Where Jesus Is

Defeat of DOMA RallyPhoto credit: PQ MonthlyAmos 5:24 "But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.."Today we celebrated the end of the Defense of Marriage Act and the return of marriage equality to California. Woohoo!It is awesome news, though there is still much to be done. Here in Oregon, we... Continue Reading →

I Need to Remember

Nothing can separate usRomans 8:38-9: "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."First off, I realize that I... Continue Reading →

Rally in Red

Rally for Marriage Equality, Portland, 3/27/20131 John 4:7-8  "Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love."I thank God regularly for June 10, 2012. On that day, I went to a... Continue Reading →

Drawn Into Relationship – Week 2

Holden Village, 2010. View from a HikeLuke 22:24-27 "A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest. But he said to them, 'The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you;... Continue Reading →

Lying Liars

Pumpkin carving party 2012Isaiah 41:10 "Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand."I woke up at 3:41 this morning with my heart pounding. I'd had a strange dream, though... Continue Reading →

Know What?

Valentine's Day 2013 at the petition signing party for the Freedom to Marry campaignPsalm 46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth."My degree is in Systematic Theology. This is a fancy name for a field of study that asks questions like "who... Continue Reading →

Happy Valentine’s Day!

New Year's Eve hug with my friend TimJohn 13:34 "I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another."Well, friends, it is Valentine's Day, and I would like to write you a love letter. In his Ash Wednesday sermon, my pastor shared... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter Regarding the "Traditional Prom"

Posing with my mom at a Superbowl party, 2013The news story about Sullivan First Christian Church makes me angry and I have to speak out.Romans 15:7: “Welcome one another therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”[for readers, please see Dan Savage's blog about the church in Sullivan, Indiana to get some background... Continue Reading →

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