All posts by Rev. Sarah Jeane Flynn

Surfing dog

Made Perfect in Weakness

What does ‘boldness before God’ mean to me? It is easier at first to say what it doesn’t mean. It does not mean adopting a ‘Crusader’ mentality fueled by fear and anger. It is easy enough to find myself in such a place if I


A Lifestyle of Taming the Tongue

Taming the tongue begins when you decide you don’t have to reply to everything that is being said but can sit in silence and listen. That is an exercise in letting God be our judge, in letting our justification be in Christ, rather than in

Hands making heart shape

Create in Me a Clean Heart

There was a time when I thought a clean heart and a right spirit meant denying my sexuality and gender ambiguity. That was my understanding of it. But that was not God’s understanding of it for me. In a strange way God can draw straight

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Counting the Cost

Recently, I received news that the Wethersfield United Church of Christ voted to withdraw from the Connecticut Conference of the UCC because of the acceptance of gays and lesbians and the position of supporting legal recognition of their relationships. The Wethersfield congregation is the largest