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About Josh Indiana

I am a writer and social worker living in a small town in the Midwest. Years ago, inspired by St. Martin Luther King Jr., I was trained and commissioned an Evangelist in the Episcopal Church Army by three giants of the Christian faith, R. Ervin Faulkenberry, Howard E. Galley Jr. and the Rev. Sr. Brooke Bushong. This site is dedicated to them.

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  1. Hello Josh! Thank you for mentioning the Cathedral of Hope. My name is David Plunkett, and I came across your blog while doing a websearch about the Cathedral. I am a member of the congregation and on the church’s staff.

    I am glad that you found us on the web and that you watched the Wednesday night service, even if you didn’t like it! You might try watching again this week; the “Singspiration” that you watched was a special service and not completely typical of our Wednesday night service. It is far less liturgical than Sunday morning, but it also is a lot less Pentecostal than the “Singspiration”!

    Thanks again!

    David

  2. Hola Josh,

    I’m thankful for all the enthusiasm you are generating for positive support for the LGBT people in parts of Africa (Nigeria and Uganda come to mind) who are being demoralized by Anglican Archbishops the likes of Akinola and Orombi…these hatefilled “archbishops” are a disgrace to themselves and humanity and a REAL threat to mankind with their spewing of exclusion directed against LGBT Christians/Muslims and others.

    Extreme corruption of body and soul comes to mind when hatemongering and scapegoating comes to light.

  3. Thanks for your blog, Josh. Interestingly, in Australia’s Anglican-land things are more peaceful (because the episcopate are keen to keep the debate off the table), but just as polarised in reality. While some bishops are taking the listening process seriously, the majority want to avoid controversy, so they’re happy to adopt a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ sort of attitude. I live in an accepting parish, but don’t kid myself that we’re the norm.

    Pray, pray, pray.

  4. Apologize if this is an idiotic question, but are you the Josh Thomas who wrote Murder at Willow Slough? Or do you know how I might reach him? Please email me. Thank you.

    Larry Duplechan
    larry-d@larry-d.com

  5. Dear Josh–I am immediately a fan. I love your site. I like the print and i like the the photo-work and above all I love the content.
    I somehow got here on hearing from Dan Waterhouse in Fresno Cal. that Bishop David Scholfied is gay. After I was able to contain my laughter and cleaned up the floor, I searched and found–you.
    Did you ever write for MontyPython? You are a funny man and it comes through in the words and the pictures. Keep it up. antonio

  6. Hi Dan, I’m a sort of kind of Episcopalian, currently abstaining from the church. I live in Northern California but I moved here from Indiana. I came here from a google search for information on David Schofield. Like about half of the Episcopal church, I learned that he is gay from a friend who knows him personally and has confronted him on his hypocrisy. So, anyhow, I like your blog and I’m subscribing to it. Look forward to future posts.

  7. Wow what a nice web site, Josh

  8. I replied to your latest comment. And, yes, I once was a Republican.

  9. Just discovered your blog. As a fellow Episcopalian, I am enjoying reading your writings.

  10. Just discovered your site completely by accident. Thank you for being here. You reached me in a way that was much needed.

  11. Do you review books here?

  12. Josh……we met, geez I don’t know 10-12 years ago after I read “Murder at Willow Slough”. Email me, I would be interested in catching up again!!!

  13. Josh, finally found you. I’ve been looking for years, and never could find an email, website or blog. I re-read both books recently, and thoroughly enjoyed them again.
    Glad to hear you’re still in Indiana, and that the scared Purdue team is meeting your expectations! Would love to hear from you.
    Carl

  14. Josh, once more as I drop in to check on your blog and read through for ideas you inspire me. I still find your words and strength of faith a standard. I am going to a meeting with a Canadian bishop on increased presentation of daily office in faith for parishes.

    You do a wonderful work on bringing scripture, reason and tradition together. Keep me in your prayers as I continue to pray for your mission in ministry.
    RON M WEEKS
    VICTORIA BC

  15. R. Ervin Faulkenberry was my favorite uncle. He was an amazing person! He is an amazing angel !!
    Thanks Josh!

    Mary Beth Cote’

  16. Good Afternoon Josh-

    I just ordered your two books listed at Amazon for some summer poolside reading. I’ve been looking for Murder at Willow Slough at bookstores, new and used, for the last 11 years. I finally broke my pledge to only patronize local businesses and set up an Amazon account. I grew up in your neck of the woods, just a stone’s throw from the slough, spent some time at George Ade Memorial, and flew out of the airport at Kentland.

  17. Well, Brad, after all this time I hope it’s not too horrible. I can see it now: 50 pages in, you look at the book and say, “I waited 11 years for this?”

    But if you are entertained, I’ll be glad.

    Josh Thomas

  18. I thoroughly enjoyed both books Josh and I’m looking forward to getting your next one… soon I hope as pool season is nearly half over.

  19. Brad, thank you. I was wondering about your reaction just last night.

    Yesterday I started the final document on the third book; this is the file I will upload to the publisher in the next 30 days. The first 66 pages are done done done. It’s formatting work mostly, and my last chance at polishing the manuscript. I’m scared as always, but it’s deep fun too. I like what I’ve done, whether the world beats a path to my door or not.

    There are 57 chapters more, but the first three are the long ones, so I’ve made a good start. I feel happy, and all we can do is our best.

    Josh

  20. I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving Josh. Any idea when I might be able to get my hands on your latest book? (Book being the operative word.)

  21. Here you go, Brad. The book is sexually explicit in the early going and intended only for adults.

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Gospel-According-Guys-ebook/dp/B008Y23BQ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1345440121&sr=1-1&keywords=Gospel+According+to+Gay+Guys

    It’s an e-book, made for Kindle, with free apps so you can read it on many other devices too, including desktop computers.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Josh

  22. Hi Josh. Just wanted to let you know you’ve been quoted in my new book from Gay New World! I’m republishing all of my books and I’ve quoted your reviews in 2: ALL TOGETHER and ALL IS WELL Both are available on Amazon, but I will send you PDFs if you’ll send me your e-addy. Mine is dirk@DirkVanden.net and soon Dirk@GayNewWorld.com. I’m building a website right now. My Gay New Testament “GAY MESSIAH” has been published in yet a 3rd book, this one called LATTER GAY SAINTS by Jerry Argetsinger. We’re all doing the same thing, Joshua, making it safe for Gays to love Jesus, and vice versa. Thank you for your kind words that I’ve quoted, which will live as long as my books do. BTW: a long-living book, The Gospel of Thomas, gives Jesus’ “Recipe for Immortality.” You have to love yourself to become immortal. Think how hard that is with all the “Sins” the Jewish Priests have taught us will kill us. Love your brother as yourself and as you love Jesus. Simple as peach pie with ice-cream! May you live long and prosper! Love, Dirk

  23. Happy New Year Josh.

  24. I hope you’re well Josh…haven’t seen anything from you in a while.

  25. Thanks, Bradley. I sent you one today.

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