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Clergy Movement: Do They Know What They’re Getting Into?

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  Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen a plethora of announcements about the employment of fellow clergy in new positions. Without fail, the photo is always of a smiling minister. Underneath, there is inevitably a list of credentials and an overzealous statement about institutional growth. Earlier this week, two announcements garnered my attention. After […]

#37 / Jonestown Theology: Lenten Explorations in the Valley of Death

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  “… this is revolutionary suicide…” -Jim Jones   Can suicide ever be revolutionary? There are many who have given their lives in revolutionary ways. Jesus comes to mind. What is the definition of revolutionary suicide? I suspect that a revolutionary suicide must be revolutionary. I’m not certain that the deaths at Jonestown were revolutionary. […]

#25 / Jonestown Theology: Lenten Explorations in the Valley of Death

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God is never lost. In the midst of great evil, God is there. I have long wondered how Jonestown fits into such ideas. In the 1970s, Rev. Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple founded the settlement in the jungles of Guyana. After a few years of communal living, Jones led his followers to commit a […]

#22 / Jonestown Theology: Lenten Explorations in the Valley of Death

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  God is never lost. In the midst of great evil, God is there. I have long wondered how Jonestown fits into such ideas. In the 1970s, Rev. Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple founded the settlement in the jungles of Guyana. After a few years of communal living, Jones led his followers to commit […]

The Death of a Wizard

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The body of the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan in St. Louis Frank Ancona was recently found close to a river in Missouri. This is the same man who threatened lethal force against protestors in Ferguson. I was one of those protestors. In some small way, I guess Ancona threatened to kill me […]

Pastors: Your Press Conferences Suck

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  Early this morning, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed. I couldn’t help but notice the numerous press conferences pastors are holding all over the country. In each one, pastors put on their stoles and jump in front of the cameras. The problem is that such performances are unbelievable. Just this morning, I saw […]

The Execution of an Evil Man

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  A few years ago, I began to write Texas death row inmate Christopher Wilkins. From the beginning, I could tell that Wilkins was very calculated disturbed person. In the midst of such danger, I still made the decision to serve Wilkins as a spiritual guide. After writing for some time, Wilkins invited me to […]

Born to Be Murdered? : A Word from Bethlehem

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  The Christmas season always makes me ponder a pivotal question. Did God send Jesus to die? I’m not talking about a death of natural causes. I’m talking about a brutal painful death. I’m talking about a bloody murder. Did God know about the suffering that was to come? If God knows everything, as traditional […]

Forgive Us Marksville: #JeremyMardis

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  Dear Marksville.   Though my activism has taken me to many places, I’ve never been to your town. For this, I’m profoundly sorry. I’ve kept up with the case of Jeremy Mardis ever since he was gunned down with his seatbelt on. Truth be known, I was too engaged in a variety of other […]

When a Black Cop Kills an Unarmed Child

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  Here in Texas, justice is swift and injustice is too. When violence happens, one has to pay close attention to make sure they know the difference.   Farmers Branch is known for injustice. Persons of color don’t get a fair shake within the city limits. Not too far up the road, there is a […]

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