Prayers from Matelot

On Sunday morning I woke at 6 a.m. to the distant but unmistakable sound of “Amazing Grace” off in the distance – in Matelot, Trinidad. I am traveling with a group of students who are on a Global Awareness trip to explore issues of gender and community development in Trinidad and Tobago. My job is to document the trip through [Read More…]

Why this Christian will never celebrate gay celibacy

There is a poorly thought-out article in the Washington Post from December 2014 that, well this: “Celibate Christian LGBT people are stepping out into the open for the same reason LGBT people in general are: Society has become so much more accepting, including in religious circles. But among conservative Christians, efforts toward more acceptance have collided [Read More…]

My top 5 posts of 2014

It’s been a wild ride this year, y’all and I am thoroughly astonished and wildly grateful for each and every one of you who’ve hung in here with me. I have had the incredible opportunity to experience so much this year the good, the bad and the ugly. Most importantly I have had the painful [Read More…]

When Tim asked “How the fuck did we get here?”

So a couple of weeks ago (yes, well over a month ago, geeze) I invited y’all to submit questions that I would do my dead-level best to answer. First, your questions are far better my responses, thank goodness we’re all in this together. Second, there are no answers, only responses. I have this weird little [Read More…]

The drive

As I gingerly glide along the gentle curves that rise and fall beneath me, my fingers laced in and around the steering wheel, the rough-hewn country roads vibrate through my core and a vision of delicious perfection undulates palpably in my imagination. I’m slipping down the road driving faster and faster, listening to the road [Read More…]

A puzzled life

Before me is a puzzle of a sunset sliding into the Okeefenokee. Some parts of my picture have seemingly assembled themselves before I even touched the tabs. Still others remain unfinished far too long after a clumsy try here and an awkward attempt there where I was sure the pieces fit together. As my fingers gently [Read More…]

Merry Christmas Eve from Kimberly’s homosexual lifestyle!

Merry Christmas Eve from Kimberly’s homosexual lifestyle!   I’ve awoken unduly excited that it’s Christmas Eve considering: Thing 1 is out of town (having an AMAZING trip – thank you Kari) I will get to see Thing 2 for only a couple of hours (every moment is awesome) My home is quiet (but all spiffed up [Read More…]

When the happiest time of year is not that damn happy.

As some of you know I have the honor of facilitating an online community of spiritual practice and fellowship. I know it seems like just a silly, online gimmick but I have come to know this time and “place” as quite real and deeply moving. Friends, it seems that we are indeed in a dark [Read More…]

Joy?

Tonight we light the third candle representing joy. And so I pause. One year ago today I awoke for the first time in my life under a roof that I put over my own head. Joy, oh joy seemed so reluctant, resentful and recalcitrant but I knew, we both knew, that it was no longer [Read More…]

Patron of Defense Against the Dark Arts?

Blogging at Patheos for nearly two years has been an amazing, life changing experience. I am so grateful to have the privilege of lifting up a voice of progressive faith against the dark arts of willful ignorance, dangerous vitriol and general asshattery of those who teach the faithless lie that LGBT people are not of [Read More…]