This is My Body

(We are so grateful for our intern, Lindsey Mosher Trozzo, who gave us the gift of this homily on Sunday.) This is my body. This is my body that grounds me, that bring me down to earth when I get lost in my head, my hypotheticals, my plans, my criticisms, my should and should-nots. This is my body that reminds …

What is Love?

We are told in 1 John 4:16 that “God is love.” It seems a simple and, by now, obvious thing to say, but what does it really mean? It turns out that most of what we think it means has been determined by straight, white men, which means that our understanding of love and all its related fields – sex, …

David Loved Jonathon

This past Sunday was rough.  I am pleased to see so much happening in the wake of the events in Charleston.  Seeing Confederate flags removed in Alabama and initiatives to do the same throughout the South is encouraging.  However, there is so much more to do than change the racist décor.  While we endeavor to keep the quest for racial …

It’s the Queer Bits That Save Us

Michael Warner, in Fear of a Queer Planet, defines queer as “resistance to the regimes of the normal.”  I can’t think of a better way to describe life in God.  Yet we see in our examination of these two early churches, the Jerusalem church described in Acts and the Beloved Community of the Johannine literature, an attempt to focus on …