My Book Bucket List

Shawn the Book Maniac created a Mookes and Gripes Bucket List Book Tag on YouTube and tagged me. Here is the podcast his tag is celebrating. And here is my video, as well as my poll for you to help select which of these two books I should read in 2022. 🙂 Thanks!

On My Ordination Anniversary

Three years ago today, I was ordained as a Lutheran pastor in the ELCA. photo credit Zober Images - July 14, 2018 As an out bisexual trans guy, I was ordained under a circus rigging, where we later had a circus performance fundraiser for AIDS Walk Portland (now AIDS Walk Northwest). I even performed for... Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and yours a healthy, safe, and happy 2021! This year was, um, interesting, yes? Here's what I did in my 2020. I continue to work full time as a tech support person. I still solve fun problems for hospital software and enjoy working with my team. I'm not a fan of being on... Continue Reading →

Good Friday Meditation

Willamette River, 2017The following is the meditation I shared at St. Andrew Lutheran tonight at the Good Friday service.  We did the seven last words of Jesus, and my passage was the Luke 23:32-34 below.Luke 23:32-34 (NRSV): Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. When they... Continue Reading →

Christmas Letter, 2017

To my beloved Friends and Family,Wishing you a beautiful holiday season, and all that is good and joyful in 2017! I’m grateful for each of you.  I write this on the day that the Electoral College voted, and I know that on my letter list are many who are mourning, and some who are glad. ... Continue Reading →

Thank You Oregon Lutherans!

Rainbow Cross by Adam PageI'm not sure if this is the right time to post this or not, but here it is. On June 1st, I started a quarter time position with the Lutheran church to do advocacy for and ministry with the LGBTQIA community. In the midst of our sorrow and anger, and so... Continue Reading →

Hate Will Not Have The Final Word

photo from Holden Village, 2006Republican lawmakers in North Carolina on Wednesday pushed through a broad sweeping anti-LGBT bill, removing local ordinances for equal rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and mandating that government controlled multi-user bathrooms be restricted to a single sex based on the gender assigned at birth. It is distressing to... Continue Reading →

I Was There

A view from Holden Village, 2006[This is my meditation from last night's Good Friday service at St. Andrew Lutheran.  There were seven readers, each with a part of the passion narrative from the Gospel of Luke, sharing from the perspective of one of the witnesses. We began with "I was there"...]Luke 23:32–43: Two others also,... Continue Reading →

What’s New?!

Hi friends,I wanted to take a moment to share a quick update of what keeps me busy, inspired, and energized.This year I got more involved volunteering for ReconcilingWorks, a national non-profit that walks alongside the Lutheran Church (ELCA) to help churches welcome, support, and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. In 2015, I had the... Continue Reading →

My First Radio Interview!

Me at Wild Planet RadioI had the privilege of sharing some of my story on our local radio station, Wild Planet Radio.  Chris Hyde and Catherine Chapman invited me to be a guest on their show, Progressive Soul. With Chris and CatherineI've always wanted to be in a radio studio, but I figured it would... Continue Reading →

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