UA-40673842-1

From Beyond to Within: The Fall of Queerness

Wikimedia

    *Excerpt from my essay “Queering the Fall” in Ellin Jimmerson’s new book Rainbow in the Word     In the midst of normativity, temptation unleashes the queer. Queerness is what makes us divine. We all have our own unique responses to temptation. If not for temptation we would be just like everybody else. […]

A Word & Prayer at the Rally Protesting the Murder of Rubén García

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 11.05.33 PM

  “Good Evening. My name is the Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood. I serve as the Minister of Social Justice for Hope for Peace and Justice, the social justice ministry of the Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ. I am here representing a rainbow people. When Grapevine Police Officer Robert Clark murdered Rubén García, we […]

If She Has a Penis…

10314504_795698130511045_4276349411258462628_n

For over 40 weeks, Emily has carried our son and daughter. We walked all day. With every step, I held Emily’s hand and she engaged every contraction with grit and determination. Over and over, I looked into her eyes and knew that my home will be wherever she is. Despite the pain, today was about […]

“Embracing the Power of the Queer” – A Sermon Delivered at the Cathedral of Hope / June 4, 2014

10306622_655445671202959_7034828595199584124_n

  adapted transcription below full video at https://www2.cathedralofhope.com/worship/2014-worship/123-2014-june/2720-june-04-sermon What a powerful thing to be standing before you tonight.  My story is convoluted and strange.  The first time I took communion from someone I knew was openly gay…was from Rev. Mike Piazza when he visited Emory University and I was a student there.  That was a […]

UA-40673842-1