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“The God beyond God.”

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“The God beyond God.” ¬†Paul Tillich’s infamous conception of God has long marinated in my heart. I’ve dreamed of the God beyond religion and occasionally touched something more. Tillich is not alone in his estimations of God. In 36:26, Job declares, “Surely God is great, and we do not know him…” The unknowability of God […]

Love your neighbor…BE QUEER. : A Sermon at the First Congregational Church in Fort Worth, Texas

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  When you stop to consider the absence of information that we’ve got about the childhood of Jesus, these passages about a young Jesus in the temple are incredibly profound. After a young Jesus leaves the temple, there is another huge gap (18 years to be exact) in the narrative. There is a reason that […]

The Greatest Narcissist of Them All: God

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For the last few days, I’ve been involved in the gathering of a new progressive evangelical organization called OPEN. Throughout our time together, we’ve been asked by hipster music leaders to stand up and sing with all our might. In song after song, we sing about how awesome, wonderful, majestic, amazing and powerful God is. […]

Only the Queer Heals

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  *This article first appeared in The Yoke Quarterly¬†   I couldn’t believe how green the grass was. With each step, I felt like I was touching air. The water spoke. The closer I got, the more I realized that I could see aquatic life for miles. The clearness was unimaginable. I swam. With each […]

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