Declaring Things Unclean Creates Stumbling Blocks

The TRANSFIGURED manuscript is out with advance readers and my editor, so I'm in waiting mode. Thought I'd share a devotional entry from it while I wait. One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand. You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all st

Where True Love Is Included on RMN Resources Page

We got some exciting news last week! Where True Love Is has been listed as a recommended resource by the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN)! To find it, just got to the site's Resources page, click on LGBTQ and Christianity, and scroll down to the Ws. We are grateful for the wonderful work RMN does to increase inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in Christian congregations, and prayerful about the United Methodist Church's current struggles in this area. May God continue to work through the Network, bringing grace-filled conversation to churches around the country.

Newsflash: Reading Robert E. Lee Passages does not Build Unity

We attended a prayer breakfast this morning. We'd wanted to go but didn't pursue it due to the tightness of our purse strings, and so when we got an invitation from our church to be their guests, we were excited, and recognized the blessing. The keynote speaker was a white male executive of a regional not-for-profit Catholic healthcare system, who explained that this year's theme was unity. He told stories of several people he'd seen touched by loving interactions with others, and talked about how badly empathy is needed, and how much we need to listen to the stories of others. He did a good job. His message was well delivered, and important. I was psyched to see a fair amount of ethnic dive

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