Welcome, Again.

Welcome_mat_2If you’re here, that means you found me!

So, welcome to the new “When EF Talks!”

The best/coolest thing about this move is that all the old entries ported over. I can already see that some of the formattings a bit wonky, but I’ll get around to fixing that eventually.

As I said in my last entry over on Blogger, there was nothing wrong there, really. Just feeling the need try out WordPress. Hope I won’t regret jumping ship.

This is the fourth blogging platform for “When EF Talks” since I started all this back in 2004. For those keeping score (and why would you?) those were:

iBlog (yeesh)



Now, WordPress.

The other best/coolest thing about this jump is that we now have a dedicated name: “WhenEFTalks.com” So, update those bookmarks.

And thanks for trying out the new site.

Please let me know what you think, too.


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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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