Sep 19

Homeless, Looking for Work

Homelessness is not something I write about often, but  frequently write about issues facing the LGBTQ community. I had decided not to write about Tyler because my motive for helping Tyler was not for recognition or thanks, or for even purely altruistic purposes, because in reality I hired Tyler,  but when I thought about it …

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Dec 27

The Reconciling Sermon

It was April of 2013 and I was finishing my first year of Seminary and my fiancee, Don and I were going to church with a friend about a half hour south of my school. None of us knew what the sermon was going to be about that day. I invited friends from school to …

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Sep 01

The Karner Blue Butterfly

  There is a protected butterfly called the Karner Blue that is Native to the Capital District and other parts of the United States  that are home to the Blue Lupine plant which grows in the Pine Bush of Albany NY.  Maybe you have seen this butterfly on something in my home or in a photo …

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Mar 03

Open Letter to the Council of Bishops

Rev. Amy DeLong and Rev. Dr. Julie Todd’s letter to the Council of Bishops has reminded me of another revolutionary letter. The blog “Love Prevail” has the sub-title revolution 3-D: disclose(t), divest, disrupt. In Martin Luther King Jr’s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” the call to revolution through disruption is clear; “You spoke of our …

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Jun 16

How the Holy Spirit Made Me an Accessory to 1000 Hate Crimes ( and How I Hope to Clear Our Names) by Guest Blogger Chris Jorgensen

My thanks go to my classmate Chris Jorgensen for allowing me to share her words and to the Pastors and staff at Church of the Village for being a voice for those who for too long have had none. Thank you so much for allowing me to share this here. Accessory: In Criminal Law, contributing …

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Mar 10

March 9th, Faithful

Out on the road today, I saw a DEADHEAD sticker on a Cadillac A little voice inside my head said, “Don’t look back. You can never look back” Quote from Don Henley , from the song “The Boys of Summer” Those are the words I heard in my head today as a looked at the …

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