I am writing this to challenge all straight-identifying Christians who interpret non-heterosexual and non-cisgender identity as sinful to a year of listening and discernment.
Enlightenment... does not come through raising walls around our hearts, but by tearing them down and exposing them to the God who comes to us over and over, day after day, in unexpected ways.
[Given on the Sunday, July 12, 2015, by The Rev. Fr. Marcus Halley at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Kansas City, Missouri] And the LORD said to me, "Amos, what do you see?" And I said, "A plumb line." Then the Lord said, "See, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; … Continue reading Sermon: Remembering the Stories that Form Us
Community is hard. Real, actual, loving, close-fitting, elbow-rubbing community is very difficult. This has become more evident to me over the past few days in the wake of the landmark Supreme Court ruling (Obergefell v. Hodges) that legalized civil marriage for same-sex couples throughout the entire United States of America. I knew intuitively last week … Continue reading Why the Whole “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin” Thing is Basically a Lie.