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…

To My Former Best Friend

After we come out of the closet, we often experience strain or breakdown in some of our friendships. Sometimes we’re not even sure exactly why these friendships are fading away. Caitlyn Spence, one of the members of our Vancouver Generous Space group, wrote about one such friendship in the hauntingly beautiful piece below. We’re grateful for her permission to share it here, and we hope…

Will you be my friend?

I was riding the subway the other day, crammed like a human sardine during rush hour traffic. I was trying very hard to ignore the couple hundred other people squished uncomfortably close in the car with me when an attractive woman in her early twenties turned toward me and said “How are you doing today?”…