Everyone Has Something (Guest Post)

Melissa Pond, an “Original 7″ founding member of The Eucatastrophe is author of this amazing guest post of her own courageous battle with fibromyalgia. I am honored to call Melissa a friend and a co-sojourner in this mysterious world of autoimmune disease.   I finally decided to put it on social media (Instagram), after 14 [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...]

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...]

Ministering In The Midst Of Pain Series: Part 2

Harley Mathews bio: Along with my wife, i co-pastor The Brewery, a multi-faith community in Corpus Christi, Texas. Along with heavy arts involvement, we attempt to practice the spiritual discipline of “giving a shit”, since 2008. I also am a huge Boston Celtics fan and comic book collector. Ministering Through Pain: When Family Ties turn [Read More...]

Ministering In The Midst Of Pain Series: Part 1

So…I have decided to start being honest. Not that I am not already shockingly honest already however, I haven’t completely been vocal about my struggle with chronic pain ever since my car wreck from the spring 08. The court trail from the wreck is finally over almost four years later and many things have happen [Read More...]


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