Reclaiming the Magic of the Holidays

Reclaiming the Magic of the Holidays

As we move into the latter part of the year and into the holiday season, I have, in recent years, struggled to find the joy and happiness I had as a child. Frankly, I assume many, if not most of us, are in a similar spot. Naturally, as years pass we are filled with...
Coming out and changing the world

Coming out and changing the world

In the months preceding coming out to my closest friends and family members (most of the Traditionalist variety) I developed a series of presentations in order to describe the evolution of my thought and belief towards my orientation. Putting aside how telling that is...

Why I may not be able to stay

I attended a United Methodist Church service last week for the first time since before the Frank Shaefer trial. It left me with mixed feelings. The congregation is a Reconciling congregation, and the service included the “Reaffirmation of the Baptismal...
Odd Sheep In

Odd Sheep In

  I am convinced that Jesus is actually the Son of God and that he came and died so that who ever would believe would not parish but get to know and experience everlasting love and life with God. This being my conviction, I also happen to believe that Jesus is...
Top 10 things I learned by coming out

Top 10 things I learned by coming out

  One of my favorite things about working in ministry is the opportunity to accompany people through major life events – like the union of two people, the death of a loved one, the struggle of an illness, or the inclusion of a new child into the community – and...
Praying in closets

Praying in closets

– by anonymous United Methodist seminary student – Matthew 6:5-6 “And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they...