July 28, 2016

imagePart 2 of this two part interview is marked by the gift of controversy! Ralph talks specifically about a few controversial books that have shaped him and helped propel him in his spiritual journey. He also talks about a new (and potentially controversial) Valentine’s Day tradition that he and his wife have established. Finally, Ralph talks about the vision behind Quoir Publishing, the controversy and explosive growth surrounding Quoir’s first year, as well as their future projects. Continue Reading…

July 21, 2016

IMG_1215In part one of this two part interview on The Love Cast, Ralph discusses how a couple of radical acts of love established his family in the Southern California area, his experience in the institutional church, and his journey out of that system. Ralph also discusses some challenges he’s had in his discovery of authentic Christian community and his journey into an understanding of the gospel that he once considered ‘heresy’. Continue Reading…

July 14, 2016

imageIn this podcast, I share a recent life changing encounter with a golden retriever and how the character and nature of God as father was revealed through this experience. In this episode, I also describe the two major reasons why this encounter was initially offensive to me and others affected by a religious mindset. Jesus’ words about the nature of the father from Matthew 7:9-11 are also discussed. This encounter with the golden retriever has deep implications for all of us! Continue Reading…

July 7, 2016

Valorie ClarkIf you know me, you know that I LOVE people. I think people are the world’s greatest gifts. One of the more destructive aspects of the religious mindset is the way it blinds us from seeing light in all people. The more I have journeyed out of the evangelical mindset, the more I have been able to see the reality of John 1:4 which states: “In him was life, and that life was the light of ALL mankind”. I love that John states that this light (Christ) is the light of ALL! Continue Reading…

June 29, 2016

The Love Cast with Jamal
Hi friends, I wanted to let you know that episode 2 of my new podcast called The Love Cast with Jamal is now available. In this episode, I discuss the sobering reality of the dreaded double slap that affects all who learn to love wholeheartedly. In this podcast, the two slaps are identified, as well as love’s reaction to them. Continue Reading…

June 23, 2016

The Love Cast with JamalDear friends, I am super excited to announce that today is truly a monumental day! I am beyond excited to announce to you that my new weekly podcast is born at last! I see this new podcast as being another opportunity to continue the vitally important conversation that was initiated by my new book Free To Love. There are some incredible topics planned in the weeks ahead, and I look forward to the conversations that we will have. The name of this new podcast is The Love Cast with Jamal. Continue Reading…

February 16, 2016

imageHi friends, I come to you in today’s post very pleased with the progress that my new book has made in the last couple of days.  As you may know, Free To Love released this past Sunday which was Valentine’s Day.  To my utter surprise, Amazon ranked my book as the #1 New Release in its category for two days! The book has also broke into the top 100 in two major categories as well. That means Free To Love is now classified as a best selling book. I am very encouraged by that considering how important this message is, and how arduous the journey has been for me to get it out to you.    

There’s a reason there is so much buzz surrounding this new book. Continue Reading…

October 22, 2015

prodigal-son-I am truly excited to share another audio conversation with you today! Today’s audio conversation is one that you will be greatly encouraged by. Today’s post is about a story from the New Testament that was incorrectly titled. Continue Reading…

October 20, 2015

woman-silhouette-4If there is one thing that is like a fresh dose of nasty chemotherapy to my spirit, it’s the disgusting practice of sexual objectification. It happened to me recently, and I want to tell you about it in today’s post for therapeutic reasons… Continue Reading…

June 3, 2015

I have nothing new to report; other than I am over 90% completed with phase 1 of this monumental project! Considering the fact that phase 1 is the largest phase of this project, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. In today’s post, I want to deviate just a bit from the norm of the past few months as I don’t have a noteworthy insight to share with you. Instead, I have a story about stripping. Yes, that’s right. Stripping. Stripping burkas. Continue Reading…

December 2, 2014

I love conversations. I treasure conversations. Especially conversations about what’s real. Jesus is our reality, and this reality illuminates all that is real, displacing lies in the process. Not only do I treasure these conversations, I also treasure sharing them with you. Recently, I had the opportunity to have one of these conversations about reality with Brandon Chase. I knew it was going to be good, so I decided to record it. Don’t worry, I did tell him in advance that I was going to be recording our conversation for quality & training purposes:)

If you have the ability to put some headphones in and listen as you go about your day, or if you can listen intently while sipping on a cup of coffee, let me encourage you to do so. I’m sure there are some nuggets of reality in here specifically for you. If you’re reading this by email, you’ll need to visit this post directly online to listen. Without further delay, here is our conversation:

Also, Brandon writes a superb blog. I highly recommend it! You can give it a read by clicking HERE.

Love!

Jamal

P.S. My first audio online conversation with Jared Gustafson from July 2014, about how to have lots of kids, can be heard HERE

UPDATE: Brandon and I had a follow up conversation to this interview in order to address vital questions from our listeners.  In this second conversation we talk about why Jesus openly contradicted some of what was written in the Old Testament writings, why it is mankind that desires a scapegoat and sacrifice (not God), and why Jesus really died on the cross.  It was a ground breaking conversation to say the least.  You can listen to that conversation HERE.

June 15, 2016

BookGrabbr

Hi friends, I have some great news for you! My publisher has decided to give away a monumental gift to those who have been thinking of picking up a copy of my new book Free To Love, but have been hesitant to purchase a copy. If that has been you, or if you know others who you think may want to check out the book before purchasing a copy, you will want to take advantage of a service called BookGrabbr that my publisher is partnering with. Amazingly, a major section of my book is now available on BookGrabbr for FREE! There is enough of the book available to you there to get a substantial feel for the book and whether or not you would like to purchase a copy for yourself. Click HERE to obtain yours! Continue Reading…

June 9, 2016

podcastsIf you’ve read my last couple of posts, you might know that I am planning to start my very own podcast! I am super excited about this new project and feel the time could not be more perfect for this endeavor. As you also may know, my first book Free To Love was released back in February. I’ve always envisioned this book to simply be the beginning of a much longer conversation. This podcast will be another step forward in this all important conversation. Continue Reading…

June 1, 2016

How-Microphones-Work-2A few days ago, I was having a conversation with someone when I popped this question on them without warning… Continue Reading…

May 24, 2016

separationIf you think about it, there is very little that you do completely on your own.  If you are employed by an employer, they provide you with a position, a venue, and even financial compensation for your work. Chances are, your work is made possible because of the work of others. If you are self-employed, your work is made possible by those that need your services. Their need for your services is usually made possible because of the work that they do. Again, your work is not self-sufficient and independent from the work of others. Continue Reading…