Spiritual Interview

For my assignment I conducted a Zoom interview with a friend who used to work in ministry.  He used to be a youth and children’s ministry leader for a church, but now him and his wife volunteer leading a young adult group.  I have found him to be a deep and faithful follower of Jesus, […]

Exodus and Pharaoh’s Power

In one of her articles Wilda Gafney describes what she calls a Black Lives Matter hermeneutic.  This hermeneutic focuses our attention to look for lives in the biblical text that are at risk, subject to oppression, seen as disposable or at the margins of the text, particularly because of intersecting elements of identity.  Exodus is […]

God, Can you Hear Me Now?

I scream and shout But you teem with clout And cloud my loud dreams team me with your stout house. Unanswered anger manifests festering distress upset with your process. Regret rejects your rest protests your professed blessed intellect. Inspect grotesque events that express the effect of bereft prayers that expect you to forget I’m oppressed […]

This an Audible

Pull up with they bangas out, taking the gangsta route, leave your brain hanging out, we find this entertaining now. I’m interchanging vows with vowels integrating how we’re raising towns of generations proud of their painted crown on gun’s reigning sound. Bullets raining down now mama’s staining gowns with tears retaining frowns. This tainting is […]

Ancient Demonology and Modern Pneumatology

As we look at the current state of pneumatology, there is very little discussion on other aspects of the spiritual realm.  In some pneumatologies, it seems that there is no other spiritual realty besides God and human spirits.  The current neglect of demons in academic studies of Holy Spirit can leave us unprepared on how […]

Pneumatological Orthopraxy

As I see it, orthopraxy is the culmination of the development of our relationship with Holy Spirit.  We start with orthodoxy, which informs our orthopathy, which then motivates our orthopraxy.  This development need not always be linear, but is often times, and is a helpful way to conceptualize our relationship with Holy Spirit.  Orthopraxy, as […]

Play That Back

Uh yeah, said I don’t need you, said I would leave you. surrounded by evil, found out it don’t treat me equal, pray to sky looking like prey, can I trust an eagle? Shouldn’t see you as legal, freedom can feel lethal. Feeling feeble kneeling in a fetal, needles filling me with fecal. Do you […]