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The Exhausted Right

by Rev. Amy E. DeLong

“I’m just so tired of fighting about this issue!”

These are words I hear spoken, not from me or my Queer friends who are rightfully exhausted by the church’s oppressive and intractable demand for hetero- and cis-normativity, but from my conservative brothers and sisters within the United Methodist Church. 429 more words

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Summer Bible Study- Ruth

I’m trying something new!

Since summer becomes a time that people disengage from their regular habits and struggle to coordinate schedules, I’ve decided this summer to run an online Bible Study from my blog. 209 more words

Manchester: When the waves are crashing

Reflecting on the events in Manchester, it seemed that a Blues piece may be an appropriate response.

How should we be when everything we cling to is shaken? 81 more words



by Larren Jo N. Basilio

After a 10-month hiatus, my fate brought me to Manila once more. Peacefully living in the isthmus of Bataan where I enjoyed the fresh air, morning breeze, and green pastures, my body longed to respond to my first call–service—both community involvement and youth empowerment. 821 more words

God is Listening

On April 28, 2017 the Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church ruled the consecration of Bishop Karen Oliveto (a married and openly lesbian pastor) violates the clear language of the Book of Discipline (a book outlining the doctrines of the United Methodist Church) a “self-avowed, practicing homosexual” shall not be ordained in the United Methodist Church. 194 more words


Changing with society

In a New York Times article I read that there is a road that crosses Nevada that just raised the speed limit to 80 mph.  For me that brings back memories of driving from Montana to Utah in 2012.  459 more words

Walking The Walk

Send Me to Kansas City

If you follow me on social media, you may have seen that yesterday I started and shared a GoFundMe page. If you didn’t read it, the reason I’m asking for some help is so that I can attend the… 423 more words

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