Leaving Jesus

“The Jesus that reigns down pain and disappointment to teach you something about his love, the behavior obsessed Jesus who uses shame to manipulate you into doing what he wants, the abusive Jesus you have been describing to me for more than an hour, I think you should leave him.

ERIC JOHNSON / In The Image of God

Eric Johnson, the pastor of Bethel Church in Redding CA, shares generously, humbly, and with great insight on the goodness of God, navigating culture, Jesus and American politics, spiritual maturity, emotional health, and what it means to be alive.

Women in Ministry: The Infamous Elder’s Meeting

I held my tongue while the men provided their own scripture, “…women should be silent in the churches…for they are not permitted to speak, but should remain silent and subordinate” (1 Cor 14:34), and “I do not permit a woman to teach or have authority over a man; she is to keep silent” (1 Tim 2:12). The Elders believed that because their thoughts were biblical, they were somehow true. But of course, they were not. Jesus was far from them…

How to Read the Bible (Part 2)

Jesus is my lens, my true narrative. His perfect love is my conviction. His goodness is my faith. Every question I have, every relationship or circumstance, every scripture, including the tension Job represents, is measured against the measureless revelation of Jesus.

What’s He Like

If a person believes punishment is in God’s nature, that God pulls triggers after we die, that hell is His final act of eternal separation, then simply asking the question “Can we be saved when we die?” is sacrilege and attempting to answer, sheer heretical lunacy…

Jonah And An Angry God?

…With self-righteous arrogance, Jonah determines it’s the will of god that he die for his sin. Instead of repenting, Jonah, with his sanctimonious gospel, preaches himself overboard as a sacrifice to his angry god. And worse, he makes the sailors complicit in his death religion…

How to Read the Bible (Part 1)

Jesus is my lens, my true narrative. His perfect love is my conviction. His goodness is my faith. Every question I have, every relationship or circumstance, every scripture, including the tension Job represents, is measured against the measureless revelation of Jesus.

BRAD JERSAK / CHRISTOLOGY

Brad discusses high Christology and gives insight into how our early church fathers thought about God and how they read and interpreted scripture. He also discussed what the wrath of God means in scripture.

Recent Articles

When Does The Bible Become An Idol?

What happens when we search the Scriptures in search of eternal life? It’s not long before we start defining the words on the pages as “infallible” and “inerrant.” And in my experience, an inerrant approach to scripture is a slippery slope into idolatry.

Hell, and Freedom

Look, if a future punishment is the only thing keeping a person from hurting others, by all means, that person might need to keep believing in hell. But let’s not pretend that person is whole or free. And whatever we do, let’s not give that kind of thinking a pulpit in our lives.

Betrayal and Love

“This is my body, broken for you! Boys and girls, you are not abandoned, I will not leave you orphaned…”

Donald Trump, Politics, and the Church

I have witnessed the church, my brothers and sisters on both sides of an American aisle that doesn’t exist in heaven, go to war with one another on behalf of their devotion ‘for or against’ a politician.

The Hard Stuff in Scripture

Recently a friend sent a text suggesting that I do a podcast highlighting the ‘hard stuff’ in Scripture.
I responded back, “What hard stuff?”

Swords, Spears, Guns, and Lasers

Remember how they were joined by a host of raging superhero death angels shouting “Glory in the highest,” and “On earth, as it is in heaven!” while they committed acts of retributive justice that would make Quinton Tarantino blush.

The Bride and the Ecclesia

Membership in a church does not automatically make me part of the Bride of Christ.

Fixing the Church Scale Problem

No matter how we package the metrics, the current model of the Church in the West is incapable of scaling Kingdom growth at a rate that can keep up with it…

Father Abraham, Tacos, and God’s Goodness

If Facebook existed during Abraham’s day, I imagine he would have been angry at my thoughts about God’s goodness.

Sovereign Love / six-part teaching series

While many of us believe the sovereignty of God has something to do with control, Jesus revealed the true definition of the sovereignty of God in the power and authority of sacrificial Love…

The Hard Stuff in Scripture

The Hard Stuff in Scripture

Recently a friend sent a text suggesting that I do a podcast highlighting the ‘hard stuff’ in Scripture.
I responded back, “What hard stuff?”

Swords, Spears, Guns, and Lasers

Swords, Spears, Guns, and Lasers

Remember how they were joined by a host of raging superhero death angels shouting “Glory in the highest,” and “On earth, as it is in heaven!” while they committed acts of retributive justice that would make Quinton Tarantino blush.

Faith

confidence or trust:
KIM HONEYCUTT / SHAME, AND WHAT TO DO WITH IT

KIM HONEYCUTT / SHAME, AND WHAT TO DO WITH IT

In this podcast, Psychotherapist Kim Honeycutt, shame, blame the trauma of rejection. She brilliantly highlights our intrinsic worth, our identity in Christ, and the journey from rejection to acceptance.

