Whosoever May/June 2011
Issue Theme: Boldness Before God

Table of Contents

Cover Stories:

Our Hearts Do Not Condemn Us
By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

It is this faith - this assurance that we are made just as God has intended us to be - that gives us the boldness we need to be in right relationship with God.

True North
By: Lori Heine

We must realize that God made us to be victors, not victims. No one has the right to bully us. God has given them no special pass to ignore Christ's Golden Rule in their dealings with us.

The Goofy-Happy Love of God
By: Erin Germaine

It is the enemy's trick to make us believe that we are unworthy of God's love. How can someone be unworthy of love?

Confidence in God
By: Rev. Suzie Chamness

We are a people of God, created by God and all in the image of perfection. We do well to remember that we are never condemned by God.

Made Perfect in Weakness
By: Rev. Sarah Flynn

This calling is ours to embrace with all humility and never forget that the source of our boldness lies not in ourselves or in our cleverness, but rather in that power which is made perfect in weakness.

Fearfully And Wonderfully Made
By: John H. Campbell

"If you knew you were truly loved with an Unconditional Love, and that there was nothing to fear, what would you do?"

Features:

Re-Using the Religious Right-Wing for 2012
By: Bob Minor

We can expect the media to trot out the idea that "values voters" are the key to the next election.

On the Need for a Renewal of Christian Consciousness
By: Rev. Dr. Jerry S. Maneker

What is there about our mind-set that has to be renewed so that we can fully become God's Church and live up to His mandate that we be His representatives bringing love, peace, and justice to a sin-cursed world?

The Church of Latter-day Saints:
Heterosexism, Racism, and Revelation

By: Warren J. Blumenfeld

How many more times will LDS members shun people and their families, how many more young people will injure and kill themselves, and how many more families will grieve the loss of loved ones before the LDS Church leadership receives its "divine revelation" to welcome and grant full membership rights, privileges, and responsibilities to people of all sexual identities and gender identities and expression?

The Bible is No Defense for Violence
By: Candace Chellew-Hodge

To say, "The Bible says ..." as if it settles an argument once and for all is a terribly simplistic way to read a very complicated text.

A Movement for Real Change We Can Believe In
By: Bob Minor

What's going on beyond the politics of marriage equality and military service really concerns me because of its direct effect on the success and health of everything in which LGBT people want their share.

A New View on Tithing
By: Michelle Dixon

Even in my darkest hour, if I do my part with unyielding faith, void of questioning and doubt, the universe will return it back to me pressed down and running over.

From the Pulpit:

In Your Dreams!: Nightmares
By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

How would it change the way you lived if you truly believed that the Holy has called you out of the darkness of your nightmares?

In Your Dreams!: Impossible Dreams
By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

That's the definition of a mature faith - someone who does the seemingly impossible - like love everyone just as God does.

To Divinity and Beyond!: Peace
By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

Peace is not out here - it's in here - within your own walls, secure in the towers of your own body. Unless you can find peace in here - you will never find peace out there.

To Divinity and Beyond!: Freedom
By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

I invite you to curl up in the back seat, where your dry bones can find true freedom and life.

Holy Humor:

The Car and the Haircut

Don't Tell My Wife

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