Why I Give to RevGalBlogPals – #GivingTuesday2018

Giving Tuesday 2018 is here, and I have already named in my mind and heart the organizations I will support on this day. For some, I will write and mail checks. It makes me happy that others make it wonderfully simply to give on-line.  Yes, on Giving Tuesday, 2018, I will make an on-line gift… Read More

RevGalBookPals: A Gracious Heresy

I’ve heard the story from my Presbyterian colleagues about the Rev. David Bailey Sindt, who stood up at the 1974 General Assembly with a sign that read, “Is anybody else out there gay?” Other mainline denominations have their semi-famous gay icons, but what of the gay and lesbian people who took their own stands on less-remembered… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: How brave are we?

Yesterday, I sat in a pew at worship, in that strange position that I occupy these days as a mostly non-preaching preacher. My wife had scrapped her planned stewardship kick-off sermon to reflect the events of the week, naming how hard it can be to welcome the stranger and be a neighbor to all while… Read More

Big Event 12: Womanist Midrash – scholarships for Women of Color

RevGalBlogPals is pleased to announce scholarship funds will be awarded to Women of Color for RevGals Big Event 12: Womanist Midrash, led by the Reverend Dr. Wil Gafney. RevGals Big Event 12 will take place on Carnival Magic, January 6 to 13, 2019, sailing from Miami, Florida. You are eligible to apply for a scholarship if… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Along with many other preachers

All Good Friday, I thought about you, preachers. We know what the women who followed Jesus were doing on Friday. “Some women were watching from a distance, including Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James (the younger one) and Joses, and Salome. When Jesus was in Galilee, these women had followed and supported him, along with… Read More