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Don’t Stay at the Table Too Long

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  * Derived from a Sermon Delivered at New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, California on June 28, 2015   Justice starts in our beginnings. Too often we run from beginnings. Even when we think about the creation myth in Genesis, we run from the snake, the bite and the ejection to the incarnation […]

Christians: You Have 5 Months

End-Is-Near

  Last November at the Church of God in Christ’s 107th Holy Convocation in St. Louis, Andrew Caldwell stood at the front of the auditorium and infamously declared, “I ain’t gay no more. I am delivered! I don’t like mens no more. I said I like women. Women women women women!” and went on to […]

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 […]

Danny Cortez is a Dangerous Man

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  Darkness filled the sky and night was upon me. Throughout my drive to the airport, I thought about the death of my grandmother. I was hurting. The last thing I wanted to do was entertain a former Southern Baptist pastor from California. Though I invited Danny Cortez to speak to multiple groups in North […]

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