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Bible Abuse

Confronting Bible Abuse
Confronting Bible Abuse, Part 2: Beginning Again with God
Confronting Bible Abuse, Part 3: Building a Support Network
Overcoming Bible Abuse, Part 4: Re-Discovering the Bible as a Book of Freedom


Mysteries of Christmas
   Supplement - Have Astronomers Found the Star of Bethlehem?
Christ in the Poor and Smelly Manger
Life is what happens to you
"I'll Be Home for Christmas..." Welcoming the Homeless God
Jesus: The Kiss of the Lonely God and the Lonely Man
Good Gifts Come in Small Packages
Dear Santa?
God Comes in the Night: A Reflection for Christmas
Engaging Life
The Biggest Gift of All
And Now, After the Holidays - the Real Saint Nick
Keeping the Season

Coming Back to God

Coming Back to God
What Does It Mean To Be A GLBT Christian?
Being Spiritual In A Non-spiritual World

Where Do I Go From Here?
Am I Really Still Saved?

Sex and God Together? - Let's Do it!
A Light Shining Through Life's Rough Seas
The Jordan Road
The Way We Are
Love Deficit
A Particular God
Social Distancing...from God
Our Home in God
God Calls Us


The Glorious Wounds of Easter
Thank God It's Friday
Pentecost: The Real Easter
Father, forgive them...
The Good Thief  - Ave, Crux, Spes Unica!(Hail, O Cross, Our Only Hope!)
Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!
The Significance of Footwashing
His Sacrament of Love
Easter & the Coronavirus


Really Trusting In God
Spiritual Awakening
Mercy, Not Sacrifice

Praise the Lord!
Sin Obsession
I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can!
The Legalistic Mind
The Devil
Afraid of God
Intellectualizing God
Sin and the Commandments to Love
The Simple Gospel of Jesus Christ
A Servant of God
Let Go and Let God
The Holy Spirit
Hero Worship - Our Need to Idolize
God's Ways Are Not Our Ways
Putting God First- A Call for a Revived Heart
Our Friendship with God
Complain, complain, complain- (the opposite of thanksgiving)
Living Faith
The Body of Christ
Following Christ's Suffering Service
The Power of Fear
God in Not in the Fire
"Why Go and Do Likewise"
Faith and Action: The Great Disconnect
Why Would A Loving God Send Anyone to Hell?
Heaven Is Where God Is - Part 2 of "Why Would A Loving God Send Anyone to Hell?"
God's Toughest Lessons
The Lukewarm Christian
Why Leaving The Church Might Be The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Spiritual Life
The Priority-Driven Life
God Is Near
The New Atheists and the Excuse That Science Kills God
"Good" and "Happy" Shake Hands
Not Everyone Who Says to Me,'Lord, Lord'...
Remove Your Sandals
The Peace That Passes All Understanding
The Loneliness of Saints
Come and See
Why did God put the Tree in the Garden if He knew we would fail?
On Keeping Faith In Dark Times...
A Home for the Homeless
The Love of Money
The Power of Trust


Forgiveness: Putting the Ghosts to Rest
Ghosts that haunt us
Humbling Ourselves Before God - Our Need for Forgiveness
The Day I Had to Apologize to a Stranger
You Don't Have to Forgive
Jesus' Forgiveness

GLBT Christians & the Church

A Letter to Christians Who Don't Like Us
14 Responses to 14 Fundamentalist Christian Myths
The Ex-Gay Illusion
Born Gay?
We Are All God's Children
Why Go to Church?
Christianity is fine, but please don't mention the church
It is our Church too.
The Bottom Line
The Joy of Being
Yeshua In Our Midst
Gay and Holy?
A Bunch of Nice Words about Love?
It's Time
An Open Commentary to the United Methodist Church and all Christians of Good Faith
"What is a straight guy like you doing in affirming ministry?"
Whose Lives?
Does God Want To Display His Work In You?
The Gay Body - Incarnating Christianity
Gays Who Pray?
Calling Out the Church
Finding God Through All the Hate
When They Want Us Are We Being Ministered to, or Marketed to?
Letting Out Our Light
Love in the Shadows
"Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus"
Bread, Circuses, Christians and Lions
"The Problem With Bein' A Preacher's Kid"
Are We Anybody?
Danger - and Opportunity
The Embrace of Three Mothers Who Warmed My Faith
Our Chance to Say Thanks
The Pharisee's Worst Nightmare
Setting the Spirit Free
The Pause That Refreshes
Things That Make Us Go "Duh"
The Wayward Wind
Modern Pharisees
The Highway
Heresy is a Cruel Mistress
From Wanderers to Warriors
Whistling in the Dark
Like the Angels
Out of the Closet-Gay Catholics
Sodom and the K Word
I'm a Groomer
Vital Differences

God's Family

It's All About People
The Parable of the Prodigal Father
Family Values
God's Love for Transgender People
Reaching Out To Everybody
A Place at the Table
The Love of God Knows No Bounds: Our Adoption As God's Children
A Spontaneous Eruption of Family
Who Is My Neighbor?
Making Lemonade Out of Love
Entertaining Angels Unawares
Touching Lepers
Love in Community
God Embraces Us
Why I Give To Homeless People
Being A Good Neighbor
No Outcasts
Eye to Eye
A People Divided


Reckless Grace by Michael Yaconelli
Granting Grace
All Souls-Without Exception


Lessons of a former Homophobe
The Real Reason Straight Americans Can't Accept Gay Americans
A Macho's Embrace
Evil Invaders from Outer Space
Bad Religion
Picture of a Black Hole


The Adulteress
Jesus and the "Immoral" Woman
The Prince and the Product
God's Disciples: A Motley Crew
Jesus Christ: The True Mirror of Ourselves
Jesus: A Rebel With A Cause
The 3 Temptations of Jesus
Jesus the Good Shepherd
The Coming of God
Christians Who Still Don't Get What Jesus Is All About
What If Jesus Was Here Today?
God's Loving Embrace
Feeding the Multitudes
Saved from Drowning
Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
Passing As Someone Else
Hearing Jesus' Voice
Acting Like Jesus


Everyone’s A Critic
Me, me, me!
My Stuff

The Politics of Forgiveness as the Politics of Christ
Us vs. Them
Let Your Light Shine
Armchair Christians
Choices and Options
High Anxiety
Sticks & Stones
I Strongly Agree
Dealing with Difference
Everything Changes
Peer Pressure
A Gay Pro-life Catholic
The Love of Money
What We Have Left Undone
Our Modern World - how much we have truly strayed
expectations, not so great
the moment matters
the church has no volunteers - oh my
Lift Every Voice
What's My Line?
Keeping in Touch
Stuck in the Past
Just Being You
You Are Welcome
The Self-Centered Christian
Our Possessions that Possess Us
God's Watching Eyes
Clearer Vision
Our Freedom To Choose
The Unexamined Life
Feelings & Emotions
The Temptations of Life
Warming the Pews
Things Christians Do That Are Fundamentally Against Jesus' Teachings
What A Slum Village Taught Me About Real Community
The Power of Words
One Bird's Song
Our Unwillingness to Change


Finding Love
Love SOC (Stream of Consciousness)
The Most Spiritual Thing You Can Ever Do
Seeing the Good in Everyone
Love Don't Need A Reason

When Doves Attack!

Won by Love
Opening the Door

Let Us Love One Another
The Compassionate Heart
Love and Love Again
Difficult People in Our Lives
Empathy & Compassion
Christ's Love: A Harsh and Dreadful Love
Love Your Enemies...Why?

Love for the Despised


Something About Mary
One "Yes" Leads to Another
Held High
Say "Yes!" to God


I Don’t Like Myself Much
Passing Along Pain

Our Tape Recorder
Pain & Healing
Going Back To That Place
Dark Christians
the wounds that bind us
suicide is not painless
Words and hands that kill
The Pain of Loss
Why Me?
The Crooked Path to God
Our Beautiful Brokenness
The Pain of a Broken Heart
The Poverty of Loneliness and the Christian Antidote of Community
Life's a bitch and then you die
The Blessing is Next to the Wound


Lack of Faith? Or Will of God?
The Lord's Prayer
Reflection on Prayer
When the Spirit Prays
Praying for Others
What Comes Naturally
Sustaining Our Prayer Life - A Study Guide
You are exactly where God wants you to be...for now.
Prayer in our walk with God
Distracted Christians


Our Father
The Six Most Important Words
Along the Way
Bread of Life
Praying Naked
"I've fallen and I can't get up"
Looking into the Mirror with Augustine: A Reflection on his Confessions
Puzzlements at Cana
Looking and listening for the Good Shepherd
Precarious Ambiguity
“I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me", Philippians 4:13
Baptismal Grace and Rampaging Santas
On Discernment: Two Pitfalls to Avoid
For Every Time There's A Season: Praying Through Life's Changes
Less Is More
Learning to Fly
Droplets in the Ocean
Second Autumn
a matter of heart
In Praise of Women - A Gay Man's Perspective
Superman's Splinter (Or Is It a Log?)
Loneliness is such a terrible thing
Enter through the Narrow Gate
Welcome the "Little Children"
Chop Wood and Carry Water
on Divine gifts & human rights
The Gospel According to Marge Gunderson
To Be In the World But Not of the World
Birds of a Feather
Waters of Life
Mrs. Quakenbush's Kumquats

The "Straight" Voice
Damaged Fruit
"My Vocation is Love"- A Reflection of the the Life of Therese of Lisieux
Through the Car-Wash With God
Swimming in God's Love
Skulls are "IN" this year
Going on a Spiritual Diet
An Authentic Life Without Regret
A Mystery Inscrutable
God Sees the Heart
Collateral Damage
We Are Because of God
A New Life, A New Self
Everything I Looked At
The Treadmill of Good Intentions
How A Child Saved My Life
A Memory of My Mother
The Metaphor of the "House"
A Time of Great Uncertainty
A Call For Repentance
Our Dark Shadows
Time for a Reset
Pulling Weeds
Examining Our Hearts to Purify Our Souls
The Land always Remembers
La Buena Hora (The Good Hour)


Seeing with the Eyes of God
The Wilderness

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Resurrection From Rejection
Kingdom Without Walls
The Christian Perfectionist
Judge Not...
"True" Christians Are A Mess!
the eternal wanderer
Be On Your Guard...Stay Awake!
Seeds of Thought
Positively Negative
Deeper Spirituality: A Closer Walk With God
The Love of the Poor: The Criteria For Our Final Judgment
to be the image of God
Spiritual Spic 'n Span
A Portrait of A Disciple of Jesus
living outside the cocoon
The Metaphor of the Journey
The Inside of the Cup
Rising To New Life
Discovering Your True Self
Pruning Our Hearts
Wounds of Joy
Emptying Ourselves
Jesus Heals the Crippled Woman


Searching for Noah’s Ark
Genesis 1 - Science and the Bible
The Spirit and the Flesh, Part 1: Fulfilling Christ's Law of Love
The Revelation Given to John
Is the Shroud of Turin Really Christ's Burial Cloth?
Biblical Inspiration and Authority
The Final Piece That Brought Peace
Reading the Bible Spiritually

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