What kind of Easter people are we?

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Today is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week for Christians around the world. As I prepare to take up my palms in worship this evening I am plagued by a question – what kind of Easter people are we? Holy week is the last week of Lent when we follow Jesus through the [Read More...]

What took you so long or PTL?

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Today Hilary Clinton announced her support for gay marriage by saying that gays and lesbians are “full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage,” she says, adding that she backs gay marriage both “personally and as a matter of policy and law.” This past weekend Rob Bell spoke, in a church, in [Read More...]

A queer prayer for Pope Francis

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Gracious and loving God Creator Redeemer Sustainer With thanksgiving and hope I come to you today Grateful to walk with sisters & brothers of other tribes as they celebrate with faithful anticipation one who accepts the call as your servant leader may his ear be inclined toward your extravagant love may the hinges of his [Read More...]

Washed in His Blood My Ass

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We are still about three weeks away from Easter but I’m gonna get a jump on things and offer a little Easter theology to get us warmed up. Now, I love a good bluegrass gospel song as much as the next middle-aged southern white chick     but while reading through a Lenten liturgy recently [Read More...]

The UCC is for Sissies

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Words matter.  Words matter to me.  Words matter to me a lot. I’ve been known, once or twice, to raise a flag of concern over someone’s choice of words.  To some it may seem that my own tribe, The United Church of Christ, is exempt from my eagle eye and worrisome (sensitive) critique.  Well, rest easy, I’ve [Read More...]

13 Ideas For Practicing the Presence of God

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During Lent many of us Jesusy types look for ways to be intentional about practicing the presence of God.  There are a myriad of books, booklets, websites, podcasts and small groups dedicated to  spiritual practices meant to give our wandering minds a compass pointing us toward the Divine. Today I’d like to lift up a [Read More...]

Mo wants to know – how can I be a lesbian and a Christian?

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The good news is – more people are reading my blog. The challenging news is – more people are reading my blog A new friend has found our little corner of the blogospehre and lifted up some concerns and questions. Mo seems genuinely perplexed about a couple of topics so I thought I would light [Read More...]

18 Hours of Worship with 8 Million People

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In the final moments of Ash Wednesday I found myself propped up against the dingy Greenwich Village barroom wall with a drink in one hand and my lover in the the other and I realized I had just experienced a perfect 18-hour liturgy. Preparation It actually all began, as days like this often will, the [Read More...]

Complementarianism can be so queer

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Even though I was raised as a southern baptist I never heard my church or parents debating the roles of women and men.  My mother and father lived out traditional (western) roles…until my mother found a career she loved and her kids were old enough to not need a helicopter.  She loved her work, we needed the [Read More...]

A lesbian changed through Jesus

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I woke many a dark morning, knotted in anguish with the entirety of my cavernous being crying out for release  - asking God to change me.  And God did. As it turns out, the answer to my prayers was to accept God’s creative genius calling me to live into this crazy and beautiful life as a queer Christian.  When I finally was [Read More...]


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