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Jul 27, 2016

As a Christian gay person, and former candidate for the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church, I propose that in response to the recent LGBT mass shooting in Orlando, Pope Francis celebrate a Mass for LGBT people in St. Peter’s Basilica and Square in Vatican City.

Blogger:Benjamin BrenkertTheology Student
Jul 21, 2016

Reconciling Ministries Network celebrates with great joy the election of the first openly lesbian bishop in The United Methodist Church (The UMC). This is an historic moment in the movement of LGBTQ persons for spiritual and civil equality both in the church and the public square.  The election of Rev. Dr.

Blogger:Matt BerrymanExecutive Director, Reconciling Ministries Network
Jul 14, 2016

I am always worried to the point of nail-biting when my spouse leaves in the morning for Boston Medical Center if she’ll return home to me, because she’s always stopped by the Cambridge or Boston police. They don’t see Dr. Thea James.

Blogger:Rev. Irene MonroeBlogger/Syndicated Religion Columnist, Huffington Post
Jul 25, 2016

The New Testament records Jesus performing a staggering number of miracles for the benefit of those around Him. He fed a multitude with a paltry quantity of food, walked on water, calmed storms, and changed water to wine. 

But the majority of Jesus’ miracles have to do with curing the sick. 

Blogger:Alex SiladyQueer Presbyterian Journo & Critic
Jul 20, 2016

We know about hope. Hope was the promise that was presented to us when Obama was in office. It was the change that we could believe in. We betted on hope and applauded ourselves on making change happen and embodying progress by electing the first African American man into the White House.

Blogger:Indhira UdofiaIncoming Student, Boston University School of Theology
Jul 13, 2016

49 people were murdered one month ago at Pulse, a LGBT nightclub in Orlando, and 53 more were wounded. These victims, constituting the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, have stirred conversations about anti-LGBT prejudice and violence and prompted many Catholics to memorialize the victims.

Blogger:Bob ShineYoung Adult and Social Media Coordinator, New Ways Ministry
Jul 22, 2016

Each morning, the first time I rise the sky is still inky blue and outside still smells like night time. I brush my teeth and sit in my meditation corner. I pray in love for peace and preparation. I ask our Creator that if lives must be sacrificed for change, that this change is forever and we never have to repeat this moment in history.

Blogger:Tori Wolfe-SissonQueer Femme Southwestern Healer
Jul 15, 2016

The past few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster as tragic news comes in from every corner of our world.

Blogger:Alex Patchin McNeillExecutive Director, More Light Presbyterians
Jul 12, 2016

On July 8th, I wanted to scream at a little kid on the subway. Usually, I love kids.  I have been babysitting since I was ten years old. My first job out of college was as a youth leader. I currently spend my days either working with children or planning programs so that I can work with children. I don’t even mind riding an airplane with a crying baby.

Blogger:Ashley BirtDirector of Christian Education, Rutgers Presbyterian Church

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