Where Have They All Gone? Part 2: Facing Facts on the Exclusion of LGBT in the Church

I've been reading Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird for my expository writing class. It's stretching me as a person and as an author. I cried my way through the last chapter a few weeks ago, and I want to share just a snippet here with you: And this is another reason to write: people need us, … Continue reading Where Have They All Gone? Part 2: Facing Facts on the Exclusion of LGBT in the Church

Where Have They All Gone? Part 1: Considering a Spiritless Church

My school recently renovated our student center. It's beautiful and new and exiting, complete with cafeteria restaurants and gender-neutral bathrooms. As a whole, our campus is fairly diverse---right in the heart of Detroit. We're situated between churches, mosques, museums, art galleries, concert halls, and iconic bars. My friends and fellow students on campus are a … Continue reading Where Have They All Gone? Part 1: Considering a Spiritless Church

An Argument for a Substantive Communion

An elderly woman in the front row was having a heart attack. The church had wooden pews and stained-glass windows of various biblical scenes. Speaking from the large maple-wood pulpit, the priest was halfway through his sermon when the woman showed signs of trouble. The couple sitting along the same pew slid over to her to help. In hushed whispers, … Continue reading An Argument for a Substantive Communion