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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]


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