Pilgrim Pathways: Notes for a Diaspora People

Incarnational Discipleship


Michael L. Westmoreland-White, Ph.D.  Former academic theologian turned peace activist and educator. Married to the Rev. Kate Westmoreland-White, a Baptist minister who works at a Catholic charity for homeless people (St. Vincent de Paul Society).  This is a theological blog from an Anabaptist, Social Gospel, and Liberation perspective.  I expect Christians to be in permanent exile while the Lord tarries–not primarily citizens of their home countries, but of the Rule of God and the global church.  I hope to interact with perspectives from around the world, although my own origin and social location remains in the U.S. South and among Blue Collar people.

Member: Jeff Street Baptist Community @ Liberty, Louisville, KY USA.

Denomination:  Alliance of Baptists.

Member: Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA), Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB), Citizens of Louisville Organized & United Together (CLOUT),   Pentecostals and Charismatics for Peace with Justice (PCPJ), Fellowship of Reconciliation, Evangelicals for Human Rights, Peace Action, Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Baptist History and Heritage Society.

Note:  The opinions I express on this blog are my own.  They do not reflect some kind of “official” perspective for either my local Baptist congregation or any other organization with which I am affiliated.



  1. Sorry to leave an unrelated comment, but I couldn’t find any contact info for you. I’m wondering if you’d be interested in a guest post. Please drop me an e-mail at alliegamble81@gmail.com. Thanks!

    Comment by Allison Gamble | August 12, 2011 | Reply

  2. After much ado,
    Marquette University in Milwaukee WI has approved a major in Peace Studies. The Center for Peacemaking has been on campus for 5 years.

    Comment by Carole Poth | March 6, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks, Carole, I’ve updated the list. I know Fr. Simon Harak, S.J., the director of Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking.

      Comment by Michael Westmoreland-White | March 6, 2012 | Reply

  3. I stumbled into your blog while searching for material for a class on Revelation. I really like what you have to say both about Revelation and non-violence. I am a member of an Episcopal church in Chattanooga that stands up for human rights and seeks to stop or least lessen violence. We now have our own non-violence task force. (How many churches have that?) We plan to work with the African-American churches to address the escalating gun violence in our city. Until I read your blog I had not thought of tying our class into our new initiative. Thanks for giving me the connection. We are having four classes in May with four different presenters and basing the class on Elaine Pagal’s book, Revelation. Rebecca Williams, Grace Episcopal Church, Chattanooga, TN

    Comment by Rebecca Williams | February 8, 2013 | Reply

  4. Is it possible that the date of 1871 for Goodspeed’s birth is incorrect, since he wrote on D.L. Moody and Sankey’s work which was published in 1876? “A Full History of the Wonderful Career of Moody and Sankey in Great Britain and America.” Little confused.

    Comment by Vernita | April 18, 2014 | Reply

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