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Book: Jesus of the East

I took a year off from teaching to write a book that emerges from conversations with theologians, activists, pastors, lay leaders, and everyday people, like you and me, and have come to see that the Jesus that we have in the West is not the Jesus who appeared on the scene two millennia ago as a Palestinian, Jewish, itinerant healer who preached a gospel of liberation and peace. Instead, what we have inherited in the West is a Jesus of Constantine’s empire — a Jesus who saves the sinners, but ignores the sinned against. This book this retelling of the story of the one who brought peace, healing, and a new way of life into a world filled with strife



F***ing Shakespear Podcast

Listen to the podcast about authors, for writers, that I produce and co-host with Kate Martin Williams and Jessica Cole.




bloomsday literary

I am the Chief Creative Officer at Houston’s newest independent press.

Red Dusk by Phuc Luu

Red Dusk by Phuc Luu

Abstract Paintings:
bringing my exploration of nature and humanity


My paintings merge modernist abstract expressionism with eastern landscape paintings. They reflect the union between nature, transcendence, interiority, human identity, and story. They are type of abstract expressionist “landscape” that both “look out” and “look in.” They form the intersection between my story and the viewers’ story. We all are immersed in the narrative of humanity, of suffering and hope, and through the medium of painting I wish to find this connection between the art and the viewer.