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Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #489 Donnie Lee Roberts, Jr. / October 31, 2012

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Donnie Lee Roberts, Jr.– “God knows I didn’t want to do what I did.” If we allow it, evil can possess and overtake over our lives. Upon possession, we do not necessarily do the things that we […]

Christians: You Have 5 Months

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  Last November at the Church of God in Christ’s 107th Holy Convocation in St. Louis, Andrew Caldwell stood at the front of the auditorium and infamously declared, “I ain’t gay no more. I am delivered! I don’t like mens no more. I said I like women. Women women women women!” and went on to […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #488 Bobby Lee Hines / October 24, 2012

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Bobby Lee Hines– “Please forgive me.” Forgiveness is a powerful phenomenon that can set both the offender and the offended free. Shortly before he was executed, Bobby Lee Hines asked for forgiveness. While it is impossible to […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #487 Jonathan Green / October 10, 2012

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Jonathan Green- “It hurts bad.”   In his final moments, Jonathan Green wanted to give voice to the pain that he was suffering. On the cross, Jesus screamed out in pain, “My God, My God, Why have […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #486 Cleve Foster / September 25, 2012

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Cleve Foster– “Over the years I have learned to love.”   When Cleve Foster was about to die, he wanted everyone to know that he had learned to love. Sometimes love takes some growing into. We live […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #485 Robert Wayne Harris / September 20, 2012

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Robert Wayne Harris– “I’m going home, I’m going home. I’ll be alright, don’t worry.”   Robert Wayne Harris wanted everyone to be at ease as he finished his journey. In John 14:1, Jesus speaks to the disciples […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #484 Marvin Wilson / August 7, 2012

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Marvin Wilson- “Ya’ll do understand that I came here a sinner and leaving a saint.”   In his final moments, Marvin Wilson wanted the room to know that he was a redeemed child of God. In the […]

The Ashes of Rodney Reed

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  “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” The words will be repeated over and over again across Texas tomorrow. Texan after Texan will be reminded of their own mortality. In addition to the introspection, I pray that God will add a little outerspection to Ash Wednesday here in Texas and […]

Learning to Die

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  There was a moment in my journey of faith that I realized that following Jesus meant death. In that moment, I realized that, “death is the way, death is the truth and death is the light.” One has to die in order to experience the fullness of Jesus. On occasion, I am vividly reminded […]

Love: A Theology of Emily

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If God is love, our theology must be Love. Love is a strange word that is more often than not thrown about to reflect the intensity of emotions between people. “I’m in love.” “I love you.” “I fell in love.” “I don’t love you anymore.” “We made love.” The interesting thing is that the way […]

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