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Back to the Future: A Call for Queerness

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  *Delivered at Metropolitan Community Church of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado on June 7, 2015   There was a time when all was well. We call it “Eden.” Do you remember? We have spent all of human existence yearning to go back there…back to the future. There are times when we know we are […]

The Courage to Be Queer: A Theological Exploration

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*I delivered this keynote address at the LGBTQ Religious Experience Summit at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas on March 21, 2015.   May this be a wild experience for us all…perhaps even a queer experience if we are lucky. Let’s begin by talking about theology. What is theology? Most people think that theology is […]

Thank You: A Prayer in Crisis

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  The natural birth of Lucas was amazing. Madeleine was a little slower to make her appearance. Emily was experiencing contraction after contraction and nothing was happening. After close to four hours, I noticed something dripping on the floor. I don’t know why, but I assumed that it was water for a moment. When I […]

TOWARD A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE ON POLYAMORY: A Conversation Between Rev. Danny Cortez and Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood

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  J: Is there room in the Bible for polyamorous relationships?   D: I don’t see polyamory spoken of positively at all in scripture.  When polyamory is mentioned, it is not approved or valued.   J: I think we are going to disagree on this.  There are multiple points in the Old Testament were intimate […]

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