I make 10 minute videos in one take with low production.
I am an innovator and theologian currently pastoring a church with the United Methodist (UMC).
Peacing It All Together is my podcast with Randy Woodley. He is my mentor, friend, co-author, and conversation partner.
I’m wrapping up a doctorate that employs critical race theory in a practical theology of leadership.
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I grew up a Billy Graham-style evangelical but was far too interested in theological exploration and had to migrate about 14 years ago. I have pastored 4 churches in 3 different denominations and I am a podcaster.
I did my PhD work at Claremont School of Theology. I was a visiting professor of theology at my former seminary. Then I took on a small congregation in Portland and experimented with a hybrid model of ecclesiology (interactive church) that I had cooked up when I was in Los Angeles where I helped start the Loft LA.
I love to ride bicycles.
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May 19, 2011 at 2:52 am
wow, i never would have guessed you had been married longer than i have…you look so young…
May 19, 2011 at 8:08 pm
HA! funny. Yeah I have we have two things going for us in this category:
a) my baby face
b) we were both raised Evangelical so we married early 😉
June 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm
I love Chicago! What part did you grow up in? I lived in Streeterville, worked in Northbrook, but all my friends lived out West (Brookfield, La Grange, Oak Brook, Lisle, Wheaton, etc.). I was brutal triangle that I used to drive every day!
June 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm
I grew up in Waukegan and Elgin. 🙂 I went to afternoon Cubs games and I still love the Bears (and Ditka).
When I say ‘love’ I mean that I am wearing a Bears sweatshirt as I type this.
July 9, 2012 at 4:45 am
Hi, Bo! Facebook has been acting wonky recently on my end, so my apologies for contacting you like this.
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March 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm
After reviewing your blog, I would like to invite you to participate in an upcoming virtual book tour for a study book that is due to be released in June, “Hiding Behind the Worship Show” by Tim Reeve. This would be an ARC for a mid-May tour. I feel the book would be a good fit with your blog page and have enjoyed expiring your site.
Here is the excerpt for the back cover to familiarize you with the subject matter:
“Do you go to “worship services” every Sunday? Does the Bible even tell us that we
are supposed to assemble to worship? If we are going to claim to follow Scripture,
we probably need to rediscover these truths. Yes, God wants our worship. Yes, God
wants us to assemble. He never puts them together, though. In fact, the reason His writers give for the assembly is quite different, and much more practical! Discover what the Bible has to say in this riveting and challenging, inspirational Bible-based study.”
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Thank you so much for your time. Sorry to post this in your comments, btw. Just didn’t seen an email addresses.
Editor and Publicist
March 11, 2014 at 12:59 am
Sounds interesting …. email me at anEverydayTheology@gmail.com please 🙂
October 22, 2015 at 12:32 am
Hey Bo. So, I’m a deacon and I wrote this book about Wesleyan food ethics that, given your interests, I think you might enjoy: http://organicwesley.seedbed.com/
If you’d like to see it I can have a review copy sent to you. No obligation or pressure–just if you think you have time and might want to read it. Let me know. Thanks. Bill Guerrant
May 14, 2017 at 4:04 am
Out of curiosity, what (trans)denomination do you subscribe to the most (e.g., evangelical, mainline, liberal, progressive, or emergent)?
May 14, 2017 at 6:38 pm
I am committed to innovation and liberative approaches to theology. Most folks call that progressive. BUT I do postcolonial and critical theory in the academy. I minister in liberal mainline churches and teach at an evangelical seminary. The emergent conversation was supremely formative for me.
Long story short … I am an inter-disciplinary practical theologian. I view theology as a 2nd tier (secondary) discipline that reflects on and informs the primary activity of the people of god.
That is as clear as I can be! How was that?
May 18, 2017 at 7:35 am
Your response to my question was perfect! Lately I have identified myself as a non-denominational “Christian” because of my religious-spiritual fluidity. I grew up Roman Catholic and later became Protestant (Evangelical & Mainline). I noticed your shared a similar path (minus the Catholic part), hence my question. Anyways, I have two final questions: 1. Is it me or has the emergent movement been in the shadows (e.g., Emergent Village)? 2. What are your favorite books?