Several years ago, I attended a training that was invaluable for my work with LGBTQ people. It helped clarify for my straight white man brain what some aspects of gender, orientation, and identity were…and I thought I would pass on. There are four terms that we tend to use interchangeably and it is helpful to show […]
The Church is complicit in how its policies and practices affect the culture around people outside of the Church.
The trajectory argument is often used to discredit affirmations of LGBT inclusion. However, even using that lens in more rigorous ways, we see that LGBT inclusion is found using it.
For the Spring/Summer 2016 issue, Mirrors and Prisms: Writers of Marginalized Orientations and Gender Identities, Nimrod International Journal is seeking poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction pieces from writers who identify along the LGBTQIA spectrum.
The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to cease across-the-board exclusion of gay scoutmasters yields a fascinating parallel for the United Methodist Church regarding LGBT inclusion.
A guest blog by a pastor in Kansas regarding how Christians can celebrate marriage equality drawing on Scripture and Tradition, not in spite of them.
We’ve ignored God’s love for all humanity for centuries and God hasn’t destroyed America yet.
The proposed “alternative process” for discussing human sexuality legislation at the UMC’s 2016 General Conference sees LGBT persons as a problem for the church to solve, rather than as a part of the church.
Reflections on the Connectional Table legislation for LGBT inclusion, what it means for the whole church, and how it might pass in 2016.
A reflection on a haunting phrase from the marriage equality arguments at the Supreme Court and a call for the church to do what it does best: restore dignity to those experiencing unworthiness, through the love of Jesus Christ