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Jun 24, 2017

Depicted clockwise: Spirit of Maná, Spirit of Aloha, Poli’ahu, Pelé, Hina, NāMaka, Papahānoumoku

It started with Pelé, the Hawai’ian Volcano Goddess who governs fire, lightning, volcanoes, and the flow of lava. When my little family set off on a big adventure in June 2015, I knew I’d research and paint her as a Holy Woman Icon.

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Angela YarberFounder and Creative Director, Holy Women Icons Project
Jun 16, 2017

Does the overlap between Trump country and the areas most deeply burdened by the opioid addiction epidemic trouble you, as it does me? One thing it suggests to me is the value in seeing Donald Trump—who he is and what he does—as a drug. 

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Janet EdwardsPresbyterian Minister, More Light Presbyterians
Jun 23, 2017

I was 13 and sitting in the basement of my childhood home in the Amish-laden countryside of Pennsylvania.

Blogger:Crystal CheathamCreator of Our Bible App, Ghostwriter, & Host of Podcast Lord Have Mercy
Jun 14, 2017

Last month, Newark, New Jersey’s Cardinal Joseph Tobin welcomed a pilgrimage of LGBT Catholics to the archdiocese’s Cathedral of the Sacred Heart—a gesture that is being hailed as a major step forward in the pastoral care of LGBT people here in the U.S.

Blogger:Robert ShineYoung Adult and Social Media Coordinator, New Ways Ministry
Jun 09, 2017

“...then their eyes were opened and they recognized him.” –Luke 24:31

Jesus will find us anywhere. As soon as we give him permission, his quest for our hearts is endless.  

I remember when I first came out as queer—first to myself, next to my first girlfriend and friends, and lastly to family.

Blogger:Rev. Katherine Katsanis-SemelFounder, KaTransformations
Jun 21, 2017

The annual conference I attended last week with Reconciling Ministries Network was like other trips to annual conferences in many ways—except for one small feature. It was at the beach, Jekyll Island specifically. By recommendation of a friend, on my last night there, I went over to driftwood beach.

Blogger:Rev. Kim Sorrells Georgia Field Organizer, Reconciling Ministries Network
Jun 07, 2017

June is Pride Month for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities across the country—and parades abound.

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