Chris McCain

Recent Entries


Creating Space for Imagination

I am often asked, “What does it mean for FTE to be the Forum for Theological Exploration?” It’s a great question – and one that we at FTE think a lot about. When you think of the word forum, what comes to your mind?

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April 11, 2016


Active Faith is Urgent

It’s incredible how quickly things can change. Just three weeks ago, FTE gathered leaders of many ages, races, and church traditions to explore what it means to live out an “active faith” – a faith motivated by a deep religious conviction that what God is doing in this world bends toward justice and that we are called to be active partners in that transformation.

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June 19, 2015


Campus Ministries that Stick

​I’ve been thinking a lot about stickiness lately. Now I’m not talking about chewing gum; I’m talking about ideas. Why do some ideas stick while others fall by the wayside? That is, which ideas bear potential for sustained, positive impact?

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October 28, 2014


Live the Questions

Over a century ago, the Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke exchanged letters with Franz Kappus, a 19-year old officer cadet in the Austrian army. Rilke, responding to Kappus’s questions about life and vocation, declined to offer any direct answers.

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March 13, 2014