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God Quit / God Sex

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  I’ve always wondered what it would be like for God to quit. Would the universe explode? I don’t think so. Sometimes, I think it would be similar to a romantic spat. We would just stop talking to each for a little while. Have you ever experienced silence from God? It seems to me that […]

The Church: The Entrance (Part10of15)

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*Though this is definitely outside of what I normally write, I’ve decided to publish a novella entitled “The Church.” From Nov. 30 to Dec. 15, I will be publishing the work of fiction in 15 parts. Each day, I will publish a part of the story of Christian and his quest to plant the largest […]

Falling Fastly / A Mother’s Day Ode to Emily

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  I never thought we would fall like this. Who would have dreamed it? When we met, love was all I could see in your eyes and I fell faster than I imagined possible. Falling is scary. Though it felt so out of control, I just kept returning to you. Remember when we talked about […]

The Orgasms of God

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  I posed a question to a group of people the other day, “Has God ever had an orgasm?” Everybody gets excited when you start talking about orgasms. The replies were wildly diverse. Slowly, a common theme emerged. I found that almost everyone believed there was a stark separation between God and sex. For most, […]

The Courage to Be Queer: A Theological Exploration

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*I delivered this keynote address at the LGBTQ Religious Experience Summit at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas on March 21, 2015.   May this be a wild experience for us all…perhaps even a queer experience if we are lucky. Let’s begin by talking about theology. What is theology? Most people think that theology is […]

To the Muslim Student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: A Word of Satire

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Congratulations.  You are to be commended for starting your journey toward a doctorate in archeology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  I was surprised when I read of your matriculation and even more surprised that Southwestern’s President Paige Patterson is supportive.  Dr. Patterson is a fair man.  Just ask all the professors he fired at Southeastern.  […]

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