Hell, and Freedom

Hell, and Freedom

Look, if a future punishment is the only thing keeping a person from hurting others, by all means, that person might need to keep believing in hell. But let’s not pretend that person is whole or free. And whatever we do, let’s not give that kind of thinking a pulpit in our lives.

DON KEATHLEY / THE GOSPEL

DON KEATHLEY / THE GOSPEL

Don Keathley touches on the goodness of our Father, Jesus as perfect theology, grace, our union, our identity, how to approach scripture, and the lie of eternal conscious torment.

Rethinking God with Tacos Podcast

with Derek Turner & Jason Clark
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KATHRYN LYNN CIENIEWICZ / LOVE IS THE LONG GAME

KATHRYN LYNN CIENIEWICZ / LOVE IS THE LONG GAME

Salvation, hell, justice, equality, the bible, and the unconditional transformative always good Love of God; in this insightful interview, Kathryn talks about her spiritual deconstruction and the journey of rethinking God. She brilliantly addresses the sin of certainty, newfound feminism, and a Love that casts out all fear.

KIM HONEYCUTT / SHAME, AND WHAT TO DO WITH IT

KIM HONEYCUTT / SHAME, AND WHAT TO DO WITH IT

In this podcast, Psychotherapist Kim Honeycutt, shame, blame the trauma of rejection. She brilliantly highlights our intrinsic worth, our identity in Christ, and the journey from rejection to acceptance.

Life

being manifested by growth:
Donald Trump, Politics, and the Church

Donald Trump, Politics, and the Church

I have witnessed the church, my brothers and sisters on both sides of an American aisle that doesn’t exist in heaven, go to war with one another on behalf of their devotion ‘for or against’ a politician.

The Church, Politics, and Trust

The Church, Politics, and Trust

It seems the North American church doesn’t understand how trust works. You see, while trust is earned through faithfulness over time, it can be lost the same way.

Swords, Spears, Guns, and Lasers

Swords, Spears, Guns, and Lasers

Remember how they were joined by a host of raging superhero death angels shouting “Glory in the highest,” and “On earth, as it is in heaven!” while they committed acts of retributive justice that would make Quinton Tarantino blush.

Sovereign Love

God Is (Not) In Control / Six-Part Teaching Series FREE
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“Sometimes a story is written that changes everything. This book is an irresistible journey into transforming love. These are new and powerful thoughts from a modern-day reformer. Once they take hold they wont let go.”
Mark Batterson

Pastor of National Community & Bestselling Author of Circle Maker

Those struggling for identity will appreciate “Prone to Love” as a key to unlock and accept their true hidden self.  Enjoy!”

Rev Paul Johansson

Chancellor & Chairman of Elim Bible Institute and College

Art

what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance:
ALLEN ARNOLD / CHAOS CAN’T

ALLEN ARNOLD / CHAOS CAN’T

God creates order from disorder and we have been invited to co-create with Him. In the midst of chaos, “we associate peace with answers. God associates peace with Union.”

Our Little Corner

Our Little Corner

Vibey, hopeful, and stirring, Our Little Corner EP is six cover songs recorded by Ethan Wilde Clark, and produced and performed by Ethan and Madeleine True Clark under the name Wilde Assembly.

JOHN MARK MCMILLAN / A WORSHIP RECORD FOR ATHEISTS

JOHN MARK MCMILLAN / A WORSHIP RECORD FOR ATHEISTS

“I am building bridges between my friends who are atheists, my friends who are fundamentalists, my friends who consider themselves progressive or any end of the spectrum. Because gratitude is the one place we all come together.” John Mark McMillan

Lloyd's Corner

The Life I Dreamed Of...
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FEATURING MONTHLY MESSAGE PODCASTS BY JASON CLARK AND FRIENDS
A RELATIONSHIP WHERE THE SON IS ALWAYS DESPERATE IS DYSFUNCTIONAL

A RELATIONSHIP WHERE THE SON IS ALWAYS DESPERATE IS DYSFUNCTIONAL

Jason gives one of his foundational messages on living in an awareness of our Father’s measureless love. This message highlights one of the greatest shifts in Jason’s life and faith when He repented from the dysfunction of living desperate for His Father’s affection, love, blessing, promises, and so on.   

REPENT, THE KINGDOM IS WITHIN YOU!

REPENT, THE KINGDOM IS WITHIN YOU!

Repenting is a 2 min, 4 min, 24 min, 24 hours, 240 days and on and on revelation and agreement of our Father’s perspective in which we lay our burdens down, we exchange brokenness for righteousness, poverty for hope, peace, and joy; and sin for wholeness.

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