Sex Slam, Smoked Oysters & Saintly Neighbors: Wild Goose 2013


By this point I imagine most of y’all are sick of hearing about how amazing Wild Goose 2013 was but I am going to to add my voice to the chorus of praise being heard around the blogosphere.  I waited a week to put down in words my reflection because I needed to understand if [Read More...]

I see you


I see you in all your strength and in your weakness I see you in all your beauty and in your mess I see you in all your certitude and in your doubt I see you in all your courage and in your fear I see you when you are clothed in pride and when [Read More...]

Create in me a clean heart

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God” (Mt. 5:8)   What is purity of heart? What does it mean to see God? How the hell does one go about being pure of heart in order to see God? When pondering the imponderable mystery of pure hearts, my mind drawn to the [Read More...]

You keep calling yourself a “Christian”, I do not think it means what you think it means


Some days, ok most days, I am beyond grateful for my calling to make room at my table for a myriad of disparate voices.  Most days I feel blessed to serve spoon-fulls of of love, generous dollops of peace, steaming bowls of slow-cooked reconciliation and a sweet slice of Grace. And then there are days [Read More...]

Living in the now while believing in the not yet

It is my call as a follower of the Third Way made known through the Incarnation to pray for and WORK for the type of radical, paradigm shifting change that will truly allow us to beat our swords into ploughshares. That means my faith calls me to: Look squarely in the eye of systemic evil [Read More...]

A lesbian and a fundamentalist walk into a bar

Ok, so it was really a Starbucks in a little strip-mall out in the northern suburbs of Atlanta but you have to admit “A lesbian and a conservative minister walk into a suburban Starbucks” just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Anywho… As some of you know, last week I wrote an open letter [Read More...]

Goin’ up the county: getting ready for Wild Goose 2013


  Folks, I am beyond excited to be preparing for my very first Wild Goose Festival.   For those of you may not know, The Wild Goose is a Celtic metaphor for the Holy Spirit. It is a festival of justice, spirituality, music and art. The festival is rooted in the Christian tradition AND open [Read More...]

An Open Letter to Billy Humphrey of IHOP Atlanta on ‘Homosexuality and Gay Marriage’


My friend Mike Morrell invited me to read and respond to a post produced by Billy Humphrey of IHOP-Atlanta.  Mike graciously reminded me to use my words (and some of those words come from our similarly conservative backgrounds).  Mike shared my response as a guest post on his own blog today. Here is my response (and Mike’s note).    [Read More...]

BOLO: Bible Drive-By Linked to Myth Labs


Coming Out Christian blotter report: Independence Day, 2013 FBPD received a status update reporting a possible bible drive-by at the corner of Faith St. and Reason Ave. at approximately 6:15 p.m.  Unit 2239 responded to the J316 call immediately and set up a permitter to assess the scene. Witnesses report there was a quiet party occurring at [Read More...]

Lazarus and the miracle of a weeping God


John 11:1-45 The lights were dimmed softly when I walked into the room.  There were twenty or so people in the room, gathered in a lumpy circle around someone I could not clearly see.  As the circle parted slightly to allow me to join them I saw a young mother, sitting in a rocking chair [Read More...]