“How does the story of God at work in our world impact our decisions as we are involved with the lives of the people in our congregations?” Pastor Mary Anne Isaak, reflecting on the lives of queer people and their loved ones within the congregations she’s served and on her own life as a woman … Continue reading Does God Make Room? Story Weaving with 1 Samuel
All theology is contextual. I like to think of context as the story of a thing: in the case of theology, it is the who, what, when, where, why and how that shapes the process and content of biblical, spiritual and ethical understandings. Often when I’m talking about theology and LGBTQ inclusion, I’m exploring contexts … Continue reading Story, Theology & Making Room
Photo: Mary Anne Isaak and I on a road trip (with Jon in his veggie oil VW) from Fresno, CA to Vancouver, BC for the 2010 Mennonite Brethren Bi-National Gathering. I’ve posted five reflections on the US and Canadian Mennonite Brethren (MB) Executive Boards’ (EBs) interference in the publication of On Holy Ground. 1. I … Continue reading Making Room: Can We Have a Conversation?
Three pages sounded the alert. The CCMBC and USMB Executive Boards (EBs) sprang into action. Even though the MB Historical Commission (HC) had already reviewed, approved, printed and distributed the first copies of On Holy Ground, the EBs–who are not part of the HC’s normal publishing process–swooped in to save the day. They saved the … Continue reading When They Silenced Her, They Silenced Us All