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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

Dear Susan: How Can I Unconditionally Love My Gay Son?

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014

Why is it so hard for many Christian parents to unconditionally love their LGBTQ child? What is the source of the confusion and struggle? I look forward to answering a question I...

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REAL LIFE

Mount Tam

Posted by on 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,...

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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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Recent Posts

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...

New Hope – A Coming Out Story

New Hope – A Coming Out Story

Oct 13, 2014

This is the first 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. I had been on the road for just under a week. Every emotion known to mankind kept me company. And then the moment I remember most clearly, that moment when I first caught glimpse of the Golden...

Art & Activism: Alexi DeVilliers – Jah Provides

Art & Activism: Alexi DeVilliers – Jah Provides

Oct 11, 2014

Alexi  DeVillers is an artist who makes sculptures out of an ordinary object that the rest of us throw away without a second thought – tin cans. He sells his sculptures; then with the proceeds, feeds about 150 people per week in the Phoenix area who need a hot meal but are a little down on their luck. After feeding the needy, he makes more art with the...

Dear Susan: How Can I Unconditionally Love My Gay Son?

Dear Susan: How Can I Unconditionally Love My Gay Son?

Oct 10, 2014

Why is it so hard for many Christian parents to unconditionally love their LGBTQ child? What is the source of the confusion and struggle? I look forward to answering a question I have heard from so many parents: How can I unconditionally love my gay child? I write Dear Susan posts every Friday. Sometimes they will be poignant, sometimes thought-provoking,...

Coffee Bums

Coffee Bums

Oct 9, 2014

I was sitting outside Starbucks, enjoying my coffee, half decaf-half blonde extra nonfat, trying to think of a poem, something good.  Nothing. The best I could come up with, although I only gave inspiration about 20 seconds to show up, was a skinny haiku. Starbucks A tall blonde nonfat table outside nothing more cell phones chatter noise. It wasn’t much; but it...