AWMTPpodcast: Interview – Love Is A Seed

 Amanda and Harley Mathews are the creative geniuses behind what has now become one the MUST HAVES handmade jewellery lines in the Southwest region of the United States. In this interview I ask Amanda about the humble beginnings of Love Is A Seed and how it went from creating "Alt Christian" jewelry to creating an interfaith phenomenon. Listen to Amanda tell how Harley and herself see their making of jewelry, no matter what faith narrative they are making the piece for as prayers of … [Read More...]

AWMTPpodcast: Interview – Wonder Hussy

 Born Sarah Jane Woodall, Wonder Hussy is...to quote herself an "iconoclast!" I would also add that Wonder Hussy in addition to being an iconoclast, she is a Vegas powerhouse that I would point  any of the younger women in my family to as a strong role model for women of all ages you believe in these things called DREAMS. Wonder Hussy found her niche in life through blogging, photography, host of her own YouTube channel, and eventually one of the top non erotic (porn) nude models in … [Read More...]

AWMTPpodcast: Interview – Terry Shanks

Terry Shanks of Terry Shanks Knives is one of my dearest friends in the entire world and is a true artist who's medium happens to be hand crafted steel...that's right Terry is a masterful blade-smith who's last name is actually Shanks (insert snide remark here...if you dare). If you are patient, … [Read More...]

AWMTPpodcast: Interview – Kathy Escobar

Kathy Silveira Escobar is hands down one of my favorite people in the world. Kathy an amazing author, kick-ass pastor, phenomenal public speaker, and I am truly humbled and honored to call her friend.  Kathy is one of the co-founding pastors of The Refuge in the greater Denver area, an amazing … [Read More...]

AWMPpodcast: Interview – Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

  AW is an scholar, theologian, and above all else a queer activist with a leading voice for the LGBTQ community and their fight for equality. We had an amazing chat on Are We Missing The Point? Podcast touching on different topics form growing up Southern Baptist, to teaching … [Read More...]

Are We Missing The Point? Interview Dilshad D. Ali

Dilshad D. Ali, author of Muslimah Next Door and senior editor for the Muslim Channel here on Patheos is the inaugural guest for my new podcast Are We Missing The Point Podcast?!This groundbreaking podcast is the brainchild of the Whiskey Preacher, Phil Shepherd and his producer Josh Mitchell to … [Read More...]

We Are Everywhere!

Here is a sermon I preached awhile back at First Christian Church of Cleburne...much love to them for having me as their guest!  … [Read More...]

A Summer Night’s Lament

Where is hope?Where is hope when there is none to be found?Where is hope?Where is hope when all you see is the reflection of failure when you stare into the mirror?Where is hope?Where is hope when your loved ones are judged by the the color of their skin and not by the love in … [Read More...]

Naked In The Twilight Zone

“Fuck it!” I screamed loudly to the internal voice that was nagging me inside my head…then I got naked.Dan Aykroyd as an ambulance driver in the closing moments of 1983’s Twilight Zone: The Movie asked this simple, yet chilling question, “you wanna see something really scary?” This question haunt … [Read More...]

The Wobbly Parts

I hate being naked. Without being arrogant, I know that I am an attractive human being…well at least on my good days I do. To quote the movie The Butterfly Effect, “I guess charisma and eyeliner go a long way.” Ashton Kutcher character was referring to his Goth influenced/hefty sized roommate played … [Read More...]

Love Is A Seed… A Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday Special

Throughout my brief journey on this world, I've come across some amazing people in my travels -- and Amanda Mathews is at the top of that list. Amanda is the co-founder of Love Is A Seed, an inspirational/second-to-none jewelry company based out of Corpus Christi, Texas. Amanda granted me a rare … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

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 … [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...]