Reverent Irreverence

Integral Church for the 21st Century from Cradle to Christ Consciousness

In Reverent Irreverence Pastor Tom claims that churches are uniquely positioned to transform our society. Following Ken Wilber’s insight that churches, as the owners of western mythology, can become “conveyor belts” for the evolution of human consciousness, Tom sets out to tell how.

Part I

Set within an emerging myth for our time, Tom applies Integral Philosophy to the church. After briefly outlining the developmental path of human consciousness, he presents culturally relevant “Jesus Stories” to contextualize individual transformation. “Yes…And” Theology applies Integral Philosophy to scripture.

Part II

In Part II Tom presents a map to guide emerging Integral Churches, or churches that simply want to become more integrally informed. He then applies the model to the church he pastors in western Washington.


An extensive Appendix provides resources and practices that churches can adopt and use.

Review & Commentary