Lenten Reflections – Ash Wednesday

Luke 4: 1 “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.” Lent reminds us that even in death there can…

Lent 2019 ~ Tell Your Pastor #imaffirming

This Lent we are inviting church people to give up the comfort of silence and speak up in support of their LGBTQ+ siblings in Christ. The challenge is to tell your pastor that you affirm LGBTQ+ people in the church! Many have felt helpless watching church politics and decision making bodies wound LGBTQ+ people again…

Let’s Talk About Sexual Ethics ~ Part 4

Welcome to part 4 of our “Let’s Talk About Sexual Ethics” series. The first two posts consider the evolution of the sex ethics conversation in the Generous Space community. If you haven’t already read them, I invite you to do so here and here. In these posts, I unpack how a values-centered approach to sexual…

Let’s Talk About Sexual Ethics ~ Part 3

Last week, I posted a two part reflection (which can be found here and here) as a precursor to the release of this video in which I unpack centred-set sexual ethics. Included in this video are some of the key reflection questions that I invite people to consider if they choose to incorporate this framework.…

Let’s Talk Sexual Ethics ~ Part 1

[image description: a cartoon chalkboard that reads “Let’s Talk Sex”] For anyone who denies that God has a sense of humour, I wish they could be privy to the dialogue I have with the divine about the increasing opportunities I have to speak on the topic of sexual ethics. While I protest in Moses-esque questioning…

Rooting out Reorientation Efforts

In the last few weeks the ministry has been approached by several documentary projects looking for people to share their stories of surviving conversion therapy. This traumatic phenomenon is in the spotlight as Hollywood weighs in with feature films like Boy Erased and The Miseducation of Cameron Post.  Campaigns like Born Perfect are hard at…

The Towel: a story of testing

This week I really wanted to throw in the towel. Embracing tension, searching for nuance, thinking the best of, treating with respect, choosing kindness. These are things I deeply value. And yet this week, I seriously wondered whether embodying these attributes actually just made me complicit with injustice and oppression. I wanted to yell and…

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…