Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell…in Church?

Lots of adjectives have been attached to my name in the past, but “provocative” is one that seems to keep sticking. As a writer of mainly theological material, it’s expected that I’ll use certain buzzwords and will avoid some topics that simply should not be talked about in polite company, let alone church. Sounds like a challenge. I like challenges. Enter the new book series I’m co-creating and editing for Chalice Press, called “Where’s the Faith?” The acronym by which the series is known is “WTF?,” a brief nod to the provocateur in me. [Read more...]

Two podcasts: Interview with Ryan (formerly Tiffany)

I’m working on a new book lately called BE A MAN, which seeks to answer the question about what male identity looks like in the twenty-first century. Part of the project involves interviewing other folks about what they think it means to be a man in a postmodern culture. These two podcasts are excerpts from an interview I did with Ryan, who actually was born as Tiffany and has undergone the transgender process. [Read more...]

Four new podcasts to bend your brain

Check out a podcast of my sermon about the most dangerous four-letter word in the English language, as well as the three-part discussion with my co-creator and co-editor of the WTF (Where’s the Faith?) book series about faith, sex, politics and race. [Read more...]

Two New Podcasts: WTF Chat, parts 1 & 2

Parts one and two of my three-episode chat with Brandon Gilvin, my co-creator and co-editor of the WTF? (Where’s the Faith?) young adult books series are now posted. Episode one is about the context of Young Adult culture in today’s culture and a bit about how in the hell we were ever given the opportunity to create a book series together. [Read more...]

You can’t say that in church!

My partner in crime and co-editor, Brandon Gilvin, took even me off guard when he said the word “blowjob” in the middle of our church event. The room got pretty quiet for a minute. Then, thank goodness, we really started talking, which was the whole point to begin with. [Read more...]

Porn Nation podcast is now posted

My newest podcast, called “Porn Nation,” is taken from a chapter I wrote for a forthcoming book by Chalice Press called Oh God, Oh God, OH GOD! which deals with a wide range of topics on faith and sexuality. The book is due out February, 2010, and is the first volume in the new WTF? [Read More...]

Video on the new WTF book series

Though you all might enjoy watching me and Brandon Gilvin, co-editors of the new WTF? (Where’s the Faith?) book series in a short video chatting about the series and the first two titles, coming out soon. The nerd on the right is me. [Read more...]


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