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Category: portland

Called Out Episode 007: AJ Swoboda

This new episode of Called Out features a conversation I had with AJ Swoboda, an author, professor, and pastor from Portland. Although I’ve connected with AJ quite a bit when we were both pastoring in Portland, I also grew up int he same town as AJ. We went to the same high school, same church, […]


Category: portland

A Conversation About the Intersection of Faith and Work

Last week I spent an hour with my friend Paul Pastor at the Mt. Angel Abbey. Aside from the great view on a beautiful day, we discussed the topics surrounding an upcoming event put on by Christianity Today and Leadership Journal on faith and work. The event is in Portland, and as a reader of […]


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A Short Guide to Cultural Engagement in the Pacific Northwest

A little over a decade ago every pastor in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho embraced the new moniker of the Pacific Northwest (PNW) being the least churched region in the USA. It was a battle cry, a call to arms of cultural engagement for Christians living in the area. Now when you walk into churches, especially […]


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The Three

1. Margaret Feinberg wrote on the Catalyst blog about various techniques that have been used by pastors for many years to help overcome burning out. I found the post to be a great encouragement and reminder that avoiding burnout is my responsibility and it takes establishing a well thought out system of disciplines that keep […]


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Blue Like Jazz (The Movie) Review

As the film started the biggest question I had was how one of my favorite books, written by one of my favorite authors, a book filled with individual vignettes and essays, could be turned into a movie with a beginning, middle, and end. Beyond that I also wondered how a film that raised its money […]


Category: portland

The Three

Hard to believe there’s only 2 weeks left in the semester. I haven’t been looking forward to a semester ending this much since my junior year of college (2006). Here’s my top 3 things for you to check out and discuss this week. 1. Jonathan Pearson recently released his own free e-book titled Millennial Matters. […]


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