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Coming Out Christian

Welcome to my blog. I am in the process of rebuilding five years of work that I contributed to another blogging platform with which I no longer wish to be associated. Stay tuned as I curate the best, some of the dregs and figure out if I still have anything left to say.

His blood does not redeem me, it convicts me

We are still about three weeks away from Easter but I’m gonna get a jump on things and offer a little Easter theology to get us warmed up. Now, I love a good bluegrass gospel song as much as the next middle-aged southern white chick,   but while reading through a Lenten liturgy recently I […]

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A lesbian changed through Jesus

I woke many a dark morning, knotted in anguish with the entirety of my cavernous being crying out for release  – asking God to change me.  And God did. As it turns out, the answer to my prayers was to accept God’s creative genius calling me to live into this crazy and beautiful life as a queer Christian.  When I finally was […]

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In Love with Fear

Oh Lord We are a culture In love with fear And afraid of love Be not afraid, you call Many of the same souls Who shout With closed minds And plugged ears That the government Shall not have any role In regulating Weapons Be afraid, they say Are the same souls Who demand With closed […]

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12 steps to becoming an LGBT ally

Updated for 2018 Happy New Year!   If you are a seasoned ally or just taking your first steps, I hope you will share your thoughts, struggles and celebrations from your own journey to becoming an ally.   If you are a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person I hope you will share your own suggestions […]

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Advent: We are the ones we’ve been waiting for

“The waiting is the hardest part Every day you see one more card You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part” ~ Tom Petty Advent is a season of waiting for the In-Breaking of Peace, waiting for the Incarnation of Love. It is a season for […]

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Are you a goat?

Now y’all know I tend toward the kinder gentler form of blogging, right?  Y’all know that my meemaw would not approve of me hollerin’ in public like some hick with rollers in my hair and a Marlboro hangin’ out of my mouth. Well, I’ve been asked more than a few times by some of y’all to […]

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Not That Kind of Christian

In case you weren’t sure, I’m a Christian.  But wait, I’m not that kind of Christian. I’ve felt it and said it dozens of times. Have you? You know, when someone finds out you are a Christian and you feel like you must clarify, or worse, apologize? We see the pictures on Facebook. We read the stories on HuffPost. […]

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Murderers, terrorists and me

This statement “love the sinner, hate the sin” – or some version of it shows up in my world every couple of days or so. Around the blogosphere and in homes, pubs and churches I’ve overheard more than a few toxic conversations between good people that sprout from this rancid soil. Bless your hearts, I know y’all mean to […]

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Devastated by your joy

I am leading with my pain today so I pray you will forgive the undercurrent of anger in my words. Love does not require that I passively and silently receive blow after blow of the clinched fist of ignorance. Love requires that I speak truth in the face of hate masquerading as faith. Here is […]

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