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Tag Archives: inclusion

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

The ‘Duh!’ of a Disciple

A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But (Jesus) was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and (the disciples) woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that

Seedling

One at a Time

Over the decade I’’ve been out as a lesbian, I have learned a great deal about evangelical Christians. Most of what I’ve learned that’s proven to be worthwhile, that’s proven to be trustworthy, I’ve learned from my own, personal experience. Stereotypes and groupthink have proven

Tealight Candle on Human Palms

Canaries in the Mine

I’m going to make a seemingly odd claim. I think, nonetheless, that it’s a true one. The gift gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender believers bring, among so many others, is that of safeguarding the state – the overall health – of the Body of Christ

Tealight Candle on Human Palms

Brighten the Corner Where You Are

Back in the old tent-meeting days, they used to sing a sweet little hymn called “Brighten the Corner Where You Are.” They probably still sing it in Bible schools. It seems a good way to motivate shiny-eyed children to live for Jesus without having to

Welcome sign. Southbank Centre, London, U.K.

Flying Under Our Gaydar

In my city and perhaps most others, there are many churches that have no official policy of being welcoming to gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people. The general assumption, in the GLBT community, is that if we’re not issued an “official” welcome, that means that

Love under setting sun

A Spiritual Bill of Rights for LGBTQ+ People

Reading for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost: And they took to him little children, so that he might put his hands on them: and the disciples said sharp words to them. And when Jesus saw it, he was angry, and said to them, Let the

Crowds of Party People Enjoying a Live Concert

I Have Seen the Future

Christ United Methodist Church, Columbia, Md. Readings for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost: I Kings 2:10-12, I Kings 3:3-14, Psalm 111, Ephesians 5:15-20, John 6:51-58 I: A Glimpse of the Future Two weeks ago I spent a wonderful long weekend in Dekalb, Illinois at a