase: “I feel like I’m always in the middle.” And I get that.  Even though I disagree a … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #48: Eugene Cho

November 1, 2020At Sea, News, Podcast

A few years ago, in conversation with artist Dylan Mortimer, we identified what we called “3rd rail” topics; things that, when talked about (or sometimes even approached) overcharged conversations to the point of explosion; topics that blew things up between individuals as well as whole people groups. Dylan, then in his early 30s and staring … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #45: Shaun Groves

July 18, 2020At Sea, News, Podcast

Shaun Groves Intro It was 1997 in Palo Alto, CA. I remember sitting 7th row from the stage, listening to a man named Tony Campolo talk about loving people well. He talked about neighbors and kids. He told a story about Jesus I’d heard before touching and healing a leper. Then he started talking about … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #43: Jennifer Lahl

June 16, 2020At Sea, News, Podcast

Albert Camus writes about ethics, “A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.”  And while I think we’d be hard-pressed to find someone who denies the importance of ethics, the practice and application of ethics can get tricky when related to cultures and disciplines in which we’re not as knowledgable.  Specifically, … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #42: Colby Martin

May 20, 2020At Sea, News, Podcast

One of the most persistent criticisms of religious progressivism is that it is reactive, pushing back on (and sometimes warring against) older, institutional practices deemed out of date, unhelpful, and even unjust. And while there is some good to such a posture, it doesn’t constitute a full enough profile of leadership.  In his book “The … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #41: Ben McBride

March 16, 2020At Sea, Podcast

It’s one thing to say “we’re in this together.” It’s another thing entirely to practice “belonging” and pay the kind of price required to actually broaden one’s tent; to include people who would just as soon exclude or eliminate you from the socio-cultural mix altogether.  For many years now, Ben McBride has been doing the … Read More