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On Hope: Conversations with a Disciple

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  *Christian Parks is accompanying me again this summer. Throughout our time together, we will post brief snippets of our conversations.   J: How do you move forward?   C: I pass through lament and anger. I look injustice and hatred in the eye and declare there is another way. I look into myself and […]

Move Your Ass

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  Move Your Ass Get Out of Your Seat We Have Got to Pray for These Streets Don’t Delay We Haven’t the Time To Sit Around and Wait for the Next Crime Move Your Ass Get Out of Your Seats We Have Got to Pray for These Streets Keep Walking Mind Every Crack We Haven’t […]

Learning to Die/Fly

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  Nearly four years ago, I was working as a chaplain at JPS Hospital in Fort Worth. The downtown level one trauma center was often a wild place to be. On a relatively sleepy Sunday afternoon, we got word that an airplane crash victim from Roanoke was being flown in. I’ll never forget what he […]

On Conflict: Conversations with a Disciple

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  *Christian Parks is accompanying me again this summer. Throughout our time together, we will post brief snippets of our conversations.   C: How should Christians engage conflict?   J: Brother Christian, we are called to create moral conflict. We are called to trouble the waters. We are called to cause a disturbance. I’m not […]

Chickens After Dark

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  Chickens after dark I hear you call You know my name I long for God Tell me your secrets Your eye leans in Bawk Bawk Bawk Bawk That was it Everything’s not dead after all      

Hillary Clinton is the AntiChrist

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  *I wrote, “Donald Trump is the AntiChrist” in December 2015 and still stand behind the contents of the article. Here are 5 Reasons I Also Think that Hillary Clinton is the AntiChrist: Clinton’s immigration policies are opposed to Christ’s command to welcome the stranger. Clinton’s economic policies are opposed to Christ’s command to care for […]

Stop With the Damn Resolutions

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  No More Resolutions Nothing is Ever Resolved You Are All Still the Cowards You Were Before You Entered the Voting Halls Give You Lives to Something More Than Doing Exactly What You Did Before These Denominational Votes Are Such A Heist Be it Resolved to Stop With the Damn Resolutions And Finally Learn to […]

On Silence

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  Growing up, I was told that I needed to have a daily time of silence. In college, I was told I needed to meet God in the silence. In seminary, I was told that silence is a spiritual discipline. Now, I’m told that silence should be at the core of my spiritual life. Please, […]

The Death of Heroes and The Divinity of Difference

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  Most people don’t know that I love comics. For a long time, I was scared to tell people. How can anyone be a serious scholar when they fill their minds with illustrated boxes and word bubbles? I don’t care about the questions of dumbasses anymore. I’ve learned to just be. Furthermore, I’ve learned to […]

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