Changing Minds & Widening Hearts: Presbyterians to Ordain Gays & Lesbians

Last night, the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area passed Amendment 10-A (205-56-3), making it the 87th Presbytery to vote in favor of finally replacing G-6.0106b with language that allows for the ordination of gays and lesbians. As many others were saying on Twitter and Facebook last night, I was proud to be a Presbyterian last night. Not that I’m embarrassed the rest of the time, but it was good to see us “catch up” to the other mainline denominations that have made more progress in this area than we have. [Read more…]

Swinging to Inclusion

Yesterday was a historic day in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Yes, the Presbyterian Church will let gays in, not because some Bishop said so, but because a MAJORITY of Presbyterians have voted, through a series of careful processes, that it shall be so. [Read more…]

Oil Spills and Daily Habits

A year after it happened, the disastrous Gulf oil spill is barely heard in the news cycle. But beyond the headlines, the growing community working toward the Wild Goose Festival recognizes that there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to ecological disaster: Beyond BP, beyond failure in technique, is our continued mass consumption of oil. Wild Goose friend Brian McLaren memorably completed a multipart examination of what’s gotten us into this mess and how we can give up the oil habit, here. [Read more…]