Troll by Shane Koyczan

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If you have ever been bullied, turn down the volume of the soundtrack of internalized self-loathing, and listen instead to the Song of compassion and love that seeks you, ceaselessly. If you have ever been a bully, turn down the volume of the soundtrack of externalized self-loathing, and listen the Song of compassion and love that seeks us all, ceaselessly. If [Read More...]

Until We Could by Richard Blanco

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The next two weeks my mind will be awash in all things Pride as we prepare to do down south what folks around the country did back in June. Claim how far we come. Create opportunities for more people to know they are beautiful and beloved. Celebrate who we are. On Sunday, October 5 I have the honor of [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...]

My life is not a rumspringa for your heterosexual lifestyle

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Ugh, dating is weird. Sharing it with y’all is even weirder, I know. But if Anne Lamott can blog about her year on Match.com then I suppose it’s fair game for any goober running her mouth out here to explore some of the funkier parts of this stage of life. That and I imagine, in my [Read More...]

10 things NOT on my homosexual agenda

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There are many things on my big ole queer agenda this week, things like –  waking up at stupid o’clock every day, reading in the wee small hours, writing until time to get ready for work, working at a job I love, helping kids with homework, walking my dog, folding laundry, washing dishes, making mistakes, [Read More...]

A Recipe for Spiritual But Not Religious

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This evening I am introducing a new series – my contribution to the “Meet the Nones” meme out there .   I have been mulling over (uh, stewing furtively about) an in-depth response to a particular author/pastor from within my own tradition for quite a while.   Back in 2011 Lillian Daniel posted  “Spiritual but Not Religious? Please [Read More...]

An unhinged heart in an f’d up world

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Some of y’all know that I lead a weekly, online spiritual practice as the Minister of Digital Community with Extravagance UCC.  A couple of you even know that I’ve been leading online worship in one form or another for about 8 years now. Often, as we settle in for our time of worship, I will lift [Read More...]

Mamma, why you gotta be so gay on Facebook?

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We had just lit a candle, said a blessing and were passing around the broken bread for all at the table to share when we began talking about our respective days. The kids had been about the business of getting the most out of the last days of their summer vacation (we go back to [Read More...]

Bible Character Bingo!

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So one of those inane “which type of underwear are you?” quizzes floated across my radar the other day and finally caught my attention. Although I’ve passed up the scintillating “Which Disney Prince Would Be Your One True Love?” and the self abusive “Which Wedding Dress Style is Right for You”, I just couldn’t pass [Read More...]


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