Aug 31, 2012

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An Interview with Dan Kimball

An Interview with Dan Kimball

Check out the interview with Dan Kimball!

Dan is the founding pastor of Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, CA and part of the core team for The Origins Project. He is also author of several books including:

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Dan’s newest book is called Adventures in Churchland: Finding Jesus in the Mess of Organized Religion. From Dan’s website:

“Why I wrote this book….

I wrote Adventures in Churchland: Finding Jesus In The Mess of Organized Religion because there are many Christians who feel that we are often misrepresented by the most vocal and negative examples among us. We see this showing in opinion polls like this one which made national news last week. We desire to see this changed and instead to be known as being the kind of Christians and churches that Jesus desired us to be. I wrote this book to help us all respond to some of the most often raised criticisms, such as:

  • Christianity is an “organized religion” and not what Jesus intended.
  • The church is often known as such a judgmental presence in the world today – is that what Jesus really taught?

I also wrote this book to give hope to those who may feel like a misfit in the church and Christian sub-culture. This book is a little more vulnerable and personal for me than my other books, as I share some of my story in this book from the time when I wasn’t a Christian and not interested in church while I was playing drums in a punk and rockabilly band. In a somewhat ironic twist, my life’s trajectory began to change when our band was living in London, England and I met an elderly group of Christians in a tiny church there. As a result, I ended up becoming a Christian and eventually became a pastor. But it wasn’t an easy transition. My entry into the evangelical church world was full of strange and even quite unpleasant experiences which I write about, some of which you may also relate to.”