A Land of Nightmares


    Nightmares follow me or maybe I follow them. I was tossing and turning in a foreign bed. The road is often unkind to me. Event after event leaves me weary. I saw Emily torn to shreds by the bullets of the police. I knew the consequences of standing with Jesus. How did this […]

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 […]

Love: A Theology of Emily


If God is love, our theology must be Love. Love is a strange word that is more often than not thrown about to reflect the intensity of emotions between people. “I’m in love.” “I love you.” “I fell in love.” “I don’t love you anymore.” “We made love.” The interesting thing is that the way […]

The Call to Ferguson


The phone rang.  I wasn’t expecting a call so late.  “Would you be willing to go to Ferguson on our behalf?”  I was surprised by the question.  For the last few days, I told numerous people that I would not be traveling to Ferguson.  I didn’t have the money.  I knew I would miss the […]

Twins Again! : A Tale of Unexpected Love for the Hoods


  We were planning our lives.  We were adjusting to life after children (twins and a single) in less than two and a half years.  We knew what we were doing.  Then we came face to face with a black and white screen.   I sat next to Emily as they rubbed goo all over […]