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Phil Shepherd
Phil Shepherd aka The Whiskey Preacher is a native of Anchorage, Alaska, who has lived and pastored from that extreme corner of the continent to the other extreme corner known as Florida. In between these extremes, Phil has resided in Vancouver, B.C., Minneapolis, Minnesota, and most recently in Fort Worth, Texas, where he and his beautiful wicked-smart wife Stephanie (who is his co-pastor) planted The Eucatastrophe in the fall of 07.

Entering his 18th year of ministry, Phil is the Co-Ceo of Sogo Media, a proud husband, mourning son, stubborn brother, uncle to teenagers, Alaskan Grown, Texan transplant, queer inclusive, an Outlaw Theologian, Disciples Of Christ minister, friend of emergent, third cousin of Johnny Cash, author, speaker, consultant, hater of human trafficking, foul-mouthed (as appropriate), tattoo lover, cigar smoker, and connoisseur of various whiskies. Phil is the Whiskey Preacher.

Please visit Phil at his website you can follow Phil on Twitter @philshepherd, and checkout The Whiskey Preacher Fan Page on Facebook.

Entries by Phil Shepherd

Sacred Space in an Unlikely Place

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 12:17 PM

On what I like to call my "free days," I do essentially anything I want... within reason, of course (insert evil grin here). But honestly, the craziest I get these days is throwing on my DC-original Ben's Chili Bowl sweatshirt, a pair of frayed old blue jeans, my wool paperboy...

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Unexpected Inspirations

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 5:48 PM

The priceless touch from fingertips belonging to my beloved's hands... Witnessing the result of the manipulation of molten precious metal into handcrafted pieces of genius... I find myself blanketed with inspiration. Yet, I still find myself asking: What is it in this life that inspires me?

After 18 years...

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Journeying Into a Creative Existence

(7) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 12:40 PM

I've never thought of myself much of as an artist or a creative type. I am a fan of creativity. I stand by a theology that believes: if we are made in the image of our Creator, we are inherently creative ourselves. But even with that said, I've never seen...

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Beyond the Reaper

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 12:10 PM

WARNING: Due to the graphic language used in this interview, viewer discretion is advised.

If you and your friends are fans of Sons Of Anarchy or of Kurt Sutter's (the creator of SOA) Outlaw Empires, then this interview is a must watch for you! In this...

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What Is Church? With Brian McLaren (VIDEO)

(16) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 2:03 PM

What Is Church?

Life In The Trinity Ministries, where Brian McLaren is the "Resident Theologian," proposed this question as their conference theme this past weekend here in Fort Worth. In the latest episode of Outlaw Theology, Brian answers the simple, yet complicated question, "What Is...

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A Billboard Of Love

(14) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 4:33 PM


I am a sucker for a great love story -- and, no, I am not joking. I was the large, bald, tattooed guy who saw "Titanic" four times in theater; that is more than 12 hours of my life I can't get back (as...

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The Tim Tebow of Performance, Coaching and Sex

(2) Comments | Posted April 23, 2012 | 7:12 AM

I love surprises, yet I am not surprised very often. Call it a sixth sense, a gift from God, or too-damn-smart-for-my-own-good (my mom's phrase -- her attempt to be edifying... thanks Ma). But for some reason, I was the kid that always seemed to "accidentally" find my Christmas presents. And...

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Fashion With a Conscience

(2) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 10:56 AM

Photo by Esther Havens

Growing up in Alaska, my family owned some of the first videos stores in the state. In the early 1980s, my family pioneered the way for the future and they were the predecessors to the now soon-to-be-defunct juggernauts,...

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God Hates Who? James Alexander Langteaux, Former 700 Club Writer Tells All

(55) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 10:38 AM

With the abolition of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the recent reversal of Proposition 8, small steps have been taken to ratify equality for the greater human community. Even in the midst of all the positive changes that are progressing in our culture today in regards to equality for the...

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