The End of Gay Marriage


  The end is near.  The writing is on the wall.  The courts are ruling in favor of marriage equality one after the other all over our county.  So what happens when marriage is just marriage?  I think there is something to be found both in the struggle and at the end of the road […]

doubt the poem


  tears flow you found me fist lands you found me screams condemn you found me people leave you found me hate takes over you found me in the dark chaos you found me but where were you to begin with

A Devotional from a Book that has Some Occasional Shit In It


“But as for the towns of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, you must not let anything that breathes remain alive.  You shall annihilate them—the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites-just as the Lord your God has commanded, so that they may not teach you […]

Would We Execute Moses?: The Case of Anthony Doyle


  One day, a man became overcome with evil, grabbed an object and repeatedly struck the body of another until that person was dead.  After committing the murder, the man took the body, hid it and fled.   This series of events sounds eerily similar to what Texas Death Row Inmate Anthony Doyle was convicted […]

Power in the Blood: Oscar Romero, A Failed Atonement Theory and the Inner Seed of Liberty


Growing up our church was a rather stoic place.  On Sundays we sang stoic songs.  There were only a few foot-tapping songs in the hymnal and only on rare occasions did we ever get close to any hand clapping.  There was however one song that seemed to get the feet tapping, bodies swaying and hands […]

Why We Can’t Wait: A Sunday Letter from a Baptist Pastor to my Methodist Colleagues


There in the darkness a courageous Baptist Pastor sat furiously transcribing a letter.  The words the Baptist Pastor wrote were a response to a letter from a Methodist Bishop and other clergy asking the minister to be patient in the face of injustice.  The words the Baptist Pastor wrote still ring loudly in my ears, […]

Jesus Enraged: Overturning Purveyors of Injustice


    For many of us, our lives are filled with the mundane and monotonous.  It is as if we live for those moments when we might become something different…when we might become all that we were created to be…when we might have the opportunity to touch greatness or even the very face of God.  […]

Double Homicide Tonight: Racism Reigns in Texas


                The State of Texas killed Ray Jasper tonight.  Before his execution, Jasper wrote a letter describing what it was like to be a black man in the United States.  The statistics are startling.  Although black people make up 12.6% and white people make up 72.4% of the […]

Prayers for a Child of God


      Fred Phelps Sr. founded the infamous Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas.  The only mantra of Phelps or the church appears to be “God Hates Fags.”  This afternoon word came out that Phelps is dying at Midland Care Hospice in Topeka.  Our church is unanimously made up of people that Phelps would […]

The Trouble with Bishop Spong and Embracing the Mystery of Faith


I often prayed a familiar prayer when I was a child and remember one line very well, “If I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.”  That line scared the shit out of me when I was a kid, but now there is some comfort in laying down my head […]