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Blog Dec, 01, 2017
Bearing the Light of Advent with Holy Women Icons

As much as we want to share gratitude during the season of Thanksgiving, prepare for the hope of Advent, or celebrate Christmas, it’s difficult because the holiday season can be tough for queer folks.

Disproportionately estranged from family means we often must create our own family.

Blog Dec, 21, 2016
Unafraid to Follow Stars

Tis the season! Those of us in ministry have spent this Advent rallying our minds, hearts and spirits to find celebratory tones of hope. 

Blog Dec, 17, 2016
Queering Mary, Queering Christmas

It’s no secret that the holidays are often a difficult time for queer people. Disproportionately estranged from family means we often must create our own family. While these chosen families can be tremendously life-giving, it’s tough not to long for our families of origin during Christmas time.

Blog Dec, 16, 2016
How This Queer Christian Is Choosing Joy

“Joy to the world, the Lord is come, let Earth receive her King!”

Blog Dec, 14, 2016
Might This Be Joy? A Witness To Audacious Love

I struggled to write this reflection. The central focus of Gaudete Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent, is the joyful anticipation of Christ’s birth, but how to write convincingly about joy when it eludes me as I wrestle as a single, gay Catholic away from home with the pain of loneliness?

Blog Dec, 09, 2016
Queering Advent: Reflections On Courage

"Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Blog Dec, 09, 2016
The Courage To Stand

As we journey through Advent we actively—wait. I am of Lakota heritage, and hold in my heart, in my prayers, and in my spirit, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, also waiting, and doing so actively. For well over a year the tribe has been objecting to a proposed route for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which would carry crude oil through their reservation lands.

Blog Dec, 08, 2016
Blog Dec, 05, 2016
The Courage To Turn Tables

Perhaps like many of you, I’m reeling and trying to wrap my head and heart around the election results. But maybe like fewer of you, I know this isn’t a new day or some new reality. 

Blog Dec, 02, 2016
Queering Advent: Reflections On Hope

During the season of Advent, when Christians around the world prepare for the coming of Christ, our families and communities come together to reflect on our spirituality and our beliefs. This year at Believe Out Loud, we’re queering the season of Advent, considering traditional Advent themes as we reflect on our work ahead toward justice for all LGBTQI people.

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