Would Jesus March at Dallas Pride?


The many closet doors will be closed tightly at Dallas Pride.  Behind the smiles and drunken debauchery, there will be terror about what it would mean to leave the new normal that many have developed.  Most of the participants will have told their parents and friends about their sexuality or gender, but few will have […]

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


  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.  […]

Remembering Queerly: Words from Conversations on Theology and Activism at Galileo Church


  There are moments we never forget.  These moments meet and transform us.  I am the product of such a moment.   I was a young man with much assumed knowledge and even more conviction about who and what God was.  I believed that the Bible spoke clearly and our task was to respond clearly.  […]

Across the Borders and Into the Flames: Rev. Charles Moore, Dr. Robert Jeffress, Bishop Yvette Flunder and Us


Resurrection is not possible without death.  Rev. Charles Moore knew about resurrection and his fullest revelation of death came about quite violently.  The flickering flame at the front of his funeral reminded us of the immolation and alluded to the endless possibilities of resurrection.  The world is on fire and Moore wanted us to follow […]

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


  adapted transcription below full video at 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 […]

apoem: the why of ashe wednesday


  ashes to ashes dust to dust the beginning of when ashes to ashes dust to dust the incarnation of what ashes to ashes dust to dust the end of where ashes to ashes dust to dust the repeat of who ashes to ashes dust to dust the beginning of when-the incarnation of what-the end […]

Turning Shitheads into Prayer Partners


  I woke up one morning last week and this message was posted on the wall of one of our church Facebook pages, “This church is the sickest of sick.  The evilest of evil.  The vilest of vile.”  I deleted the comment like I do to all other queerphobic comments that are sent to us.  […]

The Paralytic Church, Queerphobia & Frank Schaefer


  Do any of you believe in healing?  Do you believe that Jesus actually healed a paralytic in a house full of people?  What if someone rolled into this space in a wheelchair this morning to ask for our prayers and walked out?  There are many of you who would explain it away at all […]

Islam, Rihanna & the Surprise of Belief


  There are many days I wake up and know that I am going to be a little crazed today and perhaps for a few weeks or months if it lingers.  My brain simply feels different.  I act and think differently too.  I was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder a few years ago.  In my […]

being and healing: responding to the call


  John the Baptist called out from the wilderness to make a way for Jesus.  You see it is important as we begin to make our way through the Gospel of Mark that John the Baptist is the fulcrum of the entire story.  John the Baptist sets the stage.  John the Baptist made the way […]