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Blog Nov, 30, 2016
My Hope Is In Us

Advent is the great liturgical season of waiting. We yearn, we search, and we reach out, and we dream of Immanuel who will walk amoung us. We spend much time preparing our homes and our churches for the holiday, and we wait.

Blog Nov, 23, 2016
“Stay Woke” This Thanksgiving!

As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time's spiritual significance. 

Blog Nov, 18, 2016
10 Transgender Christians Share Their Journey Stories—Part III

As we honor and celebrate Trans Awareness Week, we pause today to honor the journeys of transgender and gender nonconforming people of faith by sharing the 10 journey stories below. These blogs are all written by transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, Two Spirit, and gender nonconforming people of faith, a majority of whom identify as Christian.

Blog Nov, 18, 2016
Painting Emily For Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Trigger Warning: description of depression and suicide

Her name was Emily. 

As a pastor, I was always happy to have someone new visit the congregation. 

So I was particularly thrilled when Emily scheduled a meeting with me after visiting worship for the first time. 

Blog Nov, 17, 2016
We Need A Movement For Trans Resilience

This week marks Trans Awareness Week, which culminates with Trans Day of Remembrance. TDOR (Trans Day of Remembrance) is that moment that many of us dread, because it is the ritual where we mindfully mark the passing of our Trans siblings, many of whom are Trans Women of Color who are victims of relentless violence and the hatred of difference.

Blog Nov, 16, 2016
The Lord’s Prayer For Transgender Awareness

This week is Transgender Awareness week, a week when we turn our attention to understanding the experiences and needs of the transgender community. It’s also a week that concludes with the Transgender Day of Remembrance this Sunday, on Nov. 20th.  

Blog Nov, 15, 2016
Transgender Awareness Is Not Enough

I am sick of Transgender Awareness.

November is a month that has become riddled with our religious allies checking off the box for transgender "issues"—often with a special service that turns the death of transgender women of color into a sort of morbid pageant.

Blog Nov, 14, 2016
How I Face My Anxiety & Fears

I am a former “sufferer.” Sufferer is a term that David Johnson uses to describe people that experience panic and anxiety. David is a former sufferer and has a clinic in New Zealand to help people that suffer from anxiety and panic attacks. 

Blog Nov, 07, 2016
Believe Out Loud's Commitment Beyond The Ballot

Over the last several days, the Believe Out Loud team has been posting, writing, emailing, and tweeting to encourage community members to share why, as LGBTQI-affirming people of faith, we all vote, march, disrupt, lobby, write letters, protest, or use other tools to press for justice in public life.

Blog Nov, 07, 2016
Beyond The Ballot, We Cannot Rest

Daily, we have borne witness to the divisive language and tactics that have been employed during the 2016 Election.

I have often had to remind myself: God is still in control and all things happen according to His plan.

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