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  1. THEOSEMANTICS: 1.0 The Courage to Be GOD
  2. THEOSEMANTICS: 1.1 The Courage to Be TANGIBLE
  3. THEOSEMANTICS: 1.2. The Courage to Be NOW
  4. THEOSEMANTICS: 1.3. The Courage to Be LOVE
  5. THEOSEMANTICS: 1.4. The Courage to Be REAL
  6. THEOSEMANTICS: 1.5. The Courage to Be ART
  7. THEOSEMANTICS: 2.0. The Courage to Be CHRIST
  8. THEOSEMANTICS: 2.1 The Courage to Be HUMAN
  9. THEOSEMANTICS: 2.2. The Courage to Be JUSTICE
  10. THEOSEMANTICS: 2.3. The Courage to Be HERE
  11. THEOSEMANTICS: 2.4. The Courage to Be DEFIANT
  12. THEOSEMANTICS: 2.5. The Courage to Be BEAUTY
  13. THEOSEMANTICS: 3.0. The Courage to Be SPIRIT
  14. THEOSEMANTICS: 3.1. The Courage to Be MAGIC
  15. THEOSEMANTICS: 3.2 The Courage to Be ELECTRIC
  16. THEOSEMANTICS: 3.3. The Courage to Be FIRE
  17. THEOSEMANTICS: 3.4. The Courage to Be UNCANNY
  18. THEOSEMANTICS: 3.5. The Courage to Be FREEDOM
  19. Polyamorous Theology: A Dialogical Experiment in Thinking (w/ Bryan Demeritte)
  20. Orationes Mortuorum (Prayers of the Dead): A Lenten Series, 2023
  21. The Fight for Scott Eizember
  22. The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky. Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah & Wyoming.


  1. The Self-Immolation of Nhất Chi Mai: Historia Divina
  2. The Self-Immolation of George Winne, Jr.: Historia Divina 
  3. The Self-Immolation of Roger Allen LaPorte: Historia Divina
  4. The Self-Immolation of Norman Morrison: Historia Divina
  5. The Self-Immolation of Alice Herz: Historia Divina
  6. Final Words: Lent from Mississippi’s Execution Chamber 
  7. Dialectic in The Desert: Meditations on the Sages  (w/Simon Richardson)
  8. The Self-Immolation of Thích Quảng Đức : Historia Divina 
  9. Scribblings from Solitude: Writings from 2021 (The Collected Writings of Jeff Hood Book 7) 
  10. BLACKOLOGY: The Theological Dexterity of Blackness (w/ Yoel Omowale)
  11. Historia Divina (a new spiritual practice): On Self-Immolation
  12. A Concise Theology of Love: Ruminations after an Evening with Ohio Death Row Philosopher, Keith Lamar
  13. All Things Beautiful: Short Meditations for Black Days. (w/ Yoel Omowale)
  14. Wonderful Words of Life (w/Mark Sandlin)
  15. The Fight for Kosoul Chantakoumanne
  16. The Penalty is Death: The 2022 Writings (The Collected Writings of Jeff Hood 8)


  2. The Collected Sermons of Jim Jones: 8 (editor)
  3. THE NATIVITY EXPERIENCE: Seeing as Those Who First Saw (w/Kyle Sigmon)
  4. The Gospel of Mary: A Modern Commentary 
  5. Science Fiction Theology: Three Stories / Many Salvations 
  6. God is Sick.: The 2020 Writings (The Collected Writings of Jeff Hood Book 6) 


  1. Drugged.: Interstellar Exploration of the Incarnation 
  2. out of my head: *freed thoughts 
  3. High Country Theology 
  4. Governors Amongst the Racists.: A 50th Anniversary Retrospective of The 1970 Alabama Democratic Primary. 
  5. The Gospel of Martin Luther King, Jr., to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 
  6. The Revised Gospels of Jesus Christ 
  7. The Collected Sermons of Jim Jones:: 7 (editor)
  8. The Collected Sermons of Jim Jones:: 6 (editor)
  9. The Collected Sermons of Jim Jones: 5 (editor)
  10. The Collected Sermons of Jim Jones:: 4.3 (editor)
  11. The Collected Sermons of Jim Jones:: 4.2 (editor)
  12. The Collected Sermons of Jim Jones:: 4.1 (editor)
  13. The Collected Sermons of Jim Jones:: 3.2 (editor)
  14. The Collected Sermons of Jim Jones: 3 .1 (editor)
  15. The Collected Sermons of Jim Jones:: 2 (editor)
  16. The Collected Sermons of Jim Jones: 1 (editor)
  17. Revelations in Isolations. 
  18. Responses:: A Sampling 
  19. Toxic Masculinity:: Honest Engagement with John Eldredge’s Wild at Heart 
  20. Deontological Dangers of the Death Penalty for the Medical Practitioner: A Bioethical Engagement 
  21. Five Visions of Jim Jones/Jonestown. 
  22. Systematic Theology/Shit.: Revelations from Jonestown. 
  23. A Life in Writings: 2017-2019(The Collected Writings of Jeff Hood Book 5)
  24. The Murder of Joseph Hutcheson: A Struggle for Justice Mar 3, 2020 
  25. A QUEER CHRISTMAS: Denton County, Texas 
  26. 6 Days in Guatemala: A Journal of Justice 
  27. The Complicated Legacy of Cesar Chavez 
  28. The Prosperity Gospel: Theological F*CKERY 
  29. Sanctuary Hospice House: The Nature of Deathbed Racism 
  30. Tales from the Crypt: Verbatim from Clinical Pastoral Education 
  31. The Bonhoeffer Chrism Mass / Christopher D. Rodkey (contributor)



  1. The Passion of Charles Moore 



  1. The Cathedral: A Parable 
  2. The God of the Future 
  3. The Execution of God: Encountering the Death Penalty
  4. Rainbow in the Word: LGBTQ Christians’ Biblical Memoirs / Ellin Jimmerson (contributor)
  5. The Slaughter of God: Theologies from Jonestown 
  6. The Violence of Being: Prophetic Writings, 2016 (The Collected Writings of Jeff Hood Book 4) 
  7. Dallas: Mixed Verse from a Shooting 



  1. The Psychosis of God: An Exploration of Mental Illness 
  2. Love Remains: Prophetic Writings, 2014-2015 (The Collected Writings of Jeff Hood Book 3) 
  3. The Basilica of the Swinging Dicks



  1. The Courage to Be Queer 
  2. The Year of the Queer: Thoughts, Blogs, Letters and Sermons, 2013-2014 (The Collected Writings of Jeff Hood Book 2)
  3. The Rearing of an American Evangelical 
  4. Frances: An Adaptation of the Gospel of Luke 
  5. Last Words from Texas: Meditations from the Execution Chamber



  1. The Sociopathic Jesus: A Mistranslation of the Gospel of Mark 
  2. Jesus on Death Row: An Adaptation of the Gospel of Matthew 



  1. The Queering of an American Evangelical: The Sermons, Statements, and Prayers of a Southern Baptist Minister (The Collected Writings of Jeff Hood Book 1) 
  2.  The Queer: An Interaction with the Gospel of John 



  1. A Beautiful Thing: Sermons from the Inaugural Festival of Young Preachers / Lee Huckelberry (contributor)


Selected Articles



The Queer God and a Stiff Peter – Interactions with Pentecost, TARKA (December 20, 2021)

Clarity: A Dense Personal/Theological Interaction with Rev. John Moore’s “Witness to Tragedy and Resurrection”, the jonestown report (September, 2021)

Bringing the Death Tape to Life: A Homily, the jonestown report (September, 2021)

God Showed Me the Light, Where Salvation is Found, Commentary, Denton Record-Chronicle (January 30, 2020)

It is Beyond Obvious Where God is Not, Commentary, Denton Record-Chronicle (October 24, 2019)

The Blasphemy of the Flag in Church, Commentary, Denton Record-Chronicle (September 26, 2019)

The Resurrection of Jonestown, the jonestown report (March, 2019)

Phenomenology / Healing & Rev. Jim Jones, the jonestown report (September, 2018)

God is not silent, the jonestown report (September, 2018)

Dreams and Nightmares: Prayers to the Father, the jonestown report (September, 2018) 

Microphones Ain’t Antennas, the jonestown report (September, 2018)

Good Friday is a time to consider what the death penalty is doing to our souls, Commentary, Dallas Morning News (March 29, 2018)

At year-one of Trump I pray for revolution, Commentary, Dallas Morning News (January 20, 2018)

Joseph Hutcheson’s death shows why Lupe Valdez isn’t qualified to be governor, Commentary, Dallas Morning News (December 8, 2017)

The Theology of Jonestown: Radical Explorations in Redemption, the jonestown report (October, 2017)

Jeff Hood: I made inflammatory comments last July 7 and I stand by them today, Commentary, Dallas Morning News (July 6, 2017)

Dallas DA must earn trust by successfully prosecuting Jordan Edwards’ killer, Commentary, Dallas Morning News (May 17, 2017)

3 reasons the death penalty is dying, Commentary, Dallas Morning News (October 17, 2016)

Searching for common ground in midst of police shootings, Commentary, Newsday (August 17, 2016)

Police must protect civil liberties, not restrict them, Commentary, Dallas Morning News (August 17, 2016)

Babel, Commentary, The Christian Century (July 19, 2016) 

The United States Flag at the Front of the Church is Blasphemous, Commentary, Huffington Post (June 1, 2016)

Killing Andrew Thomas, Commentary, Huffington Post (January 5, 2016)

The Pilgrimage for Raphael Holiday Is the Pilgrimage for Abolition, Commentary, Huffington Post (November 18, 2015)

The Last Visit, Commentary, Huffington Post (September 22, 2015)

Pushing Into the Flames: Rev. Charles Moore and the Struggle Against Racism, Commentary, Huffington Post, Commentary, Huffington Post (June 23, 2015) 

The Wayward Movement of the Movement, Commentary, Huffington Post (May 6, 2015)

24 Hours at the Cross: A Holy Week Confrontation with Execution in Texas, Commentary, Huffington Post (April 1, 2015)

Thank You: A Prayer in Crisis, Commentary, Huffington Post (March 8, 2015)

Christians: You Have 5 Months, Commentary, Huffington Post (February 18, 2015)

The Lynching of Sureshbhai Patel, Commentary, Huffington Post (February 16, 2015)

Pope Francis’ Ignorance on Spanking, Commentary, Huffington Post (February 11, 2015)

The Execution of Our Consciences, Commentary, Huffington Post (January 28, 2015)

The Other Rev. King: A Word from Mississippi, Commentary, Huffington Post (January 15, 2015)

Freedom of Speech Is Divine: Westboro Baptist, the Gay Christian Network and Paris, Commentary, Huffington Post (January 12, 2015)

The Taliban in the Self, Commentary, Huffington Post (December 21, 2014)

Danny Cortez Is a Dangerous Man, Commentary, Huffington Post (December 19, 2014)

Jesus Is Dead, and So Are We. Eric Garner Is Our Only Hope for Resurrection., Commentary, Huffington Post (December 5, 2014)

When Texas Descends Into Hell: The Vulnerability of Scott Panetti, Commentary, Huffington Post (November 11, 2014)