What does it mean to be welcoming?

Pastors’ Conversation Live Stream from Flexweb Multimedia on Vimeo. Thank you to all who tuned in and participated with us in our pastors’ conversation. Despite some technical glitches in the live stream, I was grateful for the conversation overall and pleased to see how many are accessing the video. My sense is that some will…

Live Stream Pastors’ Conversation Tomorrow!

After months of planning and preparing, our “Pastors’ Conversation: navigating LGBT issues & questions” is finally here. At 2:00 p.m. eastern standard time tomorrow, we’ll begin our live stream and will be engaging as a panel with some of the video interviews I shot at last January’s Gay Christian Network conference. I’m so grateful to…

Where now is our authority?

This blog has been rather quiet lately as I’ve jumped into the deep end of the pool in my doctoral studies. I love to learn and love being a student again. My cohort of nine other students is from very diverse backgrounds and I’m enjoying hearing their different perspectives. My particular research area is really…

The Challenge of Pursuing Justice

This cartoon by my friend David Hayward, who posts his blogs and cartoons over at nakedpastor.com, captures the tension and emotion I’ve been trying to process in light of several recent realities. Many of you will be aware of the online petitions that madly circulated the last few days of the Ugandan parliament deliberations. The…

Personhood

To what extent does our experience of sexuality interact with our sense of personhood? This is a question that has come up in conversation and times of reflection. As I navigate the variety of ways this conversation around faith and sexuality is articulated in different parts of the Christian community, I often encounter what has…

The Space Between

This idea of “the space between” is something I’ve been pondering for a while. Terri, who did some initial work on our arts initiative, coined the phrase as the title for our upcoming new arts website. The thought was of the space between you and the frame (ie. the frame around a painting)- the space…

More Language Matters

Language in the conversation at the intersection of faith and sexuality can be particularly challenging. The challenge comes for a few reasons. First of all, the language seems to change rapidly and it can be hard to keep up. Secondly, language means different things to different people – so what works in one context can…