Why I Give to RevGalBlogPals: We need one another!

Before I went to seminary, I stumbled onto some clergywomen’s blogs. I did not know any women clergy personally because I was from a more conservative tradition. I would read their stories and wish I could serve in a congregation, too. I lived vicariously through their sermons and their discussions. It was inspiring! The possibilities… Read More

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

In our space: a statement from the President of RevGalBlogPals

RevGalBlogPals includes clergywomen, members of religious orders, and women discerning a call to Christian ministry, as well as supportive clergy and lay people. Our online settings, from this blog to Facebook, also include men as well as people who do not identify as either male or female. Our criteria for membership are 1) support of… Read More

RevGalBlogPals Renounces the Nashville Statement

Christian orthodoxy is a broad umbrella, but there is no room therein for hatred, diminishment, or rejection of lesbian, gay, trans, bi, queer, asexual, or other people whose lives and bodies are neither cis-gendered nor heterosexual, but are definitely “fearfully and wonderfully made” in the image of a Divine Self who is most certainly more… Read More

RevGalBlogPals statement on the travel ban

As people of faith, members of the clergy, and workers in religious institutions we find the U.S. immigration ban on and deportation of Muslim and Arab refugees morally reprehensible. It is entirely inconsistent with and cannot be reconciled with the Constitutional values of the United States of America. Protection of the vulnerable is one of the… Read More

From the RevGalBlogPals leadership: Black Lives Matter

We are deeply grieved by the shooting deaths of the past week. The killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile reveal the urgent need to dismantle white supremacy in the United States. The deaths of the Dallas police officers and of Micah Xavier Johnson point toward that same urgent task, exposing the moral and physical… Read More

In the Company of the Saints

This past Sunday afternoon, I was at church with my son. He was playing in the back and I was meeting with a couple of people in the front. A man from the congregation came by and did some minor repairs on the building, including changing lightbulbs. My son followed him around- interested in the… Read More

The Multiplier Effect

Mark 6:30-34 – esp 31b: [Jesus] said to the Apostles, “Come by yourselves to a secluded place and rest for a while.”  RGBP translation: “Come away to a place set apart where we can rest, recoup, share resources, and support each other.”  The congregation I serve is beginning to have honest conversations about money and… Read More

Peeking Behind the Curtain

I remember as a child learning that the cartoons I watched were actually a series of drawings crafted to look like they were moving. I remember learning the voices of my favorite characters belonged to regular people. And I remember my jaw dropping when I learned it took literally years and hundreds of individuals to create my favorite animated… Read More

Come Away to a Place Set Apart…

Mark 6:31b [Jesus] said to the Apostles,  “Come by yourselves to a secluded place and rest for a while.” “Come away to a place set apart where we can rest, recoup, share resources, and support each other.”  RGSV (RevGal Standard Version) October is the unofficial start to the non-liturgical season of Stewardship in many of… Read More