It’s not a sin to be gay. MIC DROP. But really, it’s not, and I’m here to explain why. I hope you’ll go on this little journey with me. This is no time for shortcuts, so make some coffee and settle in.
Raw: A UMC’s Pastor Take on “The Vote” and The Days Since…
We have just perpetrated a generational emotional trauma on the LGBTQ community that thought we were a safe space, thought that God loved them, who were beginning to make peace with the church and now, once again, their rejections is the national news.
Sermon: Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
This sermon is taken from Jesus' classic parable on the Lost Sons. While we've heard so many times, the parable is really not about the first son who went off and squandered his wealth - it is about son #2 who found himself lost in a dark forest of religious centeredness. Don't be like son... Continue Reading →
Is it time for a Christian Economic Reformation?
It’s time for the church re-discover its call to be a prophetic voice in this world in this regard. To call the economic sin of greed and excess that produces a system where 26 have as much as 3.8 billion for what it is: a demonic onslaught of suffering.
Serving the Wine of Equality: Our Future as United Methodists with the LGBTQ Community
As a progressive pastor who grew up in an evangelical world, my views on “homosexuality” have been evolving for many years. After ten years spent planting and leading a church in Wisconsin that had many members who were also part of the LGBTQ community, it became clear to me that a public statement of support... Continue Reading →
The sting of grief on my mom’s birthday
It’s my mom’s birthday today. She would have been 63. She died suddenly and tragically last April, so this is her first birthday that she’s not here. Today is sad. Today I resonate with this poem from Maya Angelou: “When I Think of Death: When I think of death, and of late the idea has... Continue Reading →
The Year of Doing Good
Hey friends, In a few days I’m going to celebrate my 40th birthday! Wahoo! This feels great to me – like I’m finally an adult. Does anybody else feel this way? Like they are all grown up but still feel like a kid inside? Just me? Anyway – as I’ve been thinking about life I’ve been... Continue Reading →