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...]

Innersexions

I recently had the honor to be interviewed by my good friend Debonee Morgan, who is taking the bull by the horns (don’t f*&k with horns Bender…come on you know that’s funny) on the issues of LGBTQ equality through her new initiative, Innersexions.   Debonee Morgan, LMFT Bio Debonee Morgan a Licensed Marriage and Family [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...]

The Power Of Love

That’s right…this video is named after an amazing Huey Lewis & The News song (insert smiley face here). Phil Shepherd aka The Whiskey Preacher spoke at Brite Divinity School Chapel on 9-3-13 on the portion of the “Greatest Commandment” that is often overlooked… loving yourself. To find out more about what Phil is up to [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...]

Creative Existence Part 3: Creative Existence

God is bigger than our ivory towers, dusty pews, and empty parking lots. Outside The Grey is a Made For Internet T.V. series that focuses on creative ways for us to explore spirituality by redefining what sacred is outside the walls the institutional Christian Church. Creative people surround me (which I am profoundly thankful for) [Read More...]

Creative Existence Part 2: Pandora’s Box

God is bigger than our ivory towers, dusty pews, and empty parking lots. Outside The Grey is a Made For Internet T.V. series that focuses on creative ways for us to explore spirituality by redefining what sacred is outside the walls the institutional Christian Church. Creative people surround me (which I am profoundly thankful for) [Read More...]

Creative Existence Part 1: Religion

God is bigger than our ivory towers, dusty pews, and empty parking lots. Outside The Grey is a Made For Internet T.V. series that focuses on creative ways for us to explore spirituality by redefining what sacred is outside the walls the institutional Christian Church. Creative people surround me (which I am profoundly thankful for) [Read More...]

Guest Post: F.ART—Ruminations on Faith, Art, Culture and The Effects of Splatter Paint.

Bio:
(I don’t know if this should be first or third person…so I’m just going to babble…) I am an awkward twenty-something. Teacher by profession, artist by need. I seek to know, love, and embrace the beauty of this world and its occupants. You can find my blog, “A Painters Perspective by clicking here. Follow Heather [Read More...]

Mike Hogan Interview

Mike Hogan, formally of the David Crowder*Band, and I have been friends for over ten years. When DC*B decided to call it quits, majority of the band decided to open a recording studio, Asterisk Sound, and formed a new band, The Digital Age. However, still good friends with the guys in The Digital Age, Hogan [Read More...]