UMC

telling my story of faith + exclusion and the rebellious act of being me

18 May 2016 lbgtq, spirit + soul

i am sitting on my couch in my home, the home that i am so amazingly blessed to own with my wife, watching the clouds disperse outside my living window. the sun is beginning to peek out and shine brightly. it’s early evening, almost 8 pm, and no where near sunset yet. birds are chirping and singing. i sigh a deep, long, satisfied sigh. one that comes from that personal inner space of peace and harmony. and i give thanksRead More

wednesday wisdom: rules of living # 4

5 Mar 2014 spirit + soul

happy ash wednesday, my friends. you may or may not celebrate the beginning of lent, but i wish you a happy ash wednesday anyway. for me, this day marks the beginning of a very reflective journey of 40 days. a time each year when i reflect on who i am. on my mortality. my ability to love. my dreams. and question if i am living life to the fullest. but, enough about that today. i’ll tell you more about myRead More

sometimes you gotta be defrocked in order to live with integrity.

20 Dec 2013 culture + art, lbgtq

do you remember this post of mine from about a month ago? i shared with y’all my views, thoughts, and experiences over some of the injustices happening in the united methodist church (UMC), my home denomination. i was not a happy camper – and i’m still not. at that time, there was a church trial for a UMC minister, frank schaefer, who had performed a same-sex marriage, which goes against one of the rules in the book of discipline, theRead More

my response to your response.

24 Nov 2013 culture + art, lbgtq

whoa. i am overwhelmed by the response i have had after telling my story about my experience with the UMC and LGBT issues. you people are truly amazing. thank you! more than anything, though, i thank you for sharing and spreading my post – on Facebook and twitter and your blogs. keep sharing! but, not to up my readership, in order to get my story out there in an effort to bring about change. i seriously want to speak up for theRead More

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