Posts by Pastor Bo


Poetics of Transition

Poetics of Transition


Posted By on Mar 14, 2019

I (Bo) had the pleasure of being on the Theopoetics Podcast to talk about my transition away from evangelicalism. I retired from evangelism early this year but have not really had the chance to debrief that with anyone. My friend Tim reached out to offer me the space to do that publicly. It was a wonderful experience and we covered a LOT of ground. The 1/4 was about the past but then we moved into the present and the future. We also...

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Will the past save us? (sermon)


Posted By on Mar 12, 2019

Here are my sermon notes from the past week – video below Will the past save us ? I weekly hear well-meaning people romanticize the ‘early church’ or simple primitive I study this all the time: Books covers Make the past great again We even have something like this happening in our country right now: red hat This has been a major theme for me in the past decade The future of the church is not Europe’s past We have set sail and...

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My Methodist Take

My Methodist Take


Posted By on Feb 27, 2019

Our denomination – the United Methodist Church – had a big meeting for the last 4 days (Special Session of the General Conference) and on the final day, the Traditional Plan (TP) prevailed over 3 others. The other plans were all preferable to me. The Connectional Plan (CP) was a region-by-region approach. The One Church Plan (OCP) was my favorite and it allowed us to ‘agree to disagree’ but remain in unity. The...

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Podcasts for February

Podcasts for February


Posted By on Feb 14, 2019

Our podcast feed is full of goodness right now! Progressive Bible Study (now called imBible Study) just finished the book of Ruth so Katie and I recorded a Ruth Recap podcast that was a LOT of fun. Sunday School (now called Brain Storming with Bo) is going through the alphabet. D is for Demythologize was a good podcast. E is for Emergence (and ecclesiology) comes out tomorrow.  This Sunday is G is for Gay Christians where we are going...

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