I was wrong, Trump is the right president for America.

Maybe for a minute America was the light held atop the state of liberty, graciously welcoming the tired and huddled masses of the world. Maybe for just a minute we were the land of the free and the home of the brave that help stomp out the horrors that lead up to and occurred during [Read More…]

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…]

Our wedding was not a great gay wedding…

On March 11, 2017 I married the love of my life in sight of God, family and friends, but it was not a great gay wedding. Let me tell you what happened… The day before the wedding, as our friends and family began arriving in sunny Florida, we headed over to a local nail salon [Read More…]

If you’re not preaching “politics”, you’re not preaching the Gospel

January 29, 2017 – Year A   Micah 6:1-8 Psalm 15 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Matthew 5:1-12 When talking with others about the Jesusy things, there’s hardly anything that gets under my skin more than when someone starts a sentence with “The Bible is clear that…” This is because the Bible is a complex collection of [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…]

Look over there, it’s Elvis! I mean Jesus!!

Year A – Second Sunday after Epiphany January, 15 2017 Isaiah 49:10 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 Here we go with week two of this lectionary journey and I’m still not exactly on track for publishing  my post every Tuesday, because exegeting+writing+life=hard y’all. And hell’s bells, at first glance these texts are a [Read More…]

 I admit it, this homosexual IS demanding special rights

Because as it turns out, civil rights are in fact special rights because they are rationed and rare. First, some of the rights we seek are indeed special because there is nothing ordinary about the right to personal dignity and safety. There is nothing ordinary about exchanging vows with the love of your life. More than [Read More…]

This I Believe

Seems like most churches that have websites include a page where they post a list of what they believe. Setting aside the problematic nature of claiming that everyone at the church does and should believe the same, I feel called to offer a “belief statement” page for readers old and new so they can get their [Read More…]

Baptism of Jesus: Submerging & subverting the paradigm

A Lesbian’s Lectionary Journey Baptism of Jesus: Submerging & subverting the paradigm First Sunday After Epiphany, Year A Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17   A couple of days ago I announced that I am beginning a year-long journey through the Revised Common Lectionary. You can click here for an in-depth exploration of what [Read More…]

Launching a lesbian’s lectionary journey

This week I’m beginning a project that, in the midst of planning a wedding, might be a squeench cray cray. So be it. I’ve assigned myself the task of blogging through the Revised Common Lectionary. For normal, non-theologically nerdy people, that is the three year cycle of scripture that many pastors in churches of multiple [Read More…]