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...]

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 [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 (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...]

The Unknown Namesake: A Bastard’s Divine Legacy

Blood Doctrine is the latest work from my good friend and fellow Patheos bloggers, Christian Piatt. I chose to review Blood Doctrine as my inaugural post as I slowly get back into the world of blogging even though I have a few more months of my sabbatical to go! Instead of doing a “standard” book [Read More...]

Tongue Talking, Control, and the fallacies of logic

baptism… tongues…  You grow up figuring out how to sleep. You find melatonin, or Benadryl, and occasionally abuse Tylenol p.m. You don’t talk about it in church. People will make it out to be demons. Or something to be controlled by prayer and fasting. Mostly, you do anything to avoid being hospitalized. Hospitalization takes away [Read More...]

Kick Starting Creativity With Christian Piatt

My good friend and fellow Patheos blogger, Christian Piatt is my latest guest on Outlaw Theology. Christian and I had the opportunity to catch-up, chat about the up-and-coming book release of Banned Questions About Christians, and his new novel “Blood Doctrine” that he is self-publishing through Kick Starter! Be sure to check out Christian’s interview. [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...]

No Longer Praying Out The Gay

I recently was interviewed by Michelle Krabill about my battle living/ministering with chronic pain for her amazing website wordofawoman.com. You can checkout my interview by clicking here. While I had Michelle in The Outlaw Theology studio (I use the word studio very loosely here), I asked her if I could interview her about her evolution [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...]


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