Eyes to See: Worthy to Be Seen, Loved and Called


By Eli Palacios A friend of mine was recently ordained by the United Church of Christ and installed as a pastor in a congregation. As I witnessed these events, I felt joy and wonder: the younger me who grew up in church could have never imagined a queer same gender loving person being celebrated and … Continue reading Eyes to See: Worthy to Be Seen, Loved and Called

Eyes to See: A New ‘Normal’ in Pastoring


By Rev. Emma Loane “You know that ministry is incredibly inefficient and perpetually messy, right?” This was the troubling realization I came to during a two-night solo retreat immediately after saying ‘yes’ to serving a congregation as their Associate Pastor. This was a retreat that I had planned several weeks earlier to set some time … Continue reading Eyes to See: A New ‘Normal’ in Pastoring

Eyes to See: A Long Resistance


By Regina Shands Stoltzfus I believe that peace is possible, and that justice is something that can happen. As a peace studies professor, former pastor and occasional preacher, I revisit these beliefs frequently because I also believe in telling the truth, as best as I know it. And if I didn’t believe that this messed … Continue reading Eyes to See: A Long Resistance

Eyes to See: A Journey Toward Liberation for All


By Jason Carson Wilson Life is brimming with epiphanies. However, rose-colored glasses can keep you from seeing and experiencing various realities. Due to a mixture of naïveté and microaggressions, looking at life through those rose-colored glasses kept me from seeing the truth — all people identifying as men, women, and gender non-conforming aren’t treated equally. … Continue reading Eyes to See: A Journey Toward Liberation for All