Category Archives: Faith & Witness

Pride celebration

The Community of God Is Like a Pride Parade

Why write a Pride hymn? My answer begins with a parable and some commentary. And he spoke to them and said, “What is the Community of God like? It is like a Pride parade filled with a great diversity of people, decked out in rainbows

Hands sculpture water fountain

Reclaiming Our Baptism, Remembering Who We Are

One of the features of being in foster care for many, especially in the ’70s and ’80s, was there was no contact with the birth family to be had. Depending on family circumstances, that can be a good or bad thing. But the result is

Man and woman wearing masks

Becoming Bodies of Love

“I am soft and luscious… “ I watched an amazing YouTube video a few years ago made by an Australian woman named Taryn Brumfitt who went out onto the street to ask other women about what they thought of their bodies. Woman after woman stared

Man In Yellow Protective Suit

An Old, New Way To Pray

Gamma, gamma, hey! Neuroscientists who have been studying Buddhist monks and how meditation affects the brain since the early 1990s have made some pretty phenomenal discoveries over the decades. Meditation on subjects such as compassion, loving-kindness and even just following the breath, is shown to

Hands waving

Yes, You Can Be Gay and Evangelical

Can you be gay-vangelical? Being both LGBTQI and fundamentalist… is that possible? Of course it is. The great diversity present among fundamentalist and literalist Christians, relative to the small number of Bible passages that actually mention homosexual activity, leaves a lot of room for someone to