About “The Ragamuffin Preacher”

Blogs and Podcast with David Leo Schultz

Reaching the world with God’s Love.

My name is David Leo Schultz. I’m a filmmaker (director of the movies “Ragamuffin” and “Brennan”), writer, artist, and preacher. I just want to have raw, honest conversations about God’s love. Including all the mess that comes with us. This is a place for me to share blogs and podcast episodes that will hopefully bring you closer to him.

So where did the name “Ragamuffin Preacher” come from?

Well, let’s start with why “Ragamuffin “?
The name “Ragamuffin” might not mean much to you, but it means a whole lot to me. I was already very disillusioned with the religion of Christianity when I stumbled upon a book in 1999 called The Ragamuffin Gospel. It was a simple book that cut through the collection of crap that I and the legalistic, shaming, judgmental, and condemning Christians were blinding me to the true reality of our religion- and that is , this is no religion at all, but a divine love affair that God personally invites us, each and all, into. This is good news to the needy, broken, dropouts, and flunkies of the world, but to the pious and holier than thous- this grace will always be a scandal. It was the first time I ever heard that “God loved me as I am, not as I should be, because none of us are as we should be.”

Why Preacher?
Well I’m not a pastor, theologian, or academic, but I do have a heart that burns to preach God’s love.

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