about

Married to Kelly. Wannabe blogger. Almost Anabaptist. Student of Truett Seminary at Baylor.

I’m a contributor to Missio Alliance and I’ve had the pleasure of being published at Relevant.

I want to have a conversation with you.

The river of conversation takes us to the open places where, over time, it has carved the rock for us – chipping away the ancient cliff, leaving it smooth and beautiful.  Most people stop in the open places to enjoy the sun and dive from the cliffs into the soft-flowing water where it is comfortable.  However, conversation also takes us down river to the dangerous places: to the jungle where you have to duck for the low branches, to the rapids which create waters so furious they can suck you under and refuse to spit you out, even to the edge of the cliff where the flow has nowhere else to go but over, breaking us on the jagged stones at the bottom and bringing us back together for a new course.

I see conversation taking us to a better understanding of what it means to be human, what it means to be The Church. It is taking me to the dangerous places.  I’m not content in the open places. I long to see what lies behind the dense forest around the bend.

I created this blog to join the conversation – to get on the river and go to dangerous places and to find the hidden open places beyond them.

4 responses to “about

  1. I just read your article on faith. Somehow you’ve been able to articulate the theological turmoil I’ve been feeling for a good part of my life. It’s been only recently that I’ve felt like it’s OK to have questions and not have everything figured out. Being raised in an evangelical church my whole life, I know what the “accepted” correct answer is to every question and it’s actually easier to just accept that. The problem for me is that it feels more honest to ask questions and not always accept the status quo. All that to say that I want to encourage you to keep up what you are doing in spite of criticism because I’ve got to think it encourages many others like me.

  2. Tylor…just read your post on the six evangelicals who should be banned…great stuff. I get into these debates all the time, so definitely some new thoughts to propagate. Good luck with the Baylor gig…I survived one year in the poli sci grad program…then went to U Edinburgh and Kenya to finish my degree. Working on a PhD in “political science” now, but the dissertation doesn’t really fit into any nice disciplinary category…more like the anthropology of political theology in East Africa. I also grew up in Anabaptist circles (Mennonite/Church of the Brethren) and now appreciate more of what that environment embedded.

  3. [If you would care to take a look at my book, Christians Pacifism: Fruit of the Narrow Way, and possibly consider it for a review, I would be glad to send you the word doc. A sad irony of our times–when you search ‘Christian pacifism’ or ‘pacifism’ on Amazon, the book that leads the list is A Time to Kill: The Myth of Christian Pacifism. ]

  4. Tylor – Greetings brother in the name of our Father God in heaven and our Lord Jesus. I share your beliefs regarding what I call the corporate church. It would be a blessing if you could read a piece I wrote and give me some feedback. (The Apostle Paul on Personal Rights and the Gospel) I approach the issue from a little different angle than most. My blog is more of a one-stop-shop on the issue of how man has converted the Ekklesia into his own image. http://honorgodsword.com/
    Blessings and thanks for your work.
    Neil Braithwaite

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