Consuming Millennials (Part 1): How The Church Perpetuates Consumeristic Faith

  “Millennials are leaving the church!” “Young adults don’t believe anything anymore!” “The church has lost its voice in a wayward culture.” These dire headlines describe the reality of faith and church for today’s young adults, often referred to as “millennials.” The hasty exit of millennials from the church is well documented, with Cascadia’s young […]

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A Pastoral Case for Bike Lanes

Traffic. Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, and even my hometown of Tacoma are all struggling with it. The urban centers of Cascadia are growing at an exponential rate as thousands more move in each and every year. As traffic worsens, debates between drivers and cyclists quickly become enflamed. Is the solution more lanes for cars or bikes? […]

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Postmodern, Consumerist, Fleshly, and Fun: Why It’s So Hard to Commend Christianity in Cascadia

Why do people change their minds? In the classic work by Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn suggests that one does not change one’s mind until one has a good reason to do so. That apparently banal observation is nonetheless critical to the consideration of why Christianity is so hard to commend to […]

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Protestant Mission in the Pacific Northwest: The Murder of Narcissa Whitman

For more than two centuries the Pacific Northwest has been a difficult place for Christians effectively to share their faith. As any church planter or evangelist knows or quickly learns, understanding the history and context of this region requires the understanding of multiple cultures. In some ways Pacific Northwest culture, though often spiritual, is not […]

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