Category Archives: Open and Affirming Churches

Isaiah 56:7 — The Church is For All Peoples

A house of prayer for all nations. A house of prayer for all peoples. Isaiah 56:7 “these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Reflections, April 10th, 2018

A question I have asked myself often lately is this: What scene or moment would sum up for you the impact of Jesus upon the LGBT community? The answer, in my mind, is taken from at the Book of Mathew … Continue reading

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Community

I often ponder on this recurring question of whether or not religion and faith can belong in the LGBT community– and likewise, I am asked the reversed, can the LGBT community belong in religion and faith? There are days in which … Continue reading

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Titus 2:11-14

Titus 2:11-14 New International Version (NIV) For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, … Continue reading

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Psalm 35:1-3, Psalm 43

Psalm 35:1-3 (NKJV) “Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me; fight against those who fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help. Also draw out the spear, and stop … Continue reading

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First Transgender Mass in Cuba

First Transgender Mass in Cuba From Reuters news media, a story about a transgender priest conducting her first Mass in Communist Cuba.   By Sarah Marsh and Anett Rios | MATANZAS, Cuba MATANZAS, Cuba For decades belonging to a religion … Continue reading

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Some Good News Around the U.S.

I came across this article about First Parish Church in Plymouth, Massachusetts and their observance of International Transgender Day of Visibility and thought it was worth sharing. First Parish of Plymouth Hosts Transgender Day of Visibility By Emily Clark eclark@wickedlocal.com … Continue reading

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