The Heresy of Church

Dan Rademacher

                                  We were driving along in our neighborhood, my son observed our local park and blurted out, “Why aren’t they going to church?” My other son responded frankly, “Jesus never went to church. They’re just doing what Jesus did.” […]

On the 10th Anniversary of My Ordination


  Jesus called me into ministry.   The institutional church has put me through hell.   The keepers of the normative have always tried to stand in my way.   Having spent years in discernment, I will never forget the first question. “Do you believe in a literal hell?” After an afternoon of similar questions, […]

Chicken S*it Pastors


  There is no greater love than laying down your life for your friends. Jesus didn’t mince words in John 15:13. Over the past few days, I’ve thought about what such words of sacrifice mean in a contemporary context. Then, I made the mistake of thinking about most of the pastors I know. I can […]

The Indictment of the Institutional Church


    “Can you imagine Jesus sitting on his ass while people are gunned down in the street? Why do we? Cowardice is the highest level of evil and it exists in abundance in the institutional church. By doing nothing as bodies drop, the institutional church might as well be firing the guns. We will […]