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: Dry Bones

“Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.” -Ezekiel 37:5 For Black History Month I’ve been collecting stories of some young African-American leaders in my denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA). It’s work that I feel is very necessary, being that we are in a denomination… Read More

Mutual Forbearance in an Age of Fear

I’ve recently blogged about the “nontroversy” (non-controversy) of the couple in Idaho who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel and are claiming religious persecution. Donald and Lynn Knapp fear the government is going to put them in jail and fine them because they won’t officiate same gender weddings at the Hitching Post. It’s a nontroversy… Read More