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Being Gay Is a Gift from God

Fortunately, in our community there are gay affirming congregations. They understand the Gospel of inclusiveness that puts all of us in the same tent for worship and ministry. To be able to love another person is a gift from God! As human beings we have

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The Lord Is Our Shepherd

What’s a shepherd to you? I guess if you are a long time Christian, you have plenty of images to answer that question with. It’s a popular motif in the history of Christian art and symbolism. It’s also the number one metaphor for our spiritual

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Letters to the Editor

Editor: I stumbled onto your site searching for a lucid explanation of humility (true humility) versus pride/arrogance. I found Neil Ellis Orts article Pride, Shame, Humility very insightful…very helpful… Thanks, Neil! Nancy (not gay, not a traditional Christian – whatever that may be – but

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Gay, Christian and Proud

Born in the city of Bath as Kenneth Anthony Goodenough (in Somerset England) on the 5th of January 1949, I was raised in a Christian/Salvation Army family. In fact, I believe that my deep-down Christian faith stems from the moment that my mother arranged to

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Freedom From Fear

Excerpted from Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse by Rembert Truluck Readings: John 6:15-21, John 14:27, John 20:19-23 Years ago, when I was at home from seminary for a few days, at about 2:00 A.M., I was suddenly startled awake by an ear shattering noise.

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Discovering the Unshakable

The highest use of a shaken time is to discover the unshakable. (Harry Emerson Fosdick, A Faith for Tough Times) As GLBT Christians we live in a shaken time. As the 20th century draws to a close and a new millennium dawns, the instability of

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The Power of Story

As I walked out of the movie theatre recently with a friend he turned to me and asked, “So, how did you like the movie?” We had just seen the new Star Wars movie and though I had enjoyed the spectacular special effects, I was

Old letters bound with twine

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Dear Editor, I am writing in response to A Letter of Love to The Rev. Fred Phelps by Rev. Tim Collier, published in the January/February 1999 edition of Whosoever. Had it not been for its title, I would not have been aware that the

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What MCC Has Meant to Me

It’s been nearly 10 years since I first set foot inside a Metropolitan Community Church. I didn’t even know such a church, aimed at the spiritual well-being and safety of gays and lesbians, existed, until my partner at the time saw an article in a