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The Murder in Grapevine

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  The images haunt me. The sounds reverberate in my ears. The video plays over and over in my head.   While investigating a false burglar alarm, Grapevine Police Officer Robert Clark came across Rubén García sitting in his parked car. Perhaps due to some combination of his undocumented immigration status, intoxication and standard fear […]

The Execution of Our Conscience

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When the time comes to consecrate communion, most celebrants approach the altar and read from a prepared liturgy. In the moment when Jesus is supposed to be closest to us, I have always felt like the consecration of communion is a time to explain what the incarnation means. Based on Jesus’ promise to inhabit the […]

A Few Thoughts for My Sons Jeff and Phillip on the Occasion of their Second Birthday

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  You are young now.  You can only say a few words.  There will come a time when you will know more words and will be called upon to speak.  I want to write a few words to you before that time comes.   We are the inheritors of a tremendous faith tradition of love […]

Letter to Dallas Co DA Craig Watkins from the TCADP Faith Community

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    February 21, 2014 Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, Good morning.  We bring you greetings on behalf of the hundreds of faith leaders who have joined the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.  We must begin with commendations.  We commend you for your pursuit of exonerations.  We commend you for your honest […]

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