Coming out: Questions at the center of Queer Faith

I’ve been waiting to write about my sexuality and my faith for a while, but I’ve always found myself too closeted, to dispassionate, or too fearful, and therefore silent. Now while I’m still very much scared, my long process of coming out to my family and friends being definitely OVER, and having a strong desire … Continue reading Coming out: Questions at the center of Queer Faith

At the intersection of there and here

It has been so long, I'm not sure I remember how to do this blogging thing. Once upon a time I wrote frequently and furiously about being queer and Christian in America. I got to speak about my experiences at a few gatherings, including a few Wild Goose summers and a small Pride in Chattanooga. … Continue reading At the intersection of there and here

Bursting Bubbles

When I was in divinity school, Dr. Stanley Hauerwas was probably our most famous faculty member. This famed ethicist had written many books, was well known around the lecture circuit, and had even been declared “America’s best theologian” a decade earlier. Hauerwas’s name commanded respect among the students and alumni I encountered, and Duke’s promotional materials … Continue reading Bursting Bubbles

The Foundation Crumbles

I first have to say that blogging or even keep a journal is not something I’ve ever wanted to do. I have always been a person who had no trouble whatsoever expressing my thoughts aloud. But lately I’ve been wrangling with a question I never thought I’d ask; what do I believe in regards to … Continue reading The Foundation Crumbles

Reflections on the Q Christian Fellowship

Last week I had the privilege of attending my first Q Christian Fellowship Conference (formerly the Gay Christian Network) here in Denver. I first found out about QCF at the Wild Goose Festival in 2012. At that time I was still very much new to the progressive side of christianity and had never heard of … Continue reading Reflections on the Q Christian Fellowship

To Be Seen; To Be Loved

Earlier This week I finished reading The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey. If you're not familiar with the book, it's a collection of interviews from her show Super Soul Sunday compiled into chapters along with some short commentary by Oprah. So far it's been my favorite book of 2018. Even though it's an odd … Continue reading To Be Seen; To Be Loved

Creating Open & Affirming Faith Communities

Earlier this week I was asked what was something that I praised God for. To phrase it another way, what were some things I was thankful for? My first answer was that I thanked God for the open and affirming communities that had been a part of my life like The Well at Springfield, The … Continue reading Creating Open & Affirming Faith Communities

Christmas is about Love

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year, despite the cold here in Colorado. I love seeing all the lights around my neighborhood, the time spent with family, and of course Christmas music. Everyone seems to have their own sacred rules for when it's appropriate to start playing Christmas music. Some people hold off … Continue reading Christmas is about Love

Listen to what Mary has to say: Charlottesville

As I spent most of the day yesterday watching the tweets, live streams, and news reports role in I found myself in shock over what I saw going on in my own country. It's hard to come up with any response that seems fitting when confronted with such hate and violence. For some reason I … Continue reading Listen to what Mary has to say: Charlottesville

From Complicity to Courage: Responding to Violence Against Women

  Sexism: (1) prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially discrimination against women. (2) behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex. ( Misogyny: Dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women. ( Many years ago I put pen to paper (or rather fingers to keyboard) and created a … Continue reading From Complicity to Courage: Responding to Violence Against Women