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The Call: A Reflection.

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I was in the library at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary when I got the call. Though I had known he was sick, death was in his voice and he needed me. Time after time, my Southern Baptist mentor called and chatted with me about all sorts of subjects. I had heard the call before, […]

Beyond Borders: An Unexpected Trip to Mexico with a Dying Man

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  I didn’t expect to be on a flight to Mexico.  I thought I would spend most of today completing multiple unfinished writing projects that I have long neglected.  Things changed when I met Ramon.  Carrollton, Texas is not the type of place one would expect miracles to happen.  When I pulled up to the […]

Glen Stassen 1936-2014 / A Tribute from a Southern Baptist

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  Baptist Christian Ethicist Glen Stassen died today after a battle with cancer.  We only spoke once.  The conversation occurred after I sent him the following email on September 5, 2009: Dr. Stassen,   My name is Jeff Hood and I am a ThM student at The Candler School of Theology at Emory University studying […]

A Child of God and Boldly Addressing the Violent Hate that Killed Her

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  Maren Sanchez was stabbed to death today a few days after turning down a fellow student’s invitation to the prom at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Connecticut.  The incident happened less than 25 miles from the site of another school massacre…Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.  The killers in both instances had a […]

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