How to Determine If Your Religious Liberty Is Being Threatened in Just 10 Quick Questions by Rev. Emily C. Heath

Thank you Rev. Emily for allowing me to share this kick-ass post originally shared on The Huffington Post! It seems like this election season “religious liberty” is a hot topic. Rumors of its demise are all around, as are politicians who want to make sure that you know they will never do anything to intrude [Read More…]

Five Things I’ve Learned About Coming Out

As some of y’all know I have been in a bit of a personal spiral since my father died in October and my marriage crumbled in December.  Even though I promised that “my personal tragedy would not affect my ability to do good hair” it seems my bloggy bouffant has indeed fallen flat in recent months. [Read More…]

On the other foot: imagine a world of heterophobia

Just watch.  Trigger warnings galore.   Breathe. Take a moment to pray. Please stop a moment to think. Ok, now comments are welcome.   [Read more…]

Fear and loathing in the ER

Update: It seems this post needs a decoder ring Part of living in layers of protective fear sometimes requires shielding the identity of our children to a wider world where hate mail is part of my daily routine, especially when I use a story to call out so called Christians for their very unChrist-like behavior. Thing [Read More…]

Witness to Truth: Ellen Page Comes Out

Finest sermon I’ve been blessed to experience in a long time.  This is why I write, this is why I share, this is why I pray, this is what I want for us all. “What I have learned is that love, the beauty of it, the joy of it and yes even the pain of [Read More…]

How did you become a lesbian?

I so wish I had written this!  Thank you whoever you are!!   [Read more…]

Sacred Space in Cyberspace

Hi there friends, there has been an increase in conversation lately about online ministry. I realize it is likely just on my newsfeed but it seems every day I see a question regarding online worship, sacraments or pastoral care.  Because I am experiencing what is commonly refereed to as writers’s block (I am calling it [Read More…]

Cody’s Coming Out Story

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.  Ecclesiastes 3:1   This past summer I had the pleasure to stand in a thin place with some amazing people at Wild Goose.  For me, the holiest moments of the entire festival occurred gathered with neighbors under a campsite tarp sharing [Read More…]

Haint of Hope

Oh weak heart why to you deceive a determined mind? Though I am truly and finally grateful to be free from all that was toxic and false moments swell within me where I miss all that was sweet and true Surprised by joy peeping into my life seeping into my soul My unhinged heart is [Read More…]

10 Reasons Net Neutrality Matters to Progressive Christians

This past fall I accepted a board position on the Media Justice arm of the UCC, OCinc. Since I care deeply about social justice as part of my duty as a follower of The Way, and since I spend addiction commitment levels of time engaging media of all sorts it seems this is a wonderful fit. [Read More…]


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