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Immigration Imagination

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*Letter written for various newspapers.   Dear Editor,   Imagine a scenario. You’re in your apartment. Your favorite show is on the television. The kids are resting in the floor. You give your partner a hug and a kiss. When the show is over, you help your kids to bed. Once they’re underneath the covers, […]

Lenten Remix 15: Just Be Love.

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In Matthew 22, Jesus tells us to love God and our neighbor. If we are not going to love, our lives our meaningless. People are always talking about what everybody else needs to be. I think we can make Jesus’ greatest commandments simpler. Stop worrying about everything else…”Just Be Love.”   Amen.

Lenten Remix 12: Give Your Life

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  “Give your life.”   In John 15:13, Jesus tells the disciples that love doesn’t get any greater than sacrificing your life for your friends. We can’t have a future worth living in without making the marginalized and oppressed our friends. The message of Jesus is clear. Give your life.   Amen.

The Greatest Commandment: Don’t Treat God Like Shit

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Jesus was giving a talk at a local hotspot when a couple of pastors showed up. Unable to stomach the words they were hearing, the pastors demanded, “This all sounds like new age mumbo jumbo. What are you really saying? What is the core of your message?” Slowly moving toward the questioners, Jesus replied, “Those […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #494 Ricky Lewis / April 9, 2013

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas Ricky Lewis: “It’s burning.” When the poison started to flow through the needle, Ricky Lewis said that his body was burning. Lewis is just one example of a great many executed persons who have reported a burning […]

The Lethal Nature of Moderate Theology

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  Week after week, pastors and staffs of churches deliberate about what message they intend to purvey to their community with their church sign. The sign is intended to share with the community the most important thoughts of the congregation for the week. While visiting my home state of Georgia this week, I drove past […]

No More Murders! : Stop the Supreme Court and the People of Georgia with Prayer

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  There is an old story about Jesus. During one of his marathon sessions, the entire house he was teaching in filled up and everyone wanted to share a moment with Jesus. Hearing that he had the power to heal people, a group across town picked up their disabled neighbor and carried him on a […]

Dangerous Theology in Houston: Who or what gives you the right to kill?

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* Excerpt from a conversation with a small group on my Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Houston Speaking Tour People often begin their arguments for the death penalty with one simple phrase, “That person committed a crime so heinous they deserve to die.” We must begin our reply with one simple question, “Who […]

The Cycle of Violence: Voting and Texas Politics

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  Over and over again, I listened to the voices that argued for the need to support progressive candidates that line up with progressive politics on “nearly every issue.”  Unfortunately, the “nearly every issue” part always seems to exclude the death penalty here in Texas.  Even the most progressive candidates are for the death penalty.  […]

A Lesbian is Murdered and Nobody Cares…

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  “Lesbian Murdered.”  What if that was all the news headlines said?  I have a feeling that most of the progressive community would be up in arms and ready to fight.  There would be petitions and rallies demanding action.  We would invoke the name of God and whatever else we could get a hold of […]

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