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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Is There A Better Story Than The Bible?

Is There A Better Story Than The Bible…at least on Sunday Nights at 10/9C there is. Vikings is also apart of the new lineup for the History Channel and it’s the show that follows The Bible Miniseries. In this episode of Outlaw Theology I briefly plead the case of why I think Vikings is a [Read More...]

Guess Who’s Coming To The Table?

Dr. Derek Penwell, author, co-creator of Dmergent, chair of the Open & Affirming team for GLAD Alliance, and senior minister at Douglas Boulevard Christian Church in Louisville, KY is my latest guest here on Outlaw Theology. Dr. Penwell and I discussed the new resolution that will be presented to the general church of the Christian [Read More...]


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