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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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,! 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...]

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...]