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The Intern Monologues: Last Things with a Spiritual Son

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  *This is the last intentional conversation of Christian Parks’ summer internship.   J: Christian, you have become a spiritual son to me this summer. In the words of Ruth, “Do not ask me to leave you…” I am so very thankful for our three months together. A deep abiding love has bubbled up. What […]

A Letter to Chairman Coleman on the Brutality of the Sheriff’s Department in Dallas County

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*Sent on Friday, August 7, 2015 To the Honorable Garnet Coleman,   On August 1, 2015 around 10am, Joseph Hutcheson parked his truck on the curb at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center in Dallas County and hysterically ran inside. Upon entering, Hutcheson screamed, “Don’t hurt me, I just need some help.” The deputies tackled him. […]

Protect and Serve the Badge: The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department Lied

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  Desperate for help, Joseph Sheldon Hutcheson parked his truck on the curb of the Lew Sterrett Justice Center in Dallas and ran inside. Upon entering, Hutcheson screamed, “Don’t hurt me, I just need some help.” The deputies tackled him. As Hutcheson screamed that he couldn’t breathe, a witness described one deputy restraining Hutcheson with […]

Joseph Sheldon Hutcheson Dies in the Custody of the Dallas Sheriff

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Joseph Sheldon Hutcheson Dies in the Custody of the Dallas Sheriff   Desperate for help, Joseph Sheldon Hutcheson parked his truck on the curb of the Lew Sterrett Justice Center in Dallas and ran inside. Upon entering, Hutcheson screamed, “Don’t hurt me, I just need some help.” The deputies tackled him. As Hutcheson screamed that […]

I Believe in Thou.

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  Thou found me. I didn’t know you were looking. Thou knew me. I didn’t know I could be known. Thou pulled me. I didn’t know where to go. Thou lifted me. I didn’t know that I was down. Thou transformed me. I didn’t know I could change. Thou loved me. I didn’t know I […]

Borderless: A Conversation on the Return Home from a Queer Immersion

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  *This is a conversation that took place on July 30, 2015 between Kristin Kelly, Christian Parks and I on our return home from an immersion experience on the US/Mexico border focused on queer theology.   K: How has your perspective of God changed?   J: Sitting on the hill overlooking the border, I saw […]

The Juxtaposition of Our Borders: A Queer Conversation on the Way to Immersion

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  *This is a conversation that took place on July 27, 2015 between Kristin Kelly, Christian Parks and I on our journey to an immersion experience on the US/Mexico border focused on queer theology.   J: Who is God at the juxtaposition of our borders?   K: God is borderless. God is the immigrant coming […]

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