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Scout Schultz: Dying to Live

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  I can remember that night. I wanted to take all of the pills. I was done. Repeatedly, I’d looked for help. Repeatedly, I’d come up empty. The room grew smaller and smaller. I had nowhere to go. Sweat poured everywhere. I prayed. That shit didn’t help. God seemed so far away. God was fake. […]

Hand Washing in the Trump Era

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Can you even breath?   The water is so high.   Jesus was slung in the direction of his potential executioners. As the crowd screamed for blood, Pilate could have stopped it. Instead, he washed his hands and absolved himself of any responsibility for what was about to happen. Jesus was given over to death. […]

The Resurrection of Ms. Shade Schuler

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  *Adapted from a post from August 2015.   Less than a hundred feet from residences, local authorities discovered the badly decomposed body of a transgender woman of color. The Dallas Police Department put out a detailed description of the body and asked for help. For weeks, no one seemed to know who this woman […]

The Irrelevance of Denominations and the Relevance of the Church in the Ongoing Struggle for Marriage Equality in the South

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  Raised in Georgia, educated in four southern states and presently living in Texas, I am an undeniable product of the South. When I joined in the celebration of the marriage equality ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States last Friday from my speaking tour (currently in California), I worried how the implementation […]

Don’t Stay at the Table Too Long

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  * Derived from a Sermon Delivered at New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, California on June 28, 2015   Justice starts in our beginnings. Too often we run from beginnings. Even when we think about the creation myth in Genesis, we run from the snake, the bite and the ejection to the incarnation […]

Progressive Christians Often Seem to Not Give Two Shits About the Persecution, Imprisonment and Martyrdom of Fellow Christians and I Think I Know Why: A Retrospective

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  I was scanning the news a few nights ago and ran across the name of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim.  I doubt many people in our churches know the name of Ibrahim or the fact that she was sentenced to death in Sudan last week for being a Christian.  There are without a doubt components of […]

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