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The Passion of Charles Moore: Two Years Later

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  The Rev. Charles Moore visits me often.  For over two years now, I’ve closed my eyes and felt the pull of his flame.  The media attention is over.  Too much time has passed for most.  Our memories are so frail.  I won’t ever be able to forget.  I still see the flames.  To commemorate the […]

“Beyond Identity: The Image of a Queer God”

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  -Preached at Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal)  in St. Louis, MO on Sept. 7, 2015   Spaces of intersectionality are spaces of divinity. Such spaces draw us nearer to the God that exists at the intersection of us all. Such thoughts conjure up important questions… Who is God? Who are we? These questions can only […]

The Church in the Dirt

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  *Adapted from a sermon preached at Pilgrims in the Park in Bryan, Texas on March 22, 2015.   The Pharisees caught a man and woman fucking. Under the religious law of the time, fucking outside of marriage was a capital offense. So the Pharisees brought the woman and slung her in the dirt at the […]

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 […]

The Taliban in the Self

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  Shots rang out. Blood was everywhere. Bodies hit the floor. Children screamed. The images and descriptions of the scene at a school in Pakistan are more than horrific. Over 130 children are dead over an extremist religious ideology. From terrorist attack to terrorist attack, the Taliban have proven that there is no end to […]

Prayers from Pride Sunday at Cathedral of Hope

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  Today is a day of celebration for liberation.  We are the people of God.  We are the people of liberation.  On this Pride Sunday, let us not forget those whose liberation is not yet complete.  We remember all who still face oppression and marginalization in our world.  Let us pray.   This morning we […]

God is in Hell

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  “You are going to hell!”  I hated people damning me to hell.  There was always something about someone speaking me into a fiery torment for all of eternity that was the ultimate “fuck you.”  I am not there anymore.  This morning after yet another incident of being damned, I realized I get told I […]

The Danger of Dr. Maya Angelou

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I turned the corner after hearing her speak and there she was.  I shouted out, “Dr. Angelou…It’s me…Jeff.”  Dr. Maya Angelou didn’t know who I was and I have no idea why I thought it would be a good idea to call out to her like we were old friends.  Regardless of my buffoonery, Dr. […]

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