Category: LGBTQ+

Black and white photo of a trans/genderqueer person at a Pride parade holding a sign reading "Harvey Milk, Larry Kramer".

Pride Month Feature: Lindsey Jorgensen-Skakum

I’m excited and honoured to introduce to you my friend and colleague, Lindsey Jorgensen-Skakum. I first met Lindsey when they were finishing their final year at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon while I was beginning my first year. Warm and welcoming in a kind and hearty way, Lindsey demonstrated the kind of hospitality and community we all desire when entering…

Picture of what man with dark curly hair standing in a city alley in front of a white brick wall.

Pride Month Feature: Jamie Arpin-Ricci

I’m excited to you introduce to you today author and pastor Jamie Arpin-Ricci. Jamie and his wife, Kim, are pastors and leaders in the Little Flowers Community – an urban worship space and intentional community with Mennonite Church Manitoba and Youth with A Mission in Winnipeg, Canada. From the Little Flowers Community website: “We are Christians who share life, faith &…

Black and white pic of two women each holding an infant.

Pride Month Feature: Mariko and Rachel Tinaya

I’m thrilled to introduce you all to Mariko and Rachel Tinaya with their beautiful children, Eli and Sparrow. I first met Mariko when I began my grad work in the Urban Studies program at Eastern University. She was an intelligent, insightful, cheerful person already a year advanced in the program. I was deeply unsure of my place in the MAUS…

Pam Rocker with black t-shirt which reads "It's all fun and gay until someones loses their rights."

Pride Month Feature: Pam Rocker

I’m excited to introduce to you fellow sojourner on this journey call life, Pam Rocker. Pam has dedicated herself to dwelling in the messy in-between of faith communities and the LGBTQ2S+ community. Name: Pam Rocker Pronoun: she/hers   Raised in a conservative Christian evangelical home, Pam originally planned to become a missionary. The reality of her sexual orientation coupled with…

Celebrating Pride Month

June is Pride month. To celebrate, I’ll be featuring LGBTQ+ faith and spiritual leaders who are passionate about justice and community. I’m excited to be sharing the words and vision of these people with all of you! So much wisdom to learn from and so much hope. Stay tuned for Friday posts! In the meantime, here are just a few…

Dear Nefoos, On Understanding Women’s Marches as Deep Spiritual Practice

Dear nefoos, Millions of people are participating in marches across the US and Canada this weekend. It’s Women’s March 2018. The aim? “The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.” (taken from Women’s March Mission Statement, website, 2018). You all may be too young right now…

“Fluidity” (from BiRevGal Blog)

Fluidity is beautiful. I remember the first time I came into contact with this word. In fact, I remember the exact day. I had purchased a copy of a book. “Sexual Fluidity, Understanding Women’s Love and Desire.” I saw in a bookstore in 2010. I cracked it open in a coffee shop, and I dared […] via Fluid. — BiRevGal Blog

Support for Bi People of Faith

I offered a didactic on ‘LGBTQ+ Health in Spiritual Care’ during my recent CPE Unit. Do you know what I discovered? There were hardly any credible pastoral care/spiritual care resources for LGBTQ+ people. I wasn’t surprised. Saddened, but not surprised.   As I sifted through what little I could, I began to realize once again that there is practically nothing…

When the Parade Wraps Up…

“By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.” -Thomas Merton “What happened once I started distributing…

A Prayer for Pride Week — Dave Barnhart’s Blog

God of ceaseless revelation, You came out to Create; Said, “You are made in my image, male, female, or otherwise, for I am all genders.” You made humans to be in relationship with each other, naked and unashamed. But we shut you up. We said “Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve,” and we […] via A Prayer for Pride Week —…