Tag: transgender

  • Reclaiming Jesus from the Evangelicals

    Reclaiming Jesus from the Evangelicals

      I asked her if she had read a certain Christian's blog that we both followed at one time. "No," she replied. "I don't keep up with anything out of the Evangelical community any more." I didn't have to ask why; I already knew.  The[..]
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  • We Are All Trans to God

    We Are All Trans to God

    I don't actually know her but I met her father a long time ago, back when she was his son. Nobody is born into the world hoping for a difficult life. No kid growing up ever wants to be shunned, disowned by their own family.[..]
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  • All My Favorite People

    All My Favorite People

    Some of my friends quit church long ago, disappointed and/or hurt by a hierarchy of patriarchy, a system designed specifically to suppress the voices of all but the men in power. Just this past week I heard a woman with a doctorate declare that the[..]
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  • At Our Core

    At Our Core

    I had a discussion with a friend today.  We both grew up in communities where stories were our daily bread. Front-porch sitting kind of stories. Old people stories. Stories about our neighbors and about people we didn't even know. Everybody always had a story about[..]
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  • Finding God in Unexpected Places

    Finding God in Unexpected Places

      If 2017 taught me anything, it taught me to be thankful that life's journey brought me to Oregon. My relationship with Oregon has been awkward at times, leaving me feeling mostly like an outsider, the immigrant in a land of immigrants. Oregon has changed[..]
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