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Blog Nov, 09, 2014
Believe Out Loud Hosts Level Ground Film Festival In New York City

"A drag queen, a lesbian rocker and a Catholic nun walk into a church..."

This might sound like the opening line of a joke, but on November 14, 15 and 16—that's exactly what's happening in New York City as Believe Out Loud joins Level Ground Film Festival to bring the Road Show to New York City.

Blog Jul, 16, 2014
Queering Iconography: Why I Wrote And Painted Holy Women Icons

As a scholar of Art and Religion, I have long known the power of images to evoke spiritual meaning, providing believers with a visual entry point into faith. As an ordained queer woman, I have also long known that much of iconography excludes anyone who looks and loves like me.

Blog Jun, 27, 2014
A Sanctuary Of Rainbows

I have never in my life heard a Pentecost sermon that began in total honesty. A Holy Week homily can easily start with “It is finished.” And who can resist the back-and-forth that begins Easter Sunday sermons around the world: “He is risen!” followed by an emotional “He is risen, indeed!”

The Pentecost story gives preachers no such easy start.

Blog Apr, 24, 2014
What Jesus Told Me

Playing a "gay Jesus" figure in Terrence McNally’s passion play "Corpus Christi" for the past eight years has given me a deeply intimate and awesomely sublime connection to the teachings of Jesus.

Blog Apr, 14, 2014
The Revelation Within

I remember a conversation I had soon after I left the monastery. I'd been a monk in a Roman Catholic religious order for a few years, and once I was back in the real world, a family member asked me what I wanted to do with my life. “I guess I’d like to be a writer,” I told him. “That’s wonderful, great to hear it! So what are you going to do about money in the mean time?”

Blog Jul, 25, 2013
I Am Gay Jesus: A Movement Empowered By Love

The play Corpus Christi is Terrence McNally’s visionary depiction of the Passion Play told through the lens of a young, gay Jesus.