Our Authors

Cody Burton 

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Cody is a passionate advocate for for social Justice and full inclusion of within the Church. Cody works for the Wild Goose Festival where he does operations and programming support. Residing in Denver, Co he is an active member of House For All Sinners & Saints. Cody has helped to launch Beer & Hymns Jax in 2014 as well as The Intersections Festival 2017 which has evolved into an online community known as Intersections Faith.

 

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Kimberly Knight

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Kimberly Knight Laskowski is a pioneer in online church. For over a decade she has led live, online worship on Facebook, Twitter and in Second Life. After years of writing and speaking about the intersection of being queer and Christian in America, she and her wife took a huge leap of faith and relocated to largely secular Holland. Kimberly has a genuine passion and deep commitment fostering authentic online community. She’s southern-born, progressive Christian who’s been trying God’s patience since 1969.

 

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Tom Chappell Lewis 

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In 2015, Tom Chappell Lewis accepted an unusual call: to leave a seven-year career in youth ministry and step out as a chaplain to the bar scene. Embracing the concept of ministry of presence, Tom turned his mixology hobby into a serious study and acquired the nickname “the Bar Chaplain” from a colleague. As an intern and PRN chaplain with Baptist Health, Tom serves in hospitals and homeless communities around Jacksonville, but his passion is for taking this same skill set into Jacksonville’s breweries and cocktail bars. Tom consults with churches and bar owners and writes on theology, mixology, and other topics at www.barchaplain.com.

 

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Matthew White

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Matthew is a queer Christian 20-something hailing from the Canadian part of the Pacific Northwest Coast. He grew up as a teacher’s kid in small town British Columbia and later in Tangerang, Indonesia, attending a pretty conservative international Christian school where he learned to simultaneously think very critically and read the Bible as others desired him to read it. His journey to self-acceptance in the largely secular culture of post-secondary education in Pacific Canada has led him to a great deal of unlearning and doubt. These episodes of wrestling with his own assurance about the Bible and what it means to have doubt in the face of faith have been crucial in his faith development. He hopes to be able to engage critically and think thoughtfully and compassionately about those experiences.

 

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Beverly Morgan

me in greenBeverly was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida in the 60’s. She is one of three children but the only girl. Her mother died when she was 11 and the following turbulent years would shape and mold her into an outspoken and opinionated Southern woman. She has held many jobs from school teacher, chef, surgery scheduler, and business owner. All of these jobs helped her develop a strong work ethic. She is married to her wife of 25 years and they have 2 dogs. She enjoys writing, traveling, and cooking.