May 22, 2012

While a teenage birthday party had taken over my house last Saturday night, Laura, a friend you’ll get to know more, and I were sitting out back by the fireplace talking about the wonderful weather, what summer wheat beers we’d be drinking this year, our wives, her chaplaincy at a level 1 trauma hospital…and The Cross. Laura is one of my dearest friends, a colleague from Candler and about the funniest damn person I know. She’s also one of the… Read more

May 21, 2012

I hardly know what to say right now.  The words are coming in slow sputters and my heart of hearts is deeply hurting.  You can hear the amens, see a few heads nodding.  There are people sitting in that congregation who believe what their leader is saying. Some whose hearts are as rancid as his.  But it is likely there is a gay son or lesbian daughter sitting on those rigid pews.  It is possible there are queer sisters and… Read more

May 17, 2012

So, I’m still trying to figure out all that I want to say here and if it’s worth your time to read. Of course it’s not going to be just my voice out here, there are tons of stories we are collecting to share but since we are kicking off this blog I’m still thinking deeply about how to curate the conversation. I’ve found that I work best when I process in discernment with others so I engage in lots… Read more

May 14, 2012

What this blog is not: This blog is not about debating scripture, except when it is. Since I am a Christian I must ground Christian dialogue in a great Book that has formed me.  But just as I regard scripture as holy, I do not read it literally nor is it the only source that informs me. Experience, reason and a plethora of great minds are my companions on this journey. Note: all strictly literalist arguments will fall short here,… Read more

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