Finding Leo: A Place at the Table

But now I’m 40 and I don’t have a place of my own, or a nuclear family. I am grateful that most of my family loves and accepts me for who I am, but I can’t help but feel like each year at Thanksgiving I’m the single guy who winds up tagging along with other families’ traditions.

Finding Leo: My Crotch and My Faith

This article was first published in PQ Monthly, Portland, in October, 2015. Disclaimer: This my own story and not intended to depict all trans experiences. You probably knew that already.  As I write this, I am lying in my bathtub, one leg draped over the side of the tub, and I look over my naked... 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 →

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 →

Finding Leo: Transitioning in Church

This article first appeared in PQ Monthly, Portland, in January, 2015. O! Let me speak into the darkness! Remember with anger and grief the too many deaths through suicide and murder! Let our voices be heard between clanging gongs of hatred and deafening silences of loss! Let my story be heard as protest in the... Continue Reading →

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