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Derek Penwell is an author, editor, speaker, and activist. He is the senior minister of Douglass Boulevard Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Louisville, Kentucky and a lecturer at the University of Louisville in Religious Studies and Humanities. He has a Ph.D. in humanities from the University of Louisville. He is the author of articles ranging from church history to aesthetic theory and the tragic emotions, as well as the forthcoming book from Chalice Press, The Mainliner’s Survival Guide to the Post-Denominational World, about how mainline denominations can avoid despair in an emerging world. He currently edits a blog on emergence Christianity, [D]mergent.org, and blogs at his own site, The Company of the Eudaimon (http://drdlpenwell.wordpress.com), as well as at the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/derek-penwell/). You can also find him on Twitter at @reseudaimon.
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  • 27 Dec 2011
    Why Millennials Are Leaving the Church
    The church where I serve made a decision this past year to support its ministers in refusing to sign marriage licenses until the rights of marriage could be conferred upon LGTBQ couples. The decision brought national attention–the overwhelming majority of which was positive. One group in particular who responded to...
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  • 01 Nov 2011
    Religious But Not Spiritual
    Question: Isn’t, “I’m spiritual but not religious,” saying something like, “I love communication; I’m just not that into language?” I realize that this is probably going to unnecessarily hack off some people who ordinarily like some of the things I say. But, it seems important to talk through anyway. Talk....
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