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From the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to Queer

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  “What man doesn’t wonder about what it would be like to have sex with a man?” While dining at Cracker Barrel late one night, I asked the question of a friend. Before I could even begin to muse about my own question, Don Fulton looked at me in my eyes and declared, “I’m gay.” […]

I am a Southern Baptist: A Word to Progresive Baptists

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I am a Southern Baptist. Though I am also affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists and much more inclusive and progressive in my theology than the majority of Southern Baptists, I don’t run from the label. To discard the label of Southern Baptist would be to discard who I am.  I am a Baptist from the South.  […]

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.  […]

Why We Can’t Wait: A Sunday Letter from a Baptist Pastor to my Methodist Colleagues

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There in the darkness a courageous Baptist Pastor sat furiously transcribing a letter.  The words the Baptist Pastor wrote were a response to a letter from a Methodist Bishop and other clergy asking the minister to be patient in the face of injustice.  The words the Baptist Pastor wrote still ring loudly in my ears, […]

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