Category: Spirituality

Outgrowing Our Religion

In my best evaluation, people have always been drawn towards things like religion to try to explain the things we could explain. The ceremonies and communities we built around our understanding and misunderstanding helped us shape some meaning into the world. I believe we can honor those traditions and, sometimes, even memorialize them while boldly…

The Church is Out of Space

Recently I listened to a discussion about a book I’m involved with called Parenting Deconstructed. It’s a great book for people that are making changes in their spiritual life and exploring different options, commonly known as deconstruction. A couple of the authors that I love talked about making space for their children. What they meant…

We want you to have the Book

Laura and I want to get our book, Out into the Desert, into the hands of people inside and outside the church. For that reason, the Kindle version of the book has been marked down to 99 cents for the month of October. Please take advantage right now, and consider sharing with your friends. Kindle…

Riding the Wave out into the Desert

I know the metaphor doesn’t make much sense, but I wanted to get your attention and ask for your help. Last night, our new book, Out Into the Desert surged back up to number 1 in new releases for Ecclesiology. Help us ride the wave by sharing this amazing news with people you know. Description…

Book Release – Out into the Desert

Two years ago, Laura and I wrote this book called:  Out into the Desert: Thriving Outside Organized Religion.  It will finally be published on Monday, August 15th.  Below is a brief summary of the book. Order Out into the Desert Sometimes when we begin to question our faith or have doubts about our tradition, it…

Out into the Desert releases 8/15

 Sometimes when we begin to question our faith or have doubts about our tradition, it can feel like we are wandering out into the desert. When we take a step back and honestly evaluate organized religion in the 21st century, many times it doesn’t make any sense. The more we cling to it and try…

The Hotel – Releases Today

It’s finally here! Every time I release a book it seems like I’m having a baby. The Hotel started as a curiosity about an old building. Then, I learned some facts and let my imagination run wild and 45 days later I had a novel. My very first novel! I was so surprised that not…

The Hotel

Have you ever looked at one of the buildings downtown and then just let your imagination think about what it was like 100 years ago? That’s what Karl Forehand did when he was standing in the Opp Hotel, in Rock Port, MO some time ago. He knew a few facts and some of the rumors…