“Embracing the Power of the Queer” – A Sermon Delivered at the Cathedral of Hope / June 4, 2014


  adapted transcription below full video at What a powerful thing to be standing before you tonight.  My story is convoluted and strange.  The first time I took communion from someone I knew was openly gay…was from Rev. Mike Piazza when he visited Emory University and I was a student there.  That was a […]

Delivered Tonight: A Question for Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins


“My question is for District Attorney Watkins.  My name is Jeff Hood.  I am a Baptist minister and I also serve on the Board of Directors of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.  I am particularly troubled by the case of our panelist Christopher Scott who was wrongfully convicted of capital murder and […]

The Reason I Will Walk Prayerfully from Dallas to Fort Worth: Dallas County DA Craig Watkins, Tarrant County DA Joe Shannon, Jr. & the State of Texas’ Death Penalty


  On February 21, 2014, I will walk prayerfully from Dallas to Fort Worth with my colleagues from the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Rev. Wes Magruder of the North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and Lynn Walters of Hope for Peace and Justice.  Our Faithful Pilgrimage to Abolish the […]