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Monthly Archive for February, 2010

This I Believe

I grew up in a conservative Christian community. And I am thankful for that upbringing. I was taught that it was important to “believe the right things.”  I could easily give you a top ten list today of these “right beliefs.”  The tenets of the faith were handed down to me and I held them […]

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Jesus said the following about homosexuality,  ”  .” That’s it, period. Now Jesus did talk about heterosexuality, marriage, and divorce.  But that is another post. If it were not for grace, we would ALL be in trouble. Thanks be to God.

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I’ve been wanting to write this letter for a while. I have heard that some of your pastors, priests, rabbis, or imams have unfortunately misled you regarding your son or daughter’s sexual orientation.  We have made your burden heavier, not lighter. As a clergy person, I want to apologize to you. I am very sorry.  […]

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A Wounded Healer

I was recently asked to visit a sweet, humble angel who was 96 years old. She knew she was dying, and her family was around her bedside.  After talking with the family for awhile, I turned toward the patient and introduced myself.  She smiled when I told her I was a chaplain and she whispered […]

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