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Get in the Way / Bring them Close / Tell the Stories that Obstruct

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  In Matthew 25, Jesus talks about some sheep and goats…but this is more than a barnyard story.  Jesus ultimately declares, “…what you have done to the least of these you have done to me.”  In this passage, Jesus places Jesus’ self at the very center of injustice and oppression…and as such takes on such […]

The Journey to Abolition: Remarks to the Dallas Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Prayer Breakfast

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  “Jesus hung on a cross for a long time and had plenty of time to abolish the death penalty…but you know what…he didn’t.”  These types of arguments and similar words filled the pulpit of the Southern Baptist Church of my youth.  I was taught that the economy of God revolved around vengeful wrathful and […]

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