Category Archives: Faith

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Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Happy Birthday, Jesus! Christmas is celebrated traditionally by giving. As we remember the story of those gifts the Magi brought for the infant Jesus which spoke of his future as high priest, saviour and eternal ruler, we give of our resources to those for whom

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Is Fundamentalism Right for the Gay Christian?

The only way I could come to know God again, after being in the wilderness for 22 years, was to go back to God at the point of hurt and recreate the scene and resolve it in the exact style of worship that I had

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A House Divided

As many of you know who have been reading this webzine on a regular basis, my by-line has been missing for several issues. Did I run out of things to say or write? Hardly! However, what I have been struggling with over these last few

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Grace: Too Good To Be True?

As I’ve continued to consider the biblical concept of grace, I’ve been amazed at its simplicity. Is this idea of grace really as simple as we’ve been told? We are inculcated with attitudes that influence our concept of God. So often we’ve been told “there’s

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God Is Setting It Up

And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. (Genesis

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The Wilderness

There seems to be a pattern in the growth of many Christians. It seems at some time, many of us must go through the wilderness. In Old Testament time, the wilderness was a physical place; it was a desert. In our modern times, the wilderness

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Conflicts and Challenges Facing Gay and Lesbian Believers

There are deep personal tragedies, countless and sometimes seemingly endless wounds gay people must face. Let us understand the term “gay” to include gay males, lesbians, bisexual people, transgender people and all of us who identify as a sexual minority. We encounter all sorts negative

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Black, Gay and Spiritual

To know Jesus with all my heart and to seek his blessed face with my soul; to understand his life and how he lives in me; to be pleasing before his sight; and for him to one day call me home and say, “well done,

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Flexing Our Spiritual Muscles

Our lives are filled with learning experiences. Just as a baby learns to walk by repeatedly attempting these new movements and actions, so we, passing through a variety of experiences move closer toward being perfected spiritually. Perhaps the reason “crisis” was chosen to describe this

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Grace: Amazing, Isn’t It?

What does grace say to you? Not me, not the person, but the religious concept. Wait, you say, I’m not a theologian. I don’t care about the ins and outs of a religious theory. Well, I didn’t either, until I started really studying this subject