What if Jesus had attended the National Prayer Breakfast?

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  Cold. Cold. It was so very cold. Jesus could feel the body breaking down. Every step seemed like it could be his last. Shelter after shelter turned him away. There was nothing to eat. There was nowhere to sleep. Eventually, he found a bridge. As the cars roared by above his head, Jesus cried […]

“Kelly is a Piece of Shit.” -Jesus

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  “Kelly is a Piece of Shit.” -Jesus   Revelation is magic.   Horrible smells seemed to be coming from every crevice of our home. I sniffed my way all around the house. I hadn’t checked the kids. Surely, it wasn’t one of the kids? I was expecting to find something dead. I kept sniffing. […]

At the end of Trump’s first year, I pray for revolution

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      *This column originally appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Saturday, January 20, 2018 I woke up. Fear had nested in my bones. I couldn’t see. There was something downstairs. The words penetrated the darkness. “Trump” and “win” repeated incessantly on the forgotten radio. Shock exploded. Audio of the vulgar and profane […]

Donald Trump is Not the Problem / We Are

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    Donald Trump is not the problem.   Jesus heard the reports. Jesus heard the rumblings. Jesus felt the oppression.   Jesus didn’t send out messages. Jesus didn’t make phone calls. Jesus didn’t sign petitions. Jesus didn’t organize at all.   Jesus believed in the power of one. Jesus believed in the fury of […]

Where are the Christians?


  Throughout our country, millions of Christians are sitting in church at this very hour. Songs are being sung about loving Jesus. Sermons are being preached about loving Jesus. Communion is being taken as a physical expression of the love of Jesus. Millions of Christians are at church seeking the love of Jesus. The problem […]


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  Our pastor preached the hardest when election time came around. Though I was only a young man, I knew whose side God was on. In the midst of it all, everyone I knew voted for the candidate the pastor told them to. I was taught that Jesus was intrinsically connected to our political process. […]

The Explosion of Fear in America

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  Growing up in Metro Atlanta, I loved reading our hometown newspaper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I still do. Just this morning, I was reading the paper online when I came across an article entitled, “CDC cancels next month’s ‘climate and health’ summit in Atlanta.” Reading further, I realized that the Center for Disease Control was planning […]

“America First!” is Not a Christian Principle


  Throughout the day today, I watched the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Repeatedly, I heard the same chant, “America First! America First! America First!” While the largely crowd was simply repeating the words that Trump spoke, I was surprised by the large number of other government officials who chanted […]

Hillary Clinton is the AntiChrist


  *I wrote, “Donald Trump is the AntiChrist” in December 2015 and still stand behind the contents of the article. Here are 5 Reasons I Also Think that Hillary Clinton is the AntiChrist: Clinton’s immigration policies are opposed to Christ’s command to welcome the stranger. Clinton’s economic policies are opposed to Christ’s command to care for […]

Lenten Remix 32: Politics is Not Our Faith


  Politics is not our faith. Hillary Clinton is not God. Donald Trump is not God. Ted Cruz is not God. Bernie Sanders is not God. Only God is God. Vote for God.   Amen.