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An American Tourist in … NYC

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015

Observations by an excited kid in New York City — Last week, my partner and I took a week’s trip to NYC. It was a great time, and I jotted some notes. Print it off so you can...

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GOD-TALK

The (Female) Jesus I Saw this Sunday

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015

Palm Sunday was a few days ago, the first day of the most powerful and important week in the church year. In liturgical traditions, the service opens with joyful singing and the...

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REAL LIFE

Dark Night

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015

Larry Moretz shares another scene in the continuing story about his life — first in, and then after coming out of an ex-gay ministry. I’ll never forget March 6, 2007 as long...

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LOVE, SEX, FAMILY

Does Monogamy work in Same-Sex Relationships?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015

What is monogamy, and is it a practical expectation for same-sex relationships? Pastor Romell and First Gentleman Damion Parks-Weekly delve into this topic in their first episode...

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Dark Night

Dark Night

Apr 22, 2015

Larry Moretz shares another scene in the continuing story about his life — first in, and then after coming out of an ex-gay ministry. I’ll never forget March 6, 2007 as long as I live. Carolina blue skies reached out to the far shores of California where I was living, and the air was sweet, filled with the soft fragrance of jasmine and flowering plum...

An American Tourist in … NYC

An American Tourist in … NYC

Apr 14, 2015

Observations by an excited kid in New York City — Last week, my partner and I took a week’s trip to NYC. It was a great time, and I jotted some notes. Print it off so you can read it later, or read it on your phone … while sitting on the pot, maybe. Enjoy the randomness … • “Scotty’s Bistro” on Lexington has the best salad platter one can...

Running Towards the Song I Will Never Hear

Running Towards the Song I Will Never Hear

Apr 13, 2015

Running Towards the Song I Will Never Hear I am the only eye above the painting Running towards the colours I will never see. Striving for the impersonal touch, like kitchen wall paper. I am the only thinker in my mind, always present, always willing to look. And if I don’t, my art will be of no use, not even a hand without fingerprints is innocent. And they...

The (Female) Jesus I Saw this Sunday

The (Female) Jesus I Saw this Sunday

Apr 1, 2015

Palm Sunday was a few days ago, the first day of the most powerful and important week in the church year. In liturgical traditions, the service opens with joyful singing and the waving of palms, and progresses into a reading of the Passion. The account in Mark’s gospel begins with a woman from Bethany lavishing Jesus with love and costly nard, but then it...

Crucify Jesus and Save the Church: A Holy Week Manifesto

Crucify Jesus and Save the Church: A Holy Week Manifesto

Mar 31, 2015

I don’t really like going to church. There are some ministers who love the mystery and majesty of it all no matter what. Not me. I am so tired of the modern presentation of Jesus that I have mentally and spiritually dropped out. Week after week, church leaders use their pulpits to demand more money and more people. One would think that the Gospel of Jesus was,...

Why I Keep Dog Food in my Car

Why I Keep Dog Food in my Car

Mar 29, 2015

A few summers ago I was driving back to work after having lunch with a friend, and I saw this scrawny yellow dog hoofing it across a busy intersection. It was a hot afternoon, and the dog caught my attention because it was tagging about 100 feet behind a couple of people who’d crossed a minute or two earlier, panting and looking thirsty. What really sucky pet...

Review: “The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision” by Kittredge Cherry & Douglas Blanchard

Review: “The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision” by Kittredge Cherry & Douglas Blanchard

Mar 28, 2015

The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision. Text by Kittredge Cherry. Art by Douglas Blanchard.   It’s a bit shocking at first – at least to an evangelical believer, even a gay one. The title itself almost slaps you in the face, first luring you with familiar religious tones, then almost sneaking in the punch: “The Passion of Christ: a Gay Vision.”  Half of you...

Daniel & Jessica, the Straight Friends

Daniel & Jessica, the Straight Friends

Mar 26, 2015

I received a call from Daniel a few weeks ago. “Okay if Jess and I stop by for a bit on our way to Huntersville? Between 2:45 and 3:00? That okay?” “Would love it! Can’t wait to see your beautiful wife. I miss her. Been too long. Hope you guys aren’t in a huge rush to leave. Hang out as long as you want.” “I’ll give you eight minutes. I gotta watch...