June 29, 2022

Christ in the Trailer: A Lesson about Migration and Greed from a Literal Hell     *Just a few days ago, a semitruck packed with migrants was abandoned by smugglers in the sweltering heat on a desolate road near San Antonio, Texas.  In a literal hell, 53 people burned to death.  I’ve constructed the following narrative with the firm belief that Jesus was in the back of that trailer.     Jesus looked upon his disciples.  The children grew hungrier... Read more

June 23, 2022

I’ve been interviewed about him…written about him…talked about him…been given an academic chair/professorship named after him…I don’t think he’ll ever leave me. At least, I pray that he doesn’t. 8 Years Later // Don’t You Dare Turn Your Head: The Self-Immolation of The Rev. Charles Moore   The Rev. Charles Moore visits me often. For over 8 years now, I’ve closed my eyes and felt the pull of his flame. The media attention is long over. Too much time has... Read more

June 18, 2022

    PETRIC J. SMITH: The Theology of a TRANS SAINT   “If I am to call for truth, I must offer truth.  We should all settle for nothing less.  For it is only in an atmosphere of truth that freedom can ever prosper.  And it is only in an atmosphere of truth that we can learn to relate to each other by our compassion and our honesty rather than to judge each other on the points of difference between... Read more

June 12, 2022

    *As Dean of The New Theology School, I’m so proud of my student Dr. Scott Masters’ (The New Theology School ‘s new Professor of Practical Wesleyan Studies) book, Deconstructing the Gospel of Q (Anon).     June 9, 2020     To the faithful.     “If you were an adherent, no one would be able to tell. You would look like any other American. You could be a mother, picking leftovers off your toddler’s plate. You could... Read more

June 12, 2022

  + an excerpt from BLACKOLOGY: The Theological Dexterity of Blackness…a recent work by the Dean, the Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood and the James Baldwin Professor of Practical Blackology, Dr. Yoel Omowale of The New Theology School. Foreword.   May 22, 2022   Fellow seekers.   “Fuck your Jesus.”  At first, I just blurted it out.  In reality, I think it was more of a reflex.  I didn’t go into the encounter expecting it to get that heated.  I wasn’t the... Read more

June 8, 2022

    Lamentations is a series of short reflections derived from a reoccurring conversation that takes place before every scheduled execution in the United States between prominent abolitionists Death Penalty Action Executive Director, Abraham Bonowitz and the Convener of Clergy United Against the Death Penalty, the Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood. The 8th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States prohibits the infliction of, “cruel and unusual punishments.” Vicki Lynne Hoskinson disappeared from her neighborhood on the afternoon of September 17,... Read more

June 5, 2022

+ an excerpt from BLACKOLOGY: The Theological Dexterity of Blackness…a recent work by the Dean, the Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood and the James Baldwin Professor of Practical Blackology, Dr. Yoel Omowale of The New Theology School.   The Black Pentecost   By record of the New Testament and the testimony of believer’s in antiquity, the indwelling, outwardly manifesting Holy Spirit; was and is capable of performing nature-bending miracles on request.  This was intended to making the believer righteous…but our contention... Read more

June 4, 2022

  This concise theology of love was constructed by The Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood (Dean, The New Theology School) after a recent night of dialogue/conversation with Ohio Death Row philosopher, Keith LaMar. Of particular consequence, is Hood’s consistent interaction with Lamar’s slogan, “Love is the only freedom.”   7.   “You can’t have a life while carrying hate…”   -Keith Lamar   “Love is the liberation.”   -Jeff Hood   Remember.   What have you longed for your entire life?... Read more

June 4, 2022

This concise theology of love was constructed by The Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood (Dean, The New Theology School) after a recent night of dialogue/conversation with Ohio Death Row philosopher, Keith LaMar. Of particular consequence, is Hood’s consistent interaction with Lamar’s slogan, “Love is the only freedom.”   6.   “We are responsible to love and that’s it.”   -Keith Lamar   “Love is the only judge.”   -Jeff Hood     Let your mind go.   Follow it.   You... Read more

June 4, 2022

  This concise theology of love was constructed by The Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood (Dean, The New Theology School) after a recent night of dialogue/conversation with Ohio Death Row philosopher, Keith LaMar. Of particular consequence, is Hood’s consistent interaction with Lamar’s slogan, “Love is the only freedom.”   5.   “Love ain’t real until you learn how to love yourself.”   -Keith Lamar     “Only a mindless dumbass would try to love somebody without first loving themselves.”   -Jeff... Read more


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