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CULTURE SAVVY

LGBTQ Inclusion in the United Methodist Church

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014

Since 1972, the United Methodist Church has had an official stance that the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching. The only other activity we officially...

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GOD-TALK

Fear & Evolving Faith

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014

Throughout my entire faith journey with all of its up’s and down’s I have tried to remain rooted in a community of faith. I believe that humans, created in the image of the Triune...

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REAL LIFE

A Transwoman’s Coming of Age in Malaysia

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014

  At 38 years old, Vivienne is a completely different person than she was many years ago. She is comfortable with herself, happy, and surrounded by friends who love her. She...

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LOVE, SEX, FAMILY

Relationships, Flings and the “Real Thing”

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014

There seems to be three kinds of environmental advocate. One kind wants to get renewable energy and choose better materials for our products and then have things go on pretty much...

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A Transwoman’s Coming of Age in Malaysia

A Transwoman’s Coming of Age in Malaysia

Oct 31, 2014

  At 38 years old, Vivienne is a completely different person than she was many years ago. She is comfortable with herself, happy, and surrounded by friends who love her. She enjoys the freedom to live and do the things she loves without fear. But as a transwoman, she had to build that life for herself.  She chose to make her life not just normal, but...

Diabetes, Skincare & the LGBTQ Community

Diabetes, Skincare & the LGBTQ Community

Oct 28, 2014

It’s no big news that diabetes is at epidemic levels in America these days, and due to unique factors  experienced by people in the LGBT community, the risk is of developing diabetes and its associated complications is even higher. For example, LGBT diabetes patients are more likely than heterosexuals to smoke cigarettes, use drugs and alcohol, and battle...

Love Defiled

Love Defiled

Oct 27, 2014

This is another scene in a continuing story about Larry’s adventures in (and coming out of) an ex-gay ministry. I felt as if I’d known him before – perhaps in a past life. Who knows? We became friends instantly. Quickly that friendship morphed into something more. We became brothers. We would joke that he was born first and my mother gave him away – and...

Fear & Evolving Faith

Fear & Evolving Faith

Oct 25, 2014

Throughout my entire faith journey with all of its up’s and down’s I have tried to remain rooted in a community of faith. I believe that humans, created in the image of the Triune God who is, fundamentally and eternally, a relationship, have an intrinsic need for community. It is our deepest longing- to be united with God and with one another. And it is when we...

Relationships, Flings and the “Real Thing”

Relationships, Flings and the “Real Thing”

Oct 21, 2014

There seems to be three kinds of environmental advocate. One kind wants to get renewable energy and choose better materials for our products and then have things go on pretty much the same. Another wants those things, but also wants a more just and fair economic system and then have things go on pretty much the same. But the kind of environmentalist I am is the...

Mount Tam

Mount Tam

Oct 20, 2014

This is another scene in a continuing story that Larry will be sharing with us over the coming weeks about his adventures in (and coming out of) an ex-gay ministry. January 6, 1996. We hiked to the top of Mount Tamalpais – our first outing as a group. It was a gorgeous day –  no fog, not a cloud in the sky, and unseasonably warm. Once we reached the summit all...

LGBTQ Inclusion in the United Methodist Church

LGBTQ Inclusion in the United Methodist Church

Oct 17, 2014

Since 1972, the United Methodist Church has had an official stance that the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching. The only other activity we officially declare to be incompatible with Christian teaching, interestingly, is war. Over the years, our “Book of Discipline” (our book of church law which guides us) has been...

Review: Kathy Baldock’s “Walking the Bridgeless Canyon”

Review: Kathy Baldock’s “Walking the Bridgeless Canyon”

Oct 15, 2014

Author and LGBT ally Kathy Baldock takes a comprehensive look at the historical and cultural layers of misunderstanding about homosexuality and gender non-conformity — and why they need to be peeled back for good. Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach between the Church and the LGBT Community is grounded on author Kathy Baldock’s kindness...