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…

New Wine Skins

I find myself often pondering Jesus’ declaration that all the law and the prophets are fulfilled as we love God and love our neighbours. In Matthew 7: 12, Jesus says it this way, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the…

Go In Peace

A few years ago, I came across a beautiful benedictory song called “Go In Peace” by Sam Baker. I found this version (below) performed by Caroline Forbes, which I put to these images. Here are the lyrics: Go in peace Go in kindness Go in love Go in faith Leave the day The day behind…

Queering Biblical Womanhood

  On the first Wednesday of the month, we publish blog posts written by members of our Generous Space Community. This piece is by Vivian Gietz, a member of our Vancouver Generous Space Group.   “She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” – Proverbs 31:25    …