Own Your Story

On the first Wednesday of the month, we publish blog posts written by members of our Generous Space Community. This piece is by Kat Scarlett, a member of the St. Catharines, ON Generous Space Group.   This year was my first year attending the Ontario Generous Space Retreat. It was a divine experience to say…

Queering Biblical Womanhood

  On the first Wednesday of the month, we publish blog posts written by members of our Generous Space Community. This piece is by Vivian Gietz, a member of our Vancouver Generous Space Group.   “She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” – Proverbs 31:25    …

Conversation with an Ally

Romans 12:9-10 “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Reflection Question: Who are the faces behind your allyship? Whose stories inspire you to take action? When we see injustice, we need to both respond to symptoms (offering…

The Armour of God for Marginalized Folks

Today’s post in our Lenten series is a longer guest post from Tara Glowacki, a bisexual Christian and co-facilitator of the Winnipeg Generous Space Group. Last year, I came out in my evangelical church. The coming out process was long and painful, and it ended in my leaving that church. Recently, I was reading the…

My Testimony is Valid

John 8:12 – 20 “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” Then the Pharisees said to him, “You are testifying on your own behalf; your testimony is not valid.” Jesus answered, “Even if I…

On Holding Faith & Fear

A guest post from Jessica Williams. “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. . . Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions…

God Is Particularly Fond of Me

Recently, I was dealing with some insecurities about my identity. Identity insecurity is an unwelcome but regular visitor in my life, especially as someone who today identifies as “queer” and “female” and “pastor” in a world that often considers their coexistence to be oxymoronic. Some days holding those identities together feels like trying to assemble…

Intersectionality & the Incarnation

Two years ago, I sat down with the community at St. Stephen University (SSU) to share about our journey as a Generous Space community. They filmed it and I recently re-discovered it.  I thought I’d share it here on the blog for a few reasons: It gives a good sense of GS’s journey into understanding…