Christians Are Judgmental Jerks

Tracy Simmons is the lead pastor of Christ Community Church, Alaska in Anchorage, Alaska. He was also Phil’s youth pastor. There are too many words to describe the course of his journey with Jesus, but in summary… Amazing. Grace. You can find him at c3ak.com, or on his occasional blog. Or, you may get a [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...]

Look Good, Do Good An Interview With Udi Behr

If you haven’t figured it out yet, but the internet is a pretty amazing resource. Without completely divulging all the details about the “man-crush” I have on Mark Zuckerberg, I will admit that I think that Facebook is pretty amazing too. Thanks to Mr. Zuckerberg and the fruits of his labor, I indirectly (through an [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...]

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...]

Introducing J.C. Moon-Runner

It’s not everyday that I get to announce the launching of a new blog that I am actually interested in…that maybe an asshole thing to say, but I am in an extremely truthful mood today. My good friend and intern of The Eucatastrophe, Chase Rouse is launching his first blog EVER today, jcmoonrunner.com! This is [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...]