Lenten Remix 36: The Money Changers


  Jesus was enraged. The money changers were ripping off the poorest in the community. Jesus kicked them out. Why don’t we respond similarly? Is there any difference between the money changers and the payday lenders in our communities? I don’t think so. Where is our rage?   Amen.

The Cold Dead Jesus: A Plea for a Post-Easter Resurrection


*Easter Message Delivered in Denton, Texas   Let’s begin with the excluded God. What does it mean for God to be left out? My mind immediately conjures up a situation at the church I attend, the Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ. Our church was founded to be the ultimate space of inclusion for […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #514 Ramiro Hernandez / April 9, 2014


*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Ramiro Hernandez– “All I have is love.”  We go through life thinking we need so much. Unfortunately, the more we accumulate the more we think we need. People fail to realize that love will make you richer […]

The Shepherd from Bethlehem Speaks


  Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a shepherd? Most of the time you are bored out of your mind. I sit there and watch sheep day after day. I never wanted to be a shepherd. I didn’t have a choice. We have always been poor. We don’t know any other […]