Claiming my seat at the table

Claiming my seat at the table

Mark 7:25-30 recounts the story of a Canaanite woman coming to Jesus asking him to heal her daughter. Jesus at first seems to rebuff her asking why he would give dogs the food meant for the children. The woman, desperate for her daughter to be well, replies to Jesus...
Dear Rev. Gil

Dear Rev. Gil

When I wrote the story of the same sex marriage that I performed, I looked forward to the responses. Among the responses that I received, I have chosen this one as being representative of the many, many parents who have looked to the Church for ministry with and to...
A changed heart

A changed heart

The history described, of a written conversation with a friend about United Methodist and Biblical language about same sex unions and marriages is factual. A recent conversation with that friend, has led me to write this “imaginary letter” that he might in...
How my mind has changed

How my mind has changed

– Reposted with permission –   It is by living and dying that one becomes a theologian, Martin Luther said. With that comment in mind, we have resumed a Century series published at intervals since 1939 and asked theologians to reflect on their...
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