A Summer Night’s Lament

Where is hope? Where is hope when there is none to be found? Where is hope? Where is hope when all you see is the reflection of failure when you stare into the mirror? Where is hope? Where is hope when your loved ones are judged by the the color of their skin and not [Read More…]

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…]

Journal Of A Postmodern Prophet (A Broken Day)

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. I will warn you in advance that some of the language is [Read More…]

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…]


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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]