a principle or set of principles
laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.

Curb Your Dogma explores issues of life and existence
in a spirit of humility and humor.


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The Way of Love

The Hard Road from Church to the Kingdom of God, Part 3 (The Way of Love)

December 2, 2018

  A Way to Live Jesus taught the way of love. He told stories. At the center of these stories was a God of love and people in need of love. Jesus’ stories did not focus on belief but on behavior. Jesus had only two rules for life: Love God. Love your neighbor. He said…

The Hard Road from Church to the Kingdom of God, Part 1

The Hard Road from Church to the Kingdom of God, Part 1

November 4, 2018

The Mysterious Presence Ever since I was a little boy, I have felt a mysterious Presence. I felt it traipsing across the hills of the Palouse with my dog, Brute. I heard it in music. I felt it in my family. I touched it in the wilderness of Idaho, where I spent summers backpacking with…


The Apostate & the Infidel, Part 2

October 21, 2018

In this episode, we turn our attention from the infidel to the apostate. Strangely, these titles were the result of seeking God together. We invite you to join us in the pursuit of God.


The Apostate & the Infidel, Part 1

October 7, 2018

Both Jim and I have experienced a deep crisis of faith. In the midst of going through this together Jim started calling me “The Apostate” and I began to call him “The Infidel.” In this episode we explain why, and how our experience changed the way we think of our lives and of God. Mentioned…


A Tree Planted by the Water

September 22, 2018

Last week I painted a picture of the Mountain of God. On this mountain we are warmed and energized by the same light. On this mountain, we move closer to God, closer to each another, closer to truth. There is no “us” and “them.” There is room for everyone. The mountain of God is not…


The Mountain of God

September 8, 2018

  Question Anything But Church In case you missed it, I am making an outrageous claim. I am saying that the church is not a natural extension of the message of Jesus but a radical departure from it. If you haven’t questioned my sanity, I question yours. I am taking a swipe at one of…