Region 1 What?

At a fundraiser for the youth at my churchphoto credit: LeeAnne KrauseI am so thrilled to be a part of the work of ReconcilingWorks as the new Regional Coordinator for Region 1, a volunteer position.So what does this mean?  It means I get to meet and work with the local people who are on the ground... Continue Reading →

Good Friday – Crucify!

A meditation I delivered for Good Friday:Mark 15:1-20  As soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate. Pilate asked him, ‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ He answered him, ‘You... Continue Reading →

Maundy Thursday – On Fear

This is the second of two meditations I gave tonight at our Maundy Thursday service.Mark 14:66-72 - While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant-girls of the high priest came by. When she saw Peter warming himself, she stared at him and said, ‘You also were with Jesus, the man from Nazareth.’ But... Continue Reading →

Maundy Thursday – On Racism

This is the first of two meditations I gave tonight at our Maundy Thursday service.Mark 14:53-65 - They took Jesus to the high priest; and all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes were assembled. Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest; and he was sitting... Continue Reading →

A Guest Post from Carl Dahlquist

Adam, Carl, Leo and Logan cleaning up after the RIC ServiceA Guest Post from Carl Dahlquist:This Lent, Carl was asked to deliver a meditation during our church’s midweek service. The theme for this Lent was Deeply Rooted, Branching Out. What follows is a transcript of the story he told as part of this service. He... Continue Reading →

Raising the Roof

Post-church selfie with Adam Pageafter community RIC service, January 18, 2015**this is the text of a sermon I gave at Mission of the Atonement (MOTA) on January 25, 2015.Texts for the day:Jonah 3:1-5, 10Psalm 62:5-122 Corinthians 1:18-22Mark 2:1-12  <- one of my favorites...  **Good morning to the fabulous and faithful people of MOTA. I am thrilled to... Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays 2014!

Me in my Superman Onesie - Christmas 2014Happy Holidays!  Thank you all for being in my life, and for the ways you support and encourage me!!For those of you who may not know, I came out as transgender in September, 2013. I chose the name Leo Channing, which means lion, fierce wolf, and church leader.... Continue Reading →

Faith in the Midst of Lament

At the protest in 2008 at the School of the Americas,Fort Benning, GA.This is the text of the advent meditation I gave this evening on the theme of Sir Up... about how someone has stirred up my faith.From the Gospel of John, the first chapterIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with... Continue Reading →

Physical Reminders

Standing at the baptismal font on my naming dayPhoto courtesy of Lee Ann KrauseA note: My goal is never, ever, EVER to try to get you to go to church, or convince you to believe in God. That is just not my job. Your faith is not my business. I do want everyone to know... Continue Reading →

Enter the Lion

July 27, 2014Dear friends,You are such an inspiration to me, and I can never sufficiently express my gratitude for all of the ways you have loved and cared for me, especially since I have come out as trans.I am excited to share that after much discernment, prayer, and the required therapist letters, I am continuing... Continue Reading →

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