Volume 19, Issue 4

Can evangelical Americans sleep through this one, too? David P. Gushee’s evangelical winds-a-blowing
By: Rev. Stephen Parelli
A personal first-hand story: David P. Gushee’s address “Ending the Teaching of Contempt against the Church’s Sexual Minorities” delivered at The Reformation Project Conference in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8, 2014

Artist and Author David Hayward on Waterfalls, Leaving Religion and the Art of Coming Out
By: Candace Chellew
It was a dream about a waterfall that finally gave David Hayward the peace of mind he needed after leaving his career as a pastor in 2010 after almost thirty years of service.

When I Doubt
By: Simyona Deanova
“Is it wrong to be transgender?” I sometimes ask myself. “Does God really prefer that we stay within the binary genders the doctors assign us at birth?”

Here Comes More of the Persecution Complex
By: By Bob Minor
The sense of being persecuted has been a rallying cry provoking the faithful to protect their brand and even take up arms.

Here I Am – This is Me
By: Rev. Vera I. Bourne
We may proudly say “Here am I, this is me,” but until we reconnect with the God of love, we are but shadows of the souls that we were created.

Room at the Table – A Thanksgiving Reflection
By: Candace Chellew
There are no children or adult tables, white or black or brown tables, LGBT or straight tables, Republican or Democrat or Libertarian or Tea Party tables. There are no Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist or atheist tables.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Undies: A Short Story
By: Lorie Heine
Candy was right about one thing: it was 1979, and the world was changing fast.