The Peace and Justice Center

Ash Wednesday Virtual Service with Dr. Jeff Hood

February 16, 2022

On Wednesday,  March 2nd, at 7 PM Central Time, Dr. Jeff Hood will share a message with us as we enter into the Lenten Season, as he invites us to hear the voice of Jesus through the words of inmates executed on Death Row in Texas. He will introduce the book he has written on this subject, called Last Words of the Oppressed: A Lenten Journey.

Here is what Jeff had to say about the book:

For Lent, I’ve decided to construct a text that brings together the last words of Jesus.  Particularly, of those that were uttered by him in the final moments of the lives of oppressed people.  For forty days (morning and evening), these meditations will center us on the mortality of our most vulnerable neighbors.  Perhaps in such engagement, Christ will bring about a resurrection of justice within us all.

We invite you to join us. You can register for the service here.

Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood is a Baptist pastor, public theologian, and activist living and working from Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Hood serves as the founding Dean of The New Theology School. The author of over 50 books, Dr. Hood’s work has also appeared extensively in the media, including in the Dallas Morning News, Huffington Post, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Los Angeles Times, GQ magazine and on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR amongst a whole host of other outlets. Dr. Hood is a radical mystic and prophetic voice to our closed society.