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The Tall Grass

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  The Tall Grass Neighbor to the Water Creates a Hole Beauty Grows The Greens The Blues Remind Me of You North Dakota Driving Well Fighting Back Against All Hell We Roll On We Can’t Stop It’s Seabeck, Washington Or Drop The Tall Grass Moving Shaking Shifting Growing Tell Me All of Your Secrets Calling […]

Beauty: The Sunset Revelation

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  Sunsets are no respecters of our categories. The sun just sets and blazes her colors across the sky. Throughout my time in Zimbabwe, I’ve found beauty or perhaps beauty has found me. This evening is no different. As the sun slips past the clouds, I’m amazed at the people who stop. In the midst […]

Our Magician: The Holy Spirit

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*This is the fourth installment of my weekly theological conversations with my summer intern, Christian Parks.   C: What is the purpose of the Holy Spirit?   J: The magical Holy Spirit is the great queerer. Blurring our identities, the Holy Spirit guides us into deeper being. In deeper spaces of being, we learn to […]

On Jesus…

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  *a theological conversation between Christian and I on the lake in North Georgia   J: Who or what do you think Jesus is Christian?   C: On one level, Jesus is an embodiment of an active, participatory and liberating love. On another level (and maybe there are no levels) Jesus was human like you […]

The Invincible Love of the Garzas

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  Once a month, I make the trip down to Livingston. The roads are long and lonely. Upon arrival, I go through numerous checkpoints and searches. When I finally get to the cold and sterile visitation room, I sit down in front of the thick plate glass window and wait. In the ensuing between moments, […]

The First Throuple

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Three men married each other in a traditional Buddhist ceremony on Valentine’s Day in Uthai Thani Province, Thailand. Joke, Bell and Art have become famous sharing their beautiful story of love and commitment. While critics have said their relationship makes a mockery of marriage, I can only say that the Thai throuple has strengthened my […]

On the Power of Preaching…

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I woke up this morning with my mind set on the things of God. When the majesty of God truly comes over you, there is a tingling in your physiological construction. While I wouldn’t call it nervousness, I can say that it makes you shake. Today was a preaching day and like all preaching days […]

A Gender Revelation: The Forming Hood Twins

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Sonograms are interesting experiences for parents who dare to believe their children are gendered unique in the image of God.  The dichotomy of boy and girl seem trite and misguided when staring at the formation of life.  I refused to allow the technician’s misguided question of “Do you want to know the gender of the […]

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