The Death of Heroes and The Divinity of Difference


  Most people don’t know that I love comics. For a long time, I was scared to tell people. How can anyone be a serious scholar when they fill their minds with illustrated boxes and word bubbles? I don’t care about the questions of dumbasses anymore. I’ve learned to just be. Furthermore, I’ve learned to […]

50 Years After Selma: Jesus is Transgender


*I wrote this post for the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists and the original can be found at The most terrifying substance known to our world is difference. When people can’t control or contain it, they want to destroy it. The fall of humanity is centered on a failure to love and respect […]

Prophetic Words at the Vigil for Ty Underwood: A Transgender Woman of Color Murdered in North Tyler, Texas


  I have lived in Texas for about three years now. My wife Emily and I have three children. We have another two on the way. We have a big family. I am always thinking about their future and what it would be like for them to grow up here. When we first moved to […]