“To feast we must first fast”

Isaiah 58: 6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?” “What are you giving up for Lent?” If you’re connected to a congregation that observes the church year, this may…

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…

On Holding Faith & Fear

A guest post from Jessica Williams. “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. . . Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions…

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…

God Is Particularly Fond of Me

Recently, I was dealing with some insecurities about my identity. Identity insecurity is an unwelcome but regular visitor in my life, especially as someone who today identifies as “queer” and “female” and “pastor” in a world that often considers their coexistence to be oxymoronic. Some days holding those identities together feels like trying to assemble…

Intersectionality & the Incarnation

Two years ago, I sat down with the community at St. Stephen University (SSU) to share about our journey as a Generous Space community. They filmed it and I recently re-discovered it.  I thought I’d share it here on the blog for a few reasons: It gives a good sense of GS’s journey into understanding…

A Writer on Staff – Jamie Arpin-Ricci

Hi everyone, I’m Jamie! As part of my introduction as Generous Space’s newest staff member, Wendy asked me to prepare a post about some of my writing and publishing so far. Ever since I was a kid I knew I was meant to be a writer. That was no surprise to anyone, as writing was…

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.…