Suicidal Theology


  “You have to get married. I have to get married. If I don’t get married this time then I will never get married. You have to get married. I have to get married. Stop. This isn’t the person I want to be with. It doesn’t matter. Do you love me? I have chosen her […]

Jesus is Dead! : An Easter Case for a Theological Resurrection


Throughout my ministry, I have heard awful stories of pain, abuse and suffering. Though the stories are many and varied, there is one that sticks out above all others. During a time of group counseling around spiritual abuse, an older gentleman revealed that his youth group pinned him down and probed his ass with a […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #507 Jamie McCoskey / November 12, 2013


*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Jamie McCoskey- “And if this takes the pain away, so be it.” While in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus kept asking God if there was any other way to take the pain away. Jamie McCoskey used similar […]

God has AIDS


Our God was born in Bethlehem. Our God became flesh and dwelt amongst us. Our God is bound to the suffering of the world. Our God is bound to us. Jesus declared that he was sick and that he would inhabit the sick. People around the world are sick and suffering with AIDS. Jesus has […]

The Night I Almost Took My Life


The year was 2008.  The spring semester at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was coming to a close.  I sat alone in my room staring at my closet.  The depression was overwhelming and I didn’t know if I could take it anymore.  I tried to get help.  Professor after professor told me that my severe depression […]

Theology from Death Row Letter 3 / Texas Death Row Inmate Will Speer on The Meaning of Evil


ARE WE EVIL? I have spent much of my time in prison considering this question.  Different answers seem to come at different times.  I really believe the answer is ultimately NO.  We are not evil people.  We are people who are sinners.  We are prone to do bad things.  Some of these bad things are […]