All posts by Darrell Grizzle

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‘Being Jesus in Nashville’ by Jim Palmer | Review

Being Jesus in Nashville: Finding the Courage to Live Your Life (Whoever and Wherever You Are) is an amazing book with an amazing backstory. The author, Jim Palmer, was a popular writer who had written two best-sellers in the evangelical Christian world: Divine Nobodies: Shedding

Tammy Faye Messner

Tammy Faye: An Appreciation

Read our interview with Tammy Faye’s son, Jay Bakker One of my heroes passed away this summer, on July 20, 2007. Tammy Faye Messner spent her years after the PTL Club scandal ostracized by many in the established church, and she said many times that

St. Peter's by the Sea Episcopal Church in Cape Neddick, Maine. Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

Bishop Robinson: Beyond Activism to Reconciliation

Listen to the podcast interview with Bishop Robinson “Justice is Orthodox Theology.” That was the theme of a conference of progressive Episcopalians who met in Atlanta November 7-9, 2004. The keynote speaker was the Right Rev. V. Gene Robinson, the openly gay priest whose consecration

Cat staring at stuff

Gnostic Cat

In my dream the cat was talking (as he sometimes does in dreams) but I wasn’t paying close attention, concerned about what he was doing: working on electrical outlets, his furry paws adjusting wires as he Kato the mystical cat, at his desk said that,

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Protesting Oppression Within and Without

“God ordained war! War is God’s way of punishing the wicked!” The woman with the loudspeaker shouted angry slurs at us as we attempted to hold an interfaith prayer vigil at Y-12, the nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Although there were about 120

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Ministers in Fur

Coming home from the hospital, it was still several months before I could return to work. I had been temporarily paralyzed from the waist down, due to a neurological disease called Guillain-Barre Syndrome. After undergoing physical therapy to learn to walk again, I hobbled around