Done being Gay and Christian in America

Some of y’all may know that in July I will be moving with my new wife to the Netherlands. The inspiration for this leap across the pond bloomed one traumatic night in November when the changing of the guard ushered in the new regime of madness under which we now find ourselves. See, Betsy has [Read More…]

Faith + Works = WWJD

Year  A – January 22, 2017   Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 4-9 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23 Can I just start out and say how glad I am that I am  not responsible for preaching week in and week out? Holy moly, we are only on week three of this little project and I am already [Read More…]

Freaking out and making plans – welcome 2017

Happy New Year my friends, family, neighbors and dearest ne’er-do-wells! Take a deep breath…what’s that smell? Why, that’s the embers of 2016 dying and the crisp clean smell of a brand-spanking new year. And boy is 2017 going to be a doozie or what? I am glad to see last year begin to fade away, but I would [Read More…]

Nasty women in the bible, I love you

Here is a partial list of nasty women in the Bible. Please feel free to add the names and stories of other such nasty women of faith.   Shiphrah and Puah Midwives committing acts of civil disobedience Deborah Judge, warrior and prophet you predicted the defeat of the Canaanites – by one nasty as hell [Read More…]

I really don’t understand how anyone can see Trump as presidential

I am going to try and phrase this as respectfully and a sincerely as possible. Let’s all take a deep breath, turn down the volume on our own fear, anger, frustration and snarkiness and try and figure something out here.   I’ve been watching and listening very carefully to as much of this presidential race [Read More…]

A lesbian walks into a garage, oil and minds are changed

Friends, I would like to introduce you to my partner Betsy. She has a great story to share with us today and I am immensely grateful that she agreed to be a guest blogger on my crazy little blog.   On my way home from school this afternoon I stopped to collect the tic-tac, our [Read More…]

Sure, you can be Orlando too

Sunday, June 12, 2016 dawned for us like most other seemingly boring days in our life – waking to smiling eyes and a gentle kiss, sipping a cup of coffee while reading an early morning devotional, taking a long walk with the pups and getting ready for a ridiculously hot day of our homosexual lifestyle – [Read More…]

Good Friday Pop Quiz: Who Killed Jesus?

I did. I do. If Borg and Crossan are right, and I hang my theological hat on the hunch that they are, that “the execution of Jesus was virtually inevitable. Not because of divine necessity, but because of human inevitability…” and that “Jesus did not die for the sins of the world. The language of substitutionary sacrifice [Read More…]

A prayer in times of perpetual violence

Oh God! It has happened. My heart is numb as I learn of evil unleashed by your Children. Again. Open my heart, Wounded One that I may feel. Again. Oh God! It has happened. My eyes are dry as I watch images of your Children shredded by violence. Again. Open my eyes Compassionate One that [Read More…]

Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A book review

It seems nearly every week we hear another report about the demise of the church. Just Google the term “leaving church” and you’ll get about 169,000,000 search results. For real, go try it. Posts range from why are people leaving, how to leave well, why not to leave, to to win members back and why [Read More…]