Thin places in liminal spaces

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It seems that a lot of us spend a lifetime careening out of the last thing and crashing clumsily into the next thing by crudely duct-taping a series of ragged overlaps from one experience to the next.  The trouble is, we’re often so hungover from the heartbreak of yesterday and so thirsty for the ecstasy of tomorrow that we are utterly unable to savor the [Read More...]

You’re invited to dinner

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Extravagance UCC Dinner Church Sunday, March 29, 2015 6 p.m. EST/5 p.m. CST/4 p.m. MST/3 p.m. PST Sunday Dinner and church have gone together for a long time. But, not quite like this. Extravagance UCC’s Dinner Church takes the best of your grandmother’s Sunday meal —the mashed potatoes, the mac and cheese, the pie …and [Read More...]

Grace in Alabama – thy name is Jeremy Todd Addaway

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Last month Jeremy Todd Addaway, a self-identified red-neck in Alabama, tried and failed to find evidence that the legalization of same-sex marriage in Alabama had caused any damage to the state, “I read on the news today some information, that homosexuals will be getting married in Alabama today, so I wanted to give you a [Read More...]

Prayers from Matelot

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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

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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...]

There is a Third Way but it’s not what you think – Jesus’ third way for gays

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Christians of every ilk seem to have something to say about the mythical “Third Way” for faithful folks to remain in covenantal community even as the body of Christ deeply disagrees about same-sex marriage.  On one side you have good and faithful folks like Ken Wilson (the Senior Pastor at the evangelical Vineyard Church in Ann Arbor, MI)  and Pastor Danny [Read More...]

Good God, Gay is Good

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This one is rolled especially for my LGBT sisters an brothers. Allies, sing along if you know the tune. God is good. All the time. God is good. I write a lot of soap-box diatribes. Don’t get me wrong, they are good and necessary in the face of the deadly, blasphemous vitriol that jams the [Read More...]

Baptist theology is so queer, y’all.

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I was just 13 when I stepped out of my ratty flip flops and down into the baptismal pool at Confederate Avenue Baptist Church in downtown Atlanta. As I waded over to Pastor R, the white robe covering my one-piece swim suit floated up around my knobby knees. There was a coarse cinder block in the bottom [Read More...]

Christian, Post-Christian – A book I think you’ll like

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Sometime this past April I told you that I can no longer comfortably call myself a Christian. “…I am tired. I am tired of begging for scraps from the table. I am tired of begging to borrow an ounce of grace from the money changers in the temple.  I am tired of being a pawn in the [Read More...]

The blasphemy of a homophobic Jesus

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Well my goodness, it would seem that yet another “pastor” in yet another “Christian” church has found his 15 minutes of fame on the interwebs by intentionally whipping up theologically inaccurate, fear based, power hungry homophobia. Get a load of this little diddy as reported by Raw Story A pastor of a large Southern Baptist church [Read More...]


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