Modern Day Saints: 3 (Shirley Osbourne of Melbourne)

Modern Day Saints: 3 (Shirley Osbourne of Melbourne)

Shirley Osbourne is one of my heroes. We met her in Melbourne while she was speaking at a FORGE intensive training session, on spirituality. We immediately realized we would be friends. She is everything I like about a missionary, loving, down to earth, grass roots,...

Modern Day Saints: 2 (Ray Barbee)

Watch this guy skate!!! He revolutionized skating. Before Ray, there were lots of guys that did amazing tricks. Gnarly guys like Duane Peters and Tony Alva that rode like they were fighting with the pool or ramp. Smooth gymnast like guys who do amazing acrobatic...

Modern Day Saints: 1 (My wife Raquel)

Since I seemed to have gotten a million more hits for being a jerk than I ever did being less of a jerk, I thought I might try even harder to be more positive. I am starting a series where I will write a brief description of people who I admire greatly. And there is...

My vision of ‘church’ for today

I’ve written a couple series here on Upptäcka Network about Why I don’t go to church much and articles On community, and I wanted to follow it up with some changes I want to see—some ideas for how we could ‘do church’ in today’s culture....

theology (my doctrine is bigger than your doctrine)

I am an insecure man, that wants to be liked. I want to be respected more than I want to be liked. And, to be honest, I actually do care about what my peers think about me. I like to believe that I am capable of acting beyond this sinful limitation, but sometimes I...