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The Courage to Be Queer

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  *Delivered on January 25, 2015 at the Virginia-Highland Church in Atlanta, Georgia   Life is about questions. Sometimes these questions have answers and sometimes they don’t. Who are we? Why are we here? Do we even matter? These are human questions. On this day, I intend to engage these questions from a queer perspective. […]

I AM the Light of the World: Connecting Queerly with the Gospel of John at Living Faith Covenant Church

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  Queer Theology goes beyond identity.  Queer Theology seeks to affirm people for who God has created them to be.  So often we give categories and identities to provide description for who we are.  We forget that we were created in the image of God and that the core of us is that dear image.  […]

LOVE: Wrestling with the Wrestlings of Paul and the Root of Our Self

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*Delivered at Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ in Dallas, Texas on 9/18/2014 We are in the midst of a series entitled “Wrestling with Romans.”  I think if we are going to be honest with our self and study the book of Romans then we have to talk about the wrestlings of a Roman […]

“Becoming Queer and Growing Queerer”

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*Delivered at Greater Dallas Metropolitan Community Church   When we think about God…we often go to this pace of thinking about Zeus or something in the sky hurling lightening bolts.  This Greek or Roman God is way off and only interacts with us when HE is pissed.  This God can only be negative or nasty […]

“Embracing the Power of the Queer” – A Sermon Delivered at the Cathedral of Hope / June 4, 2014

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  adapted transcription below full video at https://www2.cathedralofhope.com/worship/2014-worship/123-2014-june/2720-june-04-sermon What a powerful thing to be standing before you tonight.  My story is convoluted and strange.  The first time I took communion from someone I knew was openly gay…was from Rev. Mike Piazza when he visited Emory University and I was a student there.  That was a […]

Jesus Sells Drugs: An Easter Message

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I have known many Easters. I remember one Easter morning as a child realizing Jesus quite literally loved us to death.  I was overwhelmed by the enormity of such love.  Later that same day, I looked up at a depiction of Noah’s Ark and thought that this Jesus of love sounded much better than the […]

Our Enemies Cometh and in them Lay Our Salvation

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  I have my fair share of enemies these days.  I have found that the longer I work as both an activist and a pastor the more enemies I have.  I hear lies.  I experience violence.  I interact with evil.  In these experiences, I have discovered something surprising…my salvation.   The scriptures tell us to […]

Pushing into the Darkness to Be the Light

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  The children walk down the aisles of our churches waving palms all around.  Together, we reenact the celebration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.  Palm Sundays are always festive times.  Everyone knows that the next time they gather it will be Resurrection Sunday and Jesus will have won a great victory over death.  The problem […]

Jesus Enraged: Overturning Purveyors of Injustice

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    For many of us, our lives are filled with the mundane and monotonous.  It is as if we live for those moments when we might become something different…when we might become all that we were created to be…when we might have the opportunity to touch greatness or even the very face of God.  […]

A Girl Named Peter and the Path to God

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    Welcome to Lent.  This is not a time of celebration for the fuzz that sometimes inhabits your pockets.  Rather this is a time of reflection for seeking and being.  We gather this morning on a dark mysterious dot in the middle of the cosmos traveling into time and space as a community of people.  This is a […]

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