Ongoing Lessons in Ally-ship

Being an ally is not for the faint of heart. It is a paradoxical mix of both fierce love and deep sensitivity; of both bold risk-taking and the capacity to weather messing up without making it about you; of both speaking out and being constantly teachable. Being an ally will break your heart.  It will…

The Power of Belovedness

I have been serving as an advocate for LGBTQ+ people for a long time. But as a mainly straight person, it took me a long time to really understand, at a deep-gut level, what being an ally was all about and what Pride celebrations were all about.  And I have to wonder if maybe some…

A Queer Reading of 2 Cor. 6

On Pride Sunday at Church of the Redeemer in Toronto one of our beloved Generous Space family members got up to preach – and preach they did! Lyds did such an amazing job (it might help that their parents are both biblical scholars and so Lyds has engaged good preaching their whole life) that we…

Congratulations! It’s a ….. baby!

Dear new parents and grandparents, Congratulations on your new little one! So precious is the gift of life from Creator God! Maybe you’ve already had a big gender-reveal party after ultra-sound confirmation. And now that the baby is here, you might be enjoying buying little outfits in pink or blue respectively. Perhaps you’re already dreaming…

Relinquishment and Loving Each Other

One of the most challenging but most significant spiritual lessons I have had to learn is that of relinquishment.  This is not a new thought of course. I’m sure we have all been encouraged in some form to learn how to let go, to become enlarged in our capacity to cultivate acceptance.  Some of you…

Exploring Friendship

From May 24 – 27th we will be holding our Ontario Generous Space Retreat at Trent University. This year’s theme will be: friendship. Human beings are hard-wired for relationship and to long for deep connection and intimacy. When we experience true friendship we are grateful. When friends wound us the pain goes very deep. In…