Wednesday Prayer

Praying, praying, praying… for peace for joy for healing for justice for love for ALL Trusting, trusting, trusting… that you hear us, Dear God and that you know what we need RIGHT NOW Amen and thank you in advance Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (she/her/hers/ella) is a queer womanist freedom fighter, minister, spiritual entrepreneur, teacher, and… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

God, grant me the passion to rise up against evil the will to live each day in joyful resistance and the compassion to see You— ♥in the face of every immigrant ♥in every Black body ♥in each Trans sibling —Even when no one else understands even when it makes others uncomfortable especially when doubt and… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Called to Serve and Protect

Children in cages, concentration camps, and jails – hungry, abused and scared as hell. Young people shackled by and to the (in)justice system via electronic monitoring and/or criminal records that hold them back like the proverbial ball and chain. Families grieving yet another child lost to senseless gun violence – their gifts, dreams, and promise… Read More

Thursday Prayer

God, when images of a drowned baby and her daddy cannot be unseen help us to imagine a new world is possible – and then compel us to get out of our own way and build it God, when historical places of horror are re-purposed to inflict new suffering help us to imagine that freedom… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: How To #MakeLoveLouder In Protest and Pride

How are you positioning yourself between people experiencing oppression and those calling for and actively engaging in their subjugation? How are you reflecting and affirming the sacred beauty present in those experiencing marginalization?
I ask these questions because I think it’s necessary for us to consider how we are physically, materially, and politically oriented as ministers of the Gospel of Jesus. Read More