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Frank Schaeffer Interview: Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in GOD

Fellow Patheos Blogger (Why I Still Speak To Jesus - In spite Of Everything), Frank Schaeffer is coming to my backyard this weekend to share with us about his new book; Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in GOD.  Thanks to the hard work of Michelle Krabill of Novitas Church and wordofwoman.com set up and interview with Frank to discuss his new book (which you can buy by clicking on the book's image) and his up and coming visit to the DFW area! Enjoy the interview and if you are in the area please … [Read More...]

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Protest of Love

I just saw this video...I haven't been moved liked this in a long time. Reminiscent of the street corner/soapbox preachers of days gone by, this preacher who was visiting  the campus of James Madison University, who presumably thought he was spreading the love of god by preaching a hateful gospel of homophobia and was drowned out by a chorus of love....check this out!  … [Read More...]

We want your voice, not your money…Cutting Extreme Poverty in Half

I have the honor of being a regional faith leader for the ONE Campaign. A few months back I was invited to take part in ONE's new PSA/Commercial that is in the process of being rolled out.Without stumbling about trying to explain what ONE is here is a little ditty from their webiste,  "ONE is an … [Read More...]

The Injustice of a Colorblind God: A Lament For Ferguson

Chaos surrounds us everyday. With "holy wars" raging in far off lands, in city walls that have names the majority of us in the West cannot pronounce - even on a good day - chaos thunders around the globe. No matter how immune we think that we are to this chaos, a different type of chaos envelopes us … [Read More...]

Journal Of A Postmodern Prophet (Life)

It is what it is...you be the judge. Many years ago when I was in seminary I was asked to submit an assignment - creating a collection of my writings chronicling my faith journey over the years. With strong encouragement from my community, the Journal Of A Postmodern Prophet was created. … [Read More...]

Journal Of A Postmodern Prophet (The Road of Life)

Once again we come to a time and space in which I was writing/journaling on a frequent basis and I was exploring some of the darker crevices of my innermost being....journey with me if will, to the fork in the road so many of us must face in our lives. Many years ago when I was in seminary I was … [Read More...]

Journal Of A Postmodern Prophet (Rejected By Beauty)

We now come to a time and space in which I was writing/journaling on a frequent basis and I was exploring some of the darker crevices of my innermost being....join in on the journey if you dare! Many years ago when I was in seminary I was asked to submit an assignment - creating a collection of my … [Read More...]

Journal Of A Postmodern Prophet (The Face of a Clown)

WARNING: If you suffer from Coulrophobia, which is the fear of clowns (no I am not joking even though I think it's funny as hell) ...this post is safe for you to read. Many years ago when I was in seminary I was asked to submit an assignment - creating a collection of my writings chronicling my … [Read More...]

Journal Of A Postmodern Prophet (Her Life)

Many years ago when I was in seminary I was asked to submit an assignment - creating a collection of my writings chronicling my faith journey over the years. With strong encouragement from my community, the Journal Of A Postmodern Prophet was created. Interestingly enough, it was my professors who … [Read More...]

Journal Of A Postmodern Prophet (A Broken Day)

Many years ago when I was in seminary I was asked to submit an assignment - creating a collection of my writings chronicling my faith journey over the years.  With strong encouragement from my community, the Journal Of A Postmodern Prophet was created. I will warn you in advance that some of the … [Read More...]

The Unknown Namesake: A Bastard’s Divine Legacy

Blood Doctrine is the latest work from my good friend and fellow Patheos bloggers, Christian Piatt. I chose to review Blood Doctrine as my inaugural post as I slowly get back into the world of blogging even though I have a few more months of my sabbatical to go! Instead of doing a "standard" book … [Read More...]

Body & Soul: Incarnation in “Her”

I hope you’ve seen Spike Jonze’s latest film, “Her”, nominated for ‘Best Picture’ and ‘Screenplay’ Oscars, starring Joaquin Phoenix and the voice of Scarlett Johansson.  If not, run, don’t walk, to the nearest theatre and take care of that.  At least see it before you read the rest of this post, beca … [Read More...]

Christians Are Judgmental Jerks

Tracy Simmons is the lead pastor of Christ Community Church, Alaska in Anchorage, Alaska. He was also Phil's youth pastor. There are too many words to describe the course of his journey with Jesus, but in summary... Amazing. Grace. You can find him at c3ak.com, or on his occasional blog. Or, you may … [Read More...]

Tongue Talking, Control, and the fallacies of logic

baptism...tongues... You grow up figuring out how to sleep. You find melatonin, or Benadryl, and occasionally abuse Tylenol p.m. You don’t talk about it in church. People will make it out to be demons. Or something to be controlled by prayer and fasting. Mostly, you do anything to avoid be … [Read More...]

Dignified Dialogue

 Guest Post by Kathy Escobar.It seems like there are always a lot of sparks flying around the internet.  The hotter the topic, the greater the sparks, and it often seems that controversy "sells." That's a whole other conversation entirely, but while the internet has so many … [Read More...]

Welcoming, and Affirming… and Baptist

Guest post by Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell Yes, those three words can go together.I am a fifth generation ordained American Baptist pastor—my grandfather and his brothers, my great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather were all Baptist ministers in West Virginia. My mother was o … [Read More...]


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