Wednesday Prayer

In a world where beauty standards often render so many of us, your beloved, as ugly, Where racism, patriarchy, ableism, xenophobia, and homophobia would cause us to believe we don’t belong, And success means upward mobility and towering over the more vulnerable, Your creation reminds us that it is more than “okay” to be queer,… Read More

RCL: Baptisms and Miracles

To modern day readers, this encounter with the Eunuch may be one of the wackiest texts we encounter. All the reasons that stick out to us as being weird or miraculous were fairly typical of ministry of the day. Philip is awoken by an angel and told to hit the road and travel on a… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Permission to Lament (Ruth 1:1-17)

Lament has been on my mind quite a bit lately. I carry it deep within my heart and right on the edge from where my tears pool. I feel it in my spirit, in the tightness of all of my muscles and within the stiffness of my too often clenched jaw. Maybe it’s because I… 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