I’m debating whether to pull out my favorite nerdy theological Christmas joke, one I’ve used a couple times on Christmas Eve probably to people’s chagrin when they hear it in the sermon: It’s about this time I imagine Joseph turned to Mary and said, “This … Continue reading Christmas Retold
Category: Love Sees Color
Love Sees Color is our project to explore prejudice, privilege, and racism.
And whatever else seems to be interesting.
Eulogy for a Friend: Love Lingers Longer than Death, and sometimes relationships.
Existence Itself is an expression of relationship created not out of -nothing-, but out of whatever single Substantial Thing exists. I define this to be God.
Somehow, because I believe to my deepest core that this Substantiance is Ultimate Reality, I therefore believe that to exist is to be in relationship, making relationship the most sacred thing I can possibly imagine.
The Virtue of Wastefulness
It’s clear that Jesus is lifting up these dishonest actions as virtuous. How does this work? What does Jesus mean in saying, “If, then, you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?”, when it feels pretty clear that being dishonest isn’t something we typically consider virtuous?
Learning to See Again
Our own reactions to the perceived differentness of others matters. Our assumptions matter. Love means owning my reactions so I can treat the beloved person before me with love.
Dreams of Faith
darkness, and know bone deep that God already knows we’re assholes, somehow loves us anyway, and calls us to love us too! — even knowing that we’ll continue to be broken and toxic and fickle. God doesn’t love our fickle toxicity, but loves and tends to the wounded heart at the center of it. In this love, God calls us to love and tend to our own wounded hearts so that we in our pain won’t cause pain to the wounded hearts around us.
Reflections on Love: Plain Clothes Preachers
Part 2 in a multipart series exploring the scriptural basis and theological explanation of why I say that there is no sin in one’s gender identity or orientation, and that there’s no peculiar sin in these relationships that isn’t present in every marriage or partnership … Continue reading Reflections on Love: Plain Clothes Preachers
Reflections on Love: Conscience Unbound
Part 1 in a multipart series exploring the scriptural basis and theological explanation of why I say that there is no sin in one’s gender identity or orientation, and that there’s no peculiar sin in these relationships that isn’t present in every marriage or partnership … Continue reading Reflections on Love: Conscience Unbound
Considering Mary Magdalene
An Experiential Reflection of the Resurrection Standing at the edge of the entrance and peering inside, he looked in and saw them lying there. Running past the beloved one, it took a moment to process the shock of seeing the linen that covered his face … Continue reading Considering Mary Magdalene
The Death and Resurrection of our True Selves
Too often the Bible has been used to clobber people in the LGBTQIA+ community, so today I offer scripture and theology as a balm on #transdayofvisibility, and I pray there is healing for all who need it. Just in case there’s any doubt, I’m preaching … Continue reading The Death and Resurrection of our True Selves
Good Deeds, Done Expensively
The works of your hands are faithfulness and justice; all of your precepts are sure. They stand fast forever and ever, because they are done in truth and equity. Psalm 111:7-8 My daughter spent what felt like five minutes looking at my hand after I … Continue reading Good Deeds, Done Expensively