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All posts by Rev. Dwight Welch

Omaha Beach, Auckland, New Zealand

‘Freeing Jesus’ by Diana Butler Bass | Review

In Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence, Diana Butler Bass discusses six ways of approaching Jesus, six ways that Christians have spoken of Jesus, and most importantly, six ways Christians have experienced Jesus — or as she calls it, the

Parent and child spending time together

A Father’s Day Message for Pride Month

Around the country, June is a time when LGBTQ festivals, parades, and events are held to commemorate the 1969 unrest at the Stonewall Inn, an LGBTQ bar in New York City. It has evolved to be a whole month of celebrations, and I’ve noticed events

Parent holding baby's feet

Reclaiming Mother’s Day

It’s always been awkward for me as a pastor to talk about Mother’s Day. But I keep getting drawn to it, I still feel moved to relate to it. I was in foster care from ages five to 11. I have not met my birth

Black man praying

The Real Gift

A survey was done among members of the Metropolitan Community Church, a largely LGBTQ denomination. One of the questions posed was whether it was in the Metropolitan Community Church that they heard for the first time that they were beloved by God? The answer was