A Prayer for National Coming Out Day

Unconditional Love

Wake up Church, Wake up! It is time to really know the love of God and to know we are covered by the love of Jesus. I love you and there is nothing you can do about it. Maybe I should back up a bit and put this into a little context. As part of my seminary degree I am...
Life is Not Fair

Life is Not Fair

I can remember as a kid learning about fairness. As children we often believe that the world operates on a system of fairness, that life should be fair. That right should be uplifted and wrong should be condemned. Sadly as we grow up we come to know that life is not...

The end of the beginning…

What a victory for the equality of all people especially lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (lgbtq) people. Judge Walker has ruled that it violates the US Constitution to discriminate against lgbtq people by denying them access to marriage. This ruling says...
A Prayer for National Coming Out Day

Call to Truth

I have just finished my first year of seminary. One-third of my theological education is now behind me and what a journey it has been so far. The passion I had for social justice has been magnified ten-fold. If I have taken anything from this semester it is that we as...
A Prayer for National Coming Out Day

Called by God – Part 2

As part of my seminary education I am required to do two academic years of intern placement in ministry setting. Since I plan to seek ordination and hopefully will enter into local parish ministry I have been looking at several churches as possible options for my...

Created by God

It is a momentous time in the movement for equality for LGBTQ people. Marriage Equality has now reached the US capital Washington, DC. The Soulforce Equality Ride is on the road again bringing a message of affirmation for LGBTQ people where that message might not be...
A Prayer for National Coming Out Day

What if I am wrong?

In a conversation I was having recently I was asked what will happen if I am wrong about sexuality and whether it is a sin. It took me a little while to mull over this and come up with a theological response. I could have said I truly believe that God has shown...

Called By God

To have a prophetic voice. To speak with the authority of God. To speak the truth of God. To show the love of God in everyday. These are part of who a pastor should be. I have been learning about the reformation in my church history class and how the people hungered...
A Prayer for National Coming Out Day

The Holiday Season

Christmas time is a time of the year a lot of people look forward to. It is a time of decorations and good food. It is a time for not just thinking of yourself but of giving to others. It is a time of joy and good spirits. It is a time for coming together with family...

The “gay agenda”

Since the march on DC I have been watching the coverage the weekend got. The hate-crimes bill is also set to pass Congress and so after ten years of struggle it will become law. I keep seeing a phrase pop up here and there around the conservatives view of the weekend....

Thoughts on Pride

With it being around the time many gay prides are occurring, and having just attended my first real pride event, (or at least part of it) I thought I would offer some thoughts on the subject of pride. For those that don’t know, gay pride is for all LGBTQ people and...