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The Pilgrimage: A Short Story of a Long 200 mile Journey // June 14

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Sleeping is not easy when you are not on a bed.  We take our rest for granted.  Homelessness is a pervasive problem in our world.  We do violence everyday when we don’t consider the sleepless nights of others.  I spent the first few waking hours of my second day on pilgrimage walking against the death […]

“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 […]

The Trouble with Bishop Spong and Embracing the Mystery of Faith

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I often prayed a familiar prayer when I was a child and remember one line very well, “If I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.”  That line scared the shit out of me when I was a kid, but now there is some comfort in laying down my head […]

the ice pellets on the head of God: reimagining church

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  The weather is difficult this evening.  We slipped and slid a bit on our drive down.  The wind, rain and ice are brutally cold.  This does not seem to be a night where we could experience a good conversation outside much less the divine.  However, I think Jesus is found out in the elements […]

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