Exile & Liberation

Last year, I was invited to speak at an event called, “Affirm!” for Presbyterians in Canada. In this Pride month, on the day we launch the #pastorsstoppingtheharm campaign to eradicate sexual orientation & gender identity change efforts (SOGICE) in the church, on the anniversary of Stonewall, I wanted to share this video as celebration of…

Standing in Solidarity

Galatians 3: 26-29 “For in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in…

Rest for the Whole Body of Christ

Hebrews 4: 1-2 “Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest is still open, let us take care that none of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For indeed the good news came to us just as to them; but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not…

Queer Sermons in the GS Community – Becca Sawyer

Becca Sawyer is our Events Manager (you can read more about her here!). Becca delivered a sermon entitled “All Things Hold Together” at the 2018 West Coast Generous Space Retreat. You can watch the full sermon below as a part of our Queer Sermon Series.  “He is before all things, and in him all things hold…

Queer Sermons in the GS Community – Caro Ibrahim

Sunday mornings at the Generous Space retreat are a rich time of connection and community through worship, preaching, and celebrating Communion. Without fail, God shows up and strengthens us as those who are Beloved and those who Belong. We’re excited to share with you this collection of sermons from these special retreat services and look…

Friendship Panel – Ontario Generous Space Retreat 2018

The theme for our 2018 spring retreat in Ontario was friendship. In a world of online connection with hundreds of “friends”, many of us are searching for deeper meaning and experience in our relationships. LGBTQ+ folks, often out of necessity, have both challenged assumptions and reimagined the potential of friendship and/or chosen family. This may…

A Love Letter to Friendship & the Fruits of the Spirit

Edna Bovas is a guest contributor to the Generous Space blog. They are currently serving as our Canada Summer Job’s student and are assisting with summer events and communications including the 2018 Generous Space CampOUT.  What we assumed was the Big Dipper, and the lingering moon lent us their pale light. All remnants of the campfire,…