Advent Reflections: Embracing the Body

Mindfulness moments have become an important part of our Generous Space retreat experiences. Though brief, these moments remind us to be present, to practice contemplation in a simple way, and to have opportunity to center ourselves again. This year, each Advent reflection will begin with such a moment of pause. We invite you to engage…

Book Review: Moving Beyond Shame

I was thrilled to receive an advanced reading copy of Matthias Roberts’ new book, “Beyond Shame: Creating a Healthy Sex Life on Your Own Terms.” In the Generous Space community, I’ve been working on developing a centered set approach to sexual ethics that is energized by a vision of flourishing. This approach to sexual ethics…

#100queerjoys

On the first Wednesday of the month, we publish blog posts written by members of our Generous Space Community. This piece was written by Levi Daniels, who lives in South Africa and connects with our community online.   ——————————–   “Is there anything, anything, joyful about being queer?”   Over the past few weeks, I…

Age 83 and Intersex: an Interview

I recently had the pleasure of talking to a member of our LGBTQ+ Christian community who has a very unique story. I’m grateful for their permission to share an abridged version of our conversation with you here on this blog, just in time for Intersex Awareness Day this Saturday. I hope you benefit as much…

Committing to Be Anti-Racist

Ever since the beginning of the Generous Space community, about seven years ago, we’ve been seeking to continue to enlarge the circle. From the start, the idea of loving across difference and our impoverishment if any voices were missing were central to our posture and way of engaging each other. We wanted our community to…