The Westminster Confession of Funk

Talking about theology, but keeping it funky

I am a husband and father and pastor of Trinity Covenant Church and teacher as St. Abraham’s Classical Christian Academy in Santa Cruz, CA.

I married my Indian Princess just before Y2K. I am an old fashioned Protestant Christian Humanist who lives where people vacation. I love music, love to surf, coach soccer for a hoard of minions, play the drums, and read actual flesh and blood books. I enjoy theology and literature and history and philosophy (if Sophie is serving beer) and Anglo-Saxon Poetry.

If I could have lunch with any three living people, I would have buffalo ribs with a butter, mushroom, cream sauce, Roxy Ray would be singing with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and I’d be at table with Tom Wolfe, ?uestlove, and Adam Schlesinger (and Brad Bird, because it’s my fantasy, and no one can count in my fantasy).

If I could have dinner with any three dead people (and the TARDIS was there with its universal language translation circuit) I’d have slow smoked dry ribs with the author of Beowulf, Herodotus, Martin Bucer, and Polycarp (see the previous paragraph if you have questions about my ability to count). And Janis Joplin would be singing with Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars backed up by Parliament Funkadelic of course.

My carefully crafted internet persona is also much cooler than my actual person, but I can live with that.

Season 1: Episode 23 - Poetry Jamming Our Machine

Welcome to this episode of The Westminster Confession of Funk on the Fight, Laugh, Feast network. This is a podcast about storytelling, fatherhood, music, poetry, literature, the creative process, theology and the perils of trying to live the good life. 

If you are looking for more from the Westminster Confession of Funk, check out my blog hosted by the Fight, Laugh, Feast Network

Check out my books at amazon.com/author/jason_farley

And visit Jovial Press for more. 

Get the text of Malcom Guite’s Poem HERE. Listen to him read it HERE.

Get Malcom Guite’s BOOKS HERE.



Season 1: Episode 21: Wisdom for the Work

Welcome to this episode of The Westminster Confession of Funk on the Fight, Laugh, Feast network. A Podcast about storytelling, fatherhood, music, poetry, literature, the creative process, theology and the perils of trying to live the good life.

I am Jason Farley, author, teacher, pastor, and publisher at Jovial Press.

If you are looking for more from the Westminster Confession of Funk, check out my blog hosted by Cross Politic.

Check out my books at amazon.com/author/jason_farley.

And visit Jovial Press for more.

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Season 1: Episode 19 - The Rime of the Ancient and Me

Congrats to Daniel Spratt, who won December’s drawing for Jovial Press books. He will be receiving free books. This month we are giving away 3 signed copies of Little Mouse Finds a Friend, by Jeni Leidenfrost, illustrated by Jessica Linn Evans. If you have kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews, or just like great children’s books, Head over to Twitter and tag me @jasonfarleys, letting me know that you want to enter the drawing.

If you are looking for more from the Westminster Confession of Funk, check out my blog hosted by Cross Politic.

Check out my books at amazon.com/author/jason_farley.

And visit Jovial Press for more.

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Season 1: Episode 18 - The Fulness of Times: A Poem

This poem, ‘The Fulness of Times,’ comes from my 2nd collection Twenty Wild Decembers: Poems on Time.

If you are looking for more from the Westminster Confession of Funk, check out my blog hosted by Cross Politic.

Check out my books at amazon.com/author/jason_farley.

And visit Jovial Press for more.

And if you go onto facebook and join the CrossPolitic Family Party Facebook Page and write on the wall that you would like to be entered into the Jovial press drawing, Jovial Press is going to be giving away copies of our books to six random entries.

Season 1: Episode 17 - Sonnet 130, Love, and Bad Breath

If you are looking for more from the Westminster Confession of Funk, check out my blog hosted by Cross Politic.

Check out my books at amazon.com/author/jason_farley.

And visit Jovial Press for more.


And if you go onto facebook and join the CrossPolitic Family Party Facebook Page and write on the wall that you would like to be entered into the Jovial press drawing, Jovial Press is going to be giving away copies of our books to six random entries.

Season 1: Episode 16 - Milton, Freedom, and Loving Goodness

Welcome to The Westminster Confession of Funk, Podcast about storytelling, fatherhood, music, poetry, food, literature, the creative process, theology and the perils of trying to live the good life. 

Get more of the Westminster Confession of Funk at the WCFunk podcast, hosted by CrossPolitic. Check out my books at amazon.com/author/jason_farley.

And visit Jovial Press for more.