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The Puppet in the Pulpit

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  For the third time in a week, I received a phone call from a prophetic and transformative friend who either resigned their pastorate or was bullied into silence by the governing board of their church. In an age of increasing injustice, our churches have become the great bastions and protectors of the status quo. […]

Our Magician: The Holy Spirit

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*This is the fourth installment of my weekly theological conversations with my summer intern, Christian Parks.   C: What is the purpose of the Holy Spirit?   J: The magical Holy Spirit is the great queerer. Blurring our identities, the Holy Spirit guides us into deeper being. In deeper spaces of being, we learn to […]

Closing Prayer at the Inauguration of Jeff Hood as Chief of the Hall County Fire Department

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Good evening. I am the Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood from Denton, Texas. I have come a long way to pray with you. Will you please oblige me by bowing your heads? God we come to you from many different religions, nationalities, races, classes, orientations, genders, abilities and various other categories and identifications…some ascribed by our […]

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