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...]

Part 1 With The Postmodern Negro: Being Pushed Into The Kingdom

As I continue to explore in asking the questions of what is next for the local and global church, I have had the amazing gift of having conversations with some incredible practitioners all over the U.S. Anthony Smith, a.k.a. The Postmodern Negro is one of those practitioners who is changing what church looks like not [Read More...]

When Terror Becomes Personal

The bombings at the Boston Marathon, and now the explosions here in West, Texas,  many of us we will never be the same again…for my family and I, we weren’t simply spectators to the horrors that unfolded on Monday, it was/is a very real event when the bombings in Boston became very personal for us. [Read More...]

What’s Next?

Transform Missional Network Southwest Gathering was this past weekend and it left me asking the question of, “What Is Next?” What is next for emergent/missional conversation? What is next phase in the reconstruction of our theologies and churches? What is next if acknowledge our pain and finally begin the healing process? What is next? Outlaw [Read More...]

Wrestling With Faith On Good Friday

Every Lenten season The Eucatastrophe, the faith community that I get to co-pastor at takes something on for Lent instead of giving something up; this year we as a community decided to wrestle with the idea of faith. For Holy Week, The Euc (what we call The Eucatastropeh for short) have taken on some unique [Read More...]

Transform Southwest Promo Interview On Power FM

Fellow Patheos blogger, Steve Knight of Missional Shift and I did an interview on Power FM with Rick Walker promoting Transform Southwest Gathering, April 5-6th here in Fort Worth at Brite Divinity School! Transform’s Southwest Gathering is only 25 bucks for the whole weekend and WILL BE THE EPIC MISSIONAL CHURCH CONFERENCE OF THIS SPRING [Read More...]

Should Men Have A Voice?

The epic trial of Roe Vs Wade celebrated 40 years this week. With being a “post evangelical,” Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) mainline minister, it begged me to ask the question, “Should Men Have A Voice…in the conversation of abortion?” In this latest episode of Outlaw Theology I pose this question to my female subscribers, [Read More...]

Beyond The Reaper

WARNING: Due to the graphic language used in this interview, viewer discretion is advised. If you and your friends are fans of Sons Of Anarchy or of Kurt Sutter’s (the creator of SOA) Outlaw Empires, then this interview is a must watch for you! In this episode of Outside The Grey on Outlaw Theology with [Read More...]