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Greater NW Pride From Closet to Resurrection

Brett Webb-Mitchell

4/17/2019

From Closet to Resurrection     In a recent Facebook posting (April 16, 2019), from “Friend of Dorothy Book,” there was an entry called “Reasons not to stay in The Closet: 1. It’s dark; 2. It smells; 3. It’s lonely; 4. It’s only big enough for one person; 5. It’s exhausting to lie all the time; 6. You might end up in Narnia." https://www.facebook.com/FriendofDorothyBook/photos/a.343204645768504/2110528405702777/?type=3&theater   On “The Rachel Maddow Show” on April 15, 2019, in Rachel’s ...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

4/17/2019

The Value of a Building


Greater NW Pride: Publicity! How to Affirm LGBTQ+ People in Our Churches

Brett Webb-Mitchell

4/10/2019

Publicity! How to Affirm LGBTQ+ in Our Churches   In a recent article published on-line in The Advocate, Sam Brinton, who works with the Trevor Project, wrote an interesting article about the difference of being a “welcoming” community of faith, which simply “welcomes” those of us who are LGBTQ+ , and nