UA-40673842-1

The Baptism of a Dog: Ponderings from The God of the Future

Aaron Barnaby / Unsplash

available at:   https://www.amazon.com/God-Future-Jeff-Hood/dp/1532633564/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511585961&sr=8-1&keywords=the+god+of+the+future+jeff+hood     Throughout The God of the Future, I struggled. Many of the questions I met were more than I was prepared to deal with. Regardless, I did. The following words, sentences and paragraphs are a witness to my struggle. God was there the entire time and God will be there for […]

Charles Manson: Son of God

Public Domain

  Unaware of what I was getting myself into, I jumped in one of those motorcycle taxi things. I had no idea that such a contraption could travel so fast. Honestly, it felt like the damn thing was going to fall to pieces at any moment. When we finally arrived at the center of the […]

The Gurney Destroyed: A Lesson in Defiance

51jnkIjQfZL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_

  *These are the final paragraphs from one of my latests…The Execution of God, published by Chalice Press.     Throughout the day, I will travel to the execution chamber in Huntsville. Instead of commemorating Holy Week in a place of worship, I’ve chosen to experience the passion of Jesus in Adam Ward. When the […]

Resisting Mugabe in Zimbabwe

Jeff Hood

  *It brings me great joy to have been blessed with the privilege of playing an infinitesimal part of the downfall of Zimbabwean Dictator Robert Mugabe. I wrote this from Zimbabwe on February 8, 2016.   Dirt has been a constant companion. Like air, you’re constantly breathing it in and exhaling it out. When the […]

A Short Theology of Sleep

Alexander Possingham / Unsplash

    “What’s taking so long?” The restaurant seemed to attract assholes. It seemed like rudeness grew by the hour. When she got in her car, she let out a sigh of relief. She began to drive home. After kissing her kids, she arrived at the place she had longed for all day. Laying down […]

THOUGHTS for a COUP / / The Impromptu Sermon: Thoughts on Christian Defiance in Zimbabwe

Jesus drives out the merchants - John 2:13-16

*Originally posted while I was in Zimbabwe on February 6, 2016   **Reposted in response to the current coup unfolding in Zimbabwe.   Earlier this afternoon, a group of Zimbabwean government officials asked me to discuss politics with them. This is an authoritarian society where such an invitation can be dangerous. Nevertheless, I engaged. When […]

Lay Down Your Body

DigitalJournal

  How far would I go?   How far would you go?   The halls were dark. Time was drawing to a close. Every step was accompanied by the same words, “Dead body walking.” There was also a whisper, “I was in prison…” Something seemed to be close. The roomed seemed so far away. Fear […]

The Breach: Bullshit

NASA / Unsplash

  If it weren’t for my children, I wouldn’t go to church. I think I’d probably be in a better place spiritually if I didn’t.   One does not have to go to a place to meet God. No matter where we go, God is there.   The idea that there is a breach between […]

Bedtime Prayer

David Monje / Unsplash

  Throughout my childhood, I often spent the night at my grandparent’s house. I loved them very much. I didn’t love the way they put us to bed. After we were tucked into our beds, my grandmother would close her eyes and say,   “Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord […]

Cowards.

Christopher Dombres / Wikimedia

  Dozens and dozens of people were dead. The images were horrific. Yet again, someone opened fire on a church. With images of blood fresh on my mind, I went to the leadership of our church. Out of fear, I suggested that we hire armed security for the church. Everyone agreed. Even though I felt […]

UA-40673842-1