Today, and in light of everything that faces trying-to-be-progressive Christians in our country at this time, this letter and what it means is really the straw that has broken this particular camel’s back. So… Continue reading When We (White, CISgender people) Plan Things
What does it mean to be a citizen? What does it mean to be a productive participant in our society? There is a checklist and unfortunately, the items on that list have typically been determined by people with privilege – the privilege of whiteness, the privilege of maleness, the privilege of heteronormative lifestyle, the privilege of economic power. Continue reading This Day
(Sermon re-printed here with permission of our 2nd child Calelia Cristian Avery) Am I My Sibling’s Keeper Genesis 4:3-10 Preached on January 31,2015 … Continue reading Am I My Sibling’s Keeper?
Speed bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, Onward, the sailors cry; Carry the lad that’s born to be … Continue reading Speed Bonnie Boat: Elegy for Pam Byers
Yesterday, my friend Rev. Jim Moss wrote a Facebook post which indicated he believed our denomination (PCUSA) is in its death throes. He shared his … Continue reading Water Finds a Way
In three short days that have flown by since my return from the General Assembly in Detroit (PCUSA), I have … Continue reading A Little Open Letter: Moving Forward in Hope and Love after GA221
On the floor of General Assembly, I had two-one minute opportunities to speak related to same gender marriage. The first … Continue reading GA220: Same Gender Marriage