Learn to love again: An Annual Letter to the Editor

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    December 31, 2017     *published in multiple publications     Learn to love again     Christopher Wilkins, Terry Edwards, Rolando Ruiz, James Bigby, TaiChin Preyor, Robert Pruett and Ruben Ramirez.   Supposedly, their demise made us safer. I doubt that you’ve heard these names. I doubt that you know you killed […]

The Baby from Bethlehem: A Palestinian Revelation

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  Palestinians are amongst the most oppressed peoples in the world. Everyday, the lives of Palestinians are controlled. Energy is controlled. Food is controlled. Movement is controlled. Water is controlled. Every facet of the lives of Palestinians is controlled. It makes sense that Jesus was born in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem. The incarnation of […]

Jesus Murdered Twice in Bexar County…Merry Christmas.

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  Bexar County, Texas-   Tires screeched. Adrenaline rushed. Time raced. This is what these cowboys lived for. They caught her in the very act of theft. She was going to pay. Did they see a gun? It’s hard to say. But don’t they always see a gun? Such words are always an excuse to […]

Born of a Virgin: I Believe

Mother Of God - Mother Of The Streets - Rlmos is a painting by Br Robert Lentz OFM

                                Candles burned. Colors exploded. Music flowed. Words shocked. The entirety of my being beheld the glory of the coming of the lamb. I could see her. God was so close. I clung to the Virgin as the bearer of […]

Theologies of Santa

Russian icon depicting St Nicholas with scenes from his life. / National Museum, Stockholm

  Growing up, I never liked school all that much. I found it to be a waste of time. In addition to boredom, I was incredibly lonely. At lunch, I told everybody around me that I believed in Santa. Multiple students began to make fun of me. It was around this time that people started […]

The Slaughter of Joseph or Daniel Shaver


  Have you ever wondered what happened to Joseph?   He was slaughtered in Mesa, Arizona.   The early days were full of struggle. Forced to endure a difficult pregnancy, Mary and Joseph finally arrived the place of birth. Every room was full. So they found the best place they could and prepared for the […]

Dead Body Disqualifies Valdez

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    *Dallas Morning News Editorial // appearing online on December 9, 2017 @ // appearing in print on December 11, 2017     On drugs and out of his mind, Joseph Hutcheson raced around Dallas. It was Aug. 1, 2015, and Hutcheson knew he was taking a ride for his life. With every […]

Tell Me The Truth: Thoughts on Our Times

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Tell me the truth.   One of the oddest beliefs in human existence is in this idea of truth. There is no truth. There is only us. We are truth. There is only now. It is truth. Or maybe there is nothing at all.   I don’t know the truth.   I have long been […]

School Names Shouldn’t Be Racist

Denton Independent School District

  “The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation…until at last there had sprung into existence a great Ku Klux Klan, a veritable empire of the South, to protect the Southern country.” -Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States / in the film Birth of a Nation This is racist. Just the […]

“Dallas Activist’s Grandson Murdered” and The Cost of Discipleship


  It depends on the hour. Sometimes we get along. Sometimes we don’t. Regardless, we all know each other.   When I saw “Dallas Activist’s Grandson Murdered,” I knew it was somebody I knew.   I was hesitant to even open the link.   Click.   Rev. Ronald Wright’s grandson…   Tyrek Jenkins started walking […]