Don’t Go To Church. Be The Church.

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Don’t Go To Church. Be The Church.   Shortly before being arrested for civil disobedience, I said these words at the Dallas Rally Against Police Brutality in December of 2014:   There is an indictment against our religious communities. That indictment is here tonight. Asking the question… How long? How long must we work? How […]

The Passion of Jacques Hamel


Early this morning, terrorists stormed a church in Normandy, France. When the doors flew open, an 86-year-old priest named Jascques Hamel was standing down front performing Mass. Before much resistance could be mustered, the terrorists cut the throat of Hamel and took several others hostage. Over an extended period of time, Hamel bled out and […]



  God is Dead That’s exactly what I said I feel so alone No one is home Why do I pray To waste the day Why can’t I just be Stay awake with me How will this stop Shots falling Bodies dropping Blood splattering Daddy don’t get shot Out of the mouth of the children […]



  Writing used to be easy. Now, nothing seems easy. Leaning in, I just stare at the screen. Occasionally, I try to type something. Despite my desperation to write, my mind is held captive to a former place.   Bloody films never leave you. Every image sticks. The officer took his gun and shot Alton […]



To Be Visible To Be Invisible To Be To Be Human To Not To Be To Rot To Know To Pray To Go To Think To Strive To Dream To Be The Future Forgot Us We’re Stuck Here We Know There’s More We Just Don’t Know What It’s For

The Day After the 4th


  The Cost of Patriotism Born of Fear Scared as Hell Salvation Decisions Full Jails We Invaded Millions Die Red, White and Blue Apple Pie The World Starves Choirs Sing We Destroyed Everything We Matter We Alone We Don’t Care About Your Home The Flood of Blood Took Our Brain The Pain of Arrogance Did […]