Liturgy, Derek Webb, Self-Compassion and Liberation


Remember that time I designed a chapel service around Derek Webb songs? I’ll set the scene for you. It was Holy Week 2010. I was about to turn 30. I was the registrar at a small seminary that had been transitioning toward a merger with its neighboring Christian university, and I had spent several months … Continue reading Liturgy, Derek Webb, Self-Compassion and Liberation

Eyes to See: An Invitation to New Sight


By Steff Fenton A note from Michelle As the season of Epiphany draws to a close with Ash Wednesday just days away, I offer you the last of this series, Eyes to See. I hope you have been invited and challenged in each piece to see in new ways the path of liberation that leads … Continue reading Eyes to See: An Invitation to New Sight

Eyes to See: We Have Not Arrived


By Eleanor Anne Dote “For now we see only a reflection, as in a mirror, but then we will see face to face.  Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12, NRSVUE Anne Lamott once wrote, “The opposite of faith is not … Continue reading Eyes to See: We Have Not Arrived

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