The Table Is One

The Table has always been here, as long as I remember, set beneath the trees, seats for everyone who comes. The Table is, in fact, many tables—lined up, one after another, stretching across the grass and around the corners, beyond sight and familiarity—but the Table is one.   I remember my first seat at the…

Affinity & Solidarity

Last month, I had the privilege of attending the Ontario Generous Space Retreat for the first time. It was also my first GS retreat as a member of the team since coming on in January as Co-Director of Community alongside Beth. It was an incredible (though demanding) time of connecting with and serving a cross-section…

Go In Peace

A few years ago, I came across a beautiful benedictory song called “Go In Peace” by Sam Baker. I found this version (below) performed by Caroline Forbes, which I put to these images. Here are the lyrics: Go in peace Go in kindness Go in love Go in faith Leave the day The day behind…

Involuntary Suffering & Willing Justice

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you,      as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings,      that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.” – 1 Peter 4:12-13 As a teenager…

Breaking the Silence

Proverbs 31:6-9 “Let beer be for those who are perishing,     wine for those who are in anguish! Let them drink and forget their poverty     and remember their misery no more. “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,     for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly;     defend the rights…

Why Bisexual Erasure Hurts Us All

I recently had the pleasure of reading David & Constantino Khalaf’s excellent new book, “Modern Kinship: A Queer Guide to Christian Marriage”. While the book is chalk-full of good marital advice, they even start by exploring the challenges of the dating stage. In a section called “Challenging Geographic Limits”, they open with this:“This is the…