Blogs


Come Out

Brett Webb-Mitchell

5/22/2020

Come Out!   In the last week, I’ve had two opportunities to publicly, on pod-cast and television, “come out” as a gay man, again.    It’s a weird kind of phenomenon that non-LGBTQ+ people don’t get, simply because non-LGBTQ+ people didn’t and don't have to come “out” in a largely non-LGBTQ+ society. The norm in non-LGBTQ+ societies is most everyone is non-LGBTQ+, unless someone is otherwise, um, out about being LGBTQ+. Otherwise, it is not known or a "secret," in which only your mom and ...


Inspiring Geneorsity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

5/20/2020

Through a Pandemic, Your Leadership Inspires Generosity


The Rush to Re-Open: A Theological Reflection

Tim Overton-Harris

5/18/2020

Rev. Tim Overton-Harris reflects on what worship really means while gently questioning the eagerness with which we yearn to return to worship spaces during a pandemic.


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

5/13/2020

How Can I Keep from Singing?


Greater PNW Pride: What CNN's Anderson Cooper Might Teach Us About Being Church

Brett Webb-Mitchell

5/13/2020

What CNN’s Anderson Cooper as “Dad” Might Teach Us About Being Church    There is no other comparable experience like becoming a parent. It is simply overwhelming. Being present at the birth of my children, holding their mom’s hand, breathing with her through her contractions, being in the birthing room, cutting the umbilical cord of both children, and then holding them in my arms as their mom was taken away to be cleaned up, is seared into my memory. While their mom had nine months to ...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

5/6/2020

Q and A: COVID Stewardship


Greater NW Pride: Giving Blood, Plasma, and Discrimination Against Gay Men in COVID-19 Pandemic

Brett Webb-Mitchell

5/5/2020

Giving Blood, Plasma, and Discrimination Against Gay Men in COVID 19 Pandemic   Last week’s blog covered discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in health services. One person wrote back the same day I posted the blog, asking,  “How are LGBTQ+ people being discriminated against in terms of health services?”   Here’s how gay men in particular are currently discriminated against by health services in the US: your Red Cross bloodmobiles and blood drives, many of which are sponsored by your friendly...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

4/29/2020

Nervous About Talking Money? Time to Get Over It.


Greater NW Pride: First, Do No Harm and LGBTQ+ People

Brett Webb-Mitchell

4/29/2020

  First, Do No Harm and LGBTQ+ People   While our divided and undivided attention is focused on the local and national response to COVID 19, it is important to remember that in other parts of the government, business is being done in our name. Several offices have not shut down, even if people are obeying a shelter-in-place order. And works of justice, or injustice in this case, are proceeding as if there was no COVID 19 pandemic.   For example, the Trump administration removed a policy put ...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

4/22/2020

Post-COVID Future for the Church? Start Planning Now.


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