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

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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...]

A new fucking life


As my tears evaporate into a beautiful, briny mask my will transcends the pit of despair toward fucking awesome dreams As my memory clears from the wreckage of you my spirit unfurls with growing delight into a fucking beautiful flower As my heart is exposed to the possibility of hope my imagination soars to new [Read More...]

A lament for dark-valley days


The reading: Psalm 42  Longing for God and His Help in Distress To the leader. A Maskil of the Korahites. As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? My tears have been [Read More...]

Separation: the Rosetta Stone of Love Languages


Adorning my tiny, new, ancient apartment in kitchen, bedroom and sacred writing nook I gaze upon art intentionally placed to remind me how she did try to love me, in her native language, so alien to my own – articulation through the material seeking, giving that which she recognized as meaningful to me but that I must now acknowledge [Read More...]