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The Finger

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  Car after car sped by. I looked into the eyes of every face. The image of God looked back. I spent the day walking for the abolition of the death penalty in Southern Ohio. Every once in a while, someone would slow their car down, honk their horn and raise their middle finger as […]

The Intern Monologues: Communion

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  J: What do you think happens during communion?   C: Communion is the place where we fully encounter the other. We are reminded the way of Jesus is broken and shared among us all. What do you think?   J: I believe the elements become God as we ingest them together. We are all […]

The Orgasms of God

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  I posed a question to a group of people the other day, “Has God ever had an orgasm?” Everybody gets excited when you start talking about orgasms. The replies were wildly diverse. Slowly, a common theme emerged. I found that almost everyone believed there was a stark separation between God and sex. For most, […]

A Gender Revelation: The Forming Hood Twins

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Sonograms are interesting experiences for parents who dare to believe their children are gendered unique in the image of God.  The dichotomy of boy and girl seem trite and misguided when staring at the formation of life.  I refused to allow the technician’s misguided question of “Do you want to know the gender of the […]

I AM the Light of the World: Connecting Queerly with the Gospel of John at Living Faith Covenant Church

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  Queer Theology goes beyond identity.  Queer Theology seeks to affirm people for who God has created them to be.  So often we give categories and identities to provide description for who we are.  We forget that we were created in the image of God and that the core of us is that dear image.  […]

LOVE: Wrestling with the Wrestlings of Paul and the Root of Our Self

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*Delivered at Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ in Dallas, Texas on 9/18/2014 We are in the midst of a series entitled “Wrestling with Romans.”  I think if we are going to be honest with our self and study the book of Romans then we have to talk about the wrestlings of a Roman […]

Lives Less Valued: Why Black Girls Matter

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  The classrooms were filled with learning and dreaming.  Students were playing on the playground and eating in the cafeteria.  The gates of the rural academy flew open and gunmen demanded everyone go to the courtyard.  Someone was able to make a quick phone call to authorities but it was too late.  The students were […]

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