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 [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 [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 [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 came up with the journal’s title…possibly [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 language is [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 positives, one of its greatest negatives is [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 ordained by my home church as a pastor after me, so I get to [Read More...]

Balloons, Inspiration & The Butterfly Effect

When Phil so graciously offered to have me write a guest post in his absence, I asked him if he had a specific topic he wanted me to write about. His response? “Just write about whatever inspires you that day. I trust you.” Wow. Thanks a lot Phil. I appreciate the vote of confidence but [Read More...]

Hostage To Inerrancy

It seems like the U.S. government is not the only institution that is being shut down. In my own naivety, that I will humbly admit to, I was not aware that hostage-taking was a viable negotiation tool for not only political but for religious institutions to use, as their fallback to achieve edicts of power. [Read More...]

Everyone Has Something (Guest Post)

Melissa Pond, an “Original 7″ founding member of The Eucatastrophe is author of this amazing guest post of her own courageous battle with fibromyalgia. I am honored to call Melissa a friend and a co-sojourner in this mysterious world of autoimmune disease.   I finally decided to put it on social media (Instagram), after 14 [Read More...]


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