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...]

Why I am A Disciple… Of Little Gus

My father W.A. and I share August birthdays. August 2nd was my father’s birthday. He would have been 72 this year. I celebrated his birthday with good coffee and good whiskey. Pop never drank whiskey because he always said he liked it “too much.” Pop was (and is) the greatest man I have ever known… [Read More...]

Still Not Good Enough

Some days I want to throw in the towel. My body hurts so bad at times that even my eyelashes cry out for relief. I become so exhausted that even falling to sleep takes up too much energy for me to drum up. No matter what I say, do, or experience, it is a chore [Read More...]

Job, Tattoos, & The Problem With Pain

I often wonder what I have to offer the world… This is not a self-loathing/woe-is-me statement, nor is it a ploy to gain interest in my em(pathetic) story. However, as of late, it’s truly a question with which I’ve been wrestling. Then fuel that question with a month like this past May. May 2013 was [Read More...]

Spiritual InterSEXions: Where Sexuality & Spirituality Touch

Becky Holmes is a recent grad of Brite Divinity of TCU and the community pastor/co-pastors at The Eucatastrophe here in Fort Worth, TX. Becky will be debuting “Spiritual InterSEXions” on Sogo Media TV in the fall of 2012, which I am personally excited about! Becky is a friend, colleague, and inspiration to many…I am honored for her to write the latest guest post [Read More...]

A Church Like Javert

Bio: Douglass Anne Cartwright describes herself as somewhere between a ballerina and a drag queen. She claims New York City as her hometown and is currently a Masters of Divinity student at Brite Divinity School and the “Table” Intern at East Dallas Christian Church. She enjoys musical theatre (obviously), board games, and flash mobs. A [Read More...]

We Are “Made As Makers”

Steve Knight of knightopia.com, and my partner in crime, has provided the next guest post here on the Whiskey Preacher as I continue to heal from my surgery (which I will talk about in the next installment of Ministering In The Midst Of Pain). We Are “Made As Makers” By Steve Knight At last year’s [Read More...]

The Problem with Zombie Sex

Gina’s Bio: Gina is a performance coach that works predominantly with collegiate and professional athletes who are experiencing performance issues within their specific sport. Gina is also the co-host of Sexy Marriage Radio and also works under the brand, Winning At Romance With Gina Parris. In this podcast interview we chat about everything from quantum [Read More...]


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