All posts by Lincoln Rose

Friends hugging on a hike

Treasuring Life in the Face of Death

Editor’s note: Since this essay was written, Transgender Awareness Week has emerged as a weeklong celebration leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance. The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an important day. Every year on November 20th we gather to mourn those who are murdered

Tealight Candle on Human Palms

Shine, Don’t Explain

“He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.” (John 1:8 HCSB) John was sent to talk to people. To wash them in the river and get them ready. Ready for what? The radically life-changing grace and forgiveness that Jesus was

Hands sculpture water fountain

The Macedonia Effect

Prop 8 in California. The DOJ’s horrible brief defending DOMA. Racism and sexism continuing to divide our community in crucial moments. Transgender people still dying from a lack of proper healthcare. Right now, the SGL/LGBT community in the US is under a time of serious

Ramtaniya, Golan Heights, Israel

Lessons from Moses’ Father-in-Law

It came about the next day that Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood about Moses from the morning until the evening. Now when Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What is this thing that

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Making Peace with Ourselves

“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone. Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for His wrath. For it is written: Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.” (Rom 12:17-19) “Do

Man writing

A Letter from Joseph

Dear Dad: You were right! Being a husband and a father is a big job. It takes everything you have in you, then 100% more! It’s a good thing too, because our lives got off to a really awkward and harsh start. Man, when she

Man flipping the page of a Bible

Leviticus 19: On Loving the Alien

“The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” -Leviticus 19:34 The whole 19th chapter of Leviticus

Man flipping the page of a Bible

Seeing the Whole Story

And they went and woke him up, saying ‘Lord, save us! We are perishing!’ And he said to them,’ Why are you afraid, you of little faith?’ Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a dead calm. They