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…

Questions & Answers

  On the first Wednesday of the month, we publish blog posts written by members of our Generous Space Community. This creative writing piece was written by Archie Zhang, who (until a recent move to Montreal) was a member of our St. Catharines Generous Space Group. ***content warning: brief reference to rape and drugs***  …

Pride and the Danger of a Single Story

“Pride” was the conversation topic at our last Vancouver Generous Space meeting. We all shared our memories and associations with Pride parades, festivals and events, and while there were some common threads, it struck me how differently we experienced Pride, and I continued to ponder this as I read other Pride reflections online from community…

Exile & Liberation

Last year, I was invited to speak at an event called, “Affirm!” for Presbyterians in Canada. In this Pride month, on the day we launch the #pastorsstoppingtheharm campaign to eradicate sexual orientation & gender identity change efforts (SOGICE) in the church, on the anniversary of Stonewall, I wanted to share this video as celebration of…

Allies in the Church

I confess I have often failed as an ally. Even when I thought I was participating in the work of LGBTQ+ justice, my blind spots permeated my efforts. Despite doing this work full-time, despite having invested nearly two decades of my life, despite hundreds of relationships and some of my closest loved ones being LGBTQ+…

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…

Own Your Story

On the first Wednesday of the month, we publish blog posts written by members of our Generous Space Community. This piece is by Kat Scarlett, a member of the St. Catharines, ON Generous Space Group.   This year was my first year attending the Ontario Generous Space Retreat. It was a divine experience to say…