Category Archives: Transpirituality

Doubting Thomas by Franciszek Smuglewicz

What Easter Can Teach Us About Trans Visibility

Note: Since 2010, Trans Day of Visibility has existed to celebrate transgender identity separate from media coverage of the very real violence observed on Transgender Day of Remembrance, “while still acknowledging that due to discrimination, not every trans person can or wants to be visible.” 

Rabbi Taking Out the Torah Scroll from the Aron Qodesh

God Created Many Genders — Just Ask the Rabbis

So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:27, Amplified Bible) This verse is often used against transgender and gender expansive/diverse people. Bigots wave this back and forth,

People at concert

Check Your Expectations, Because God Works Through Everyone

Editor’s note: The Hillsong Church referenced in this essay is the same global megachurch network recently rocked by the firing of Stephen Carl Lentz, pastor of its New York City congregation, for “leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures.”

People rushing to the supermarket amid covid-19 fears

Not Fearing Our Neighbors

Fear of others is a powerful emotion. It is a very human response toward the unknown. An unknown group of people or community can create this emotion in us. Fear creates an internal warning system in each person to keep the individual from doing things

Transgender colors eyeshadow

A Transgender Meditation on the Beatitudes

God’s community comes to one like me On a recent Sunday I had the opportunity to preach on the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) at First Christian Church of Decatur (Ga.), where I am serving as an intern as part of my seminary studies at Candler School