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All posts by Rev. David R. Gillespie

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A Momentary Parental Revelation

You know how the prayer starts, especially if you’ve spent any amount of time in a more liturgically inclined congregation. It is the prayer that’s often introduced with words such as, “And now, as our Savior taught us to pray, we are bold to say…,”

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Don’t Be Anxious: Easy To Say, Hard To Do

A young gay man who is a student at a evangelical Christian university is anxious. He lives in the constant fear that somehow, from someone, word will get out that he likes guys. He’s anxious, indeed, fearful, that the administration of the university will learn

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Escaping the Darkness of Shame

In issuing the “Call for Submissions” for this issue of Whosoever, the editor directed our attention to the notion of light in the darkness – specifically, how can we as GLBTQ Christians “witness to the light of God within us – and let it shine

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The Extraordinary Power of an Ordinary Life

Preached at North Anderson (S.C.) Community Church Presbyterian, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg, S.C., and Greenville (S.C.) Unitarian Universalist Fellowship When I was a kid I thought Leonard Bernstein was the most powerful man on earth. Even though I grew up in the age

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