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…

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,…

Friendship and Community in Dialogue with bell hooks

As the Ontario GS community prepares to gather for our 6th annual Ontario Generous Space Retreat (OGSR), we’re inviting our retreat participants and the broader GS community into some of our team’s reflections on this year’s theme: friendship. Our first reflection was by our E.D., Wendy VanderWal-Gritter. Our second reflection was from our Director of Community,…

LGBTQ+ Christians as “Friendship Researchers”

As the Ontario GS community prepares to gather for our 6th annual Ontario Generous Space Retreat (OGSR), we’re inviting our retreat participants and the broader GS community into some of our team’s reflections on this year’s theme: friendship. Our first reflection was by our E.D., Wendy VanderWal-Gritter. This reflection is from our Director of Community, Beth…

Unpacking Friendship – Ontario Generous Space Retreat 2018

As the Ontario GS community prepares to gather for our 6th annual Ontario Generous Space Retreat (OGSR), we’re inviting our retreat participants and the broader GS community into some of our team’s reflections on this year’s theme: friendship. Our first reflection is by our E.D., Wendy VanderWal-Gritter: It wasn’t long after the last Ontario Generous Space…