Friday Prayer

God- You said to Moses, “אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה.” You will be who you will be. You will do what you will do. And we who believe, in part or whole, be that You alone define who you are. We believe You say who You are. Grant us the strength, wisdom, and grace to do the… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political: Let’s Talk About Bisexuality

“I don’t want to hide anymore.” These are the words I have been saying to myself (and my therapist) a lot this past year and a half. You see, I am bisexual, and in September 2017, I started the process of coming out: first to my husband and close family, then to some of my… 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

Saturday Prayer – Prayer for Pride

Holy One, Today I was reminded again what I keep forgetting. That this kind of Pride, the Pride for which we march, the Pride we celebrate, has an opposite, too. This Pride’s opposite is not humility, it is shame. So we gather and we march and we revel not because we lack humility. But because we stand… Read More

Friday Prayer: Bisexual Visibility Week

God whose nature is bigger than our imagination,  We give you thanks for the gift of our friends and family who are bisexual. We thank you that your creativity is beyond binaries. Bisexual people, within your glorious creation, are witnesses to grace, mercy, and welcome in the entirety of their lives- vocations, avocations, and recreation.… 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

The Pastoral is Political: “Are y’all queer?”

My straight sister-in-law shared a meme on Facebook the other day, asking people to name their first gay bar, as a sign of solidarity with the victims and survivors of the Pulse shooting. She used to work at Disney as a performer; her first was the Parliament House in Orlando, Florida. A confession: I’ve never… Read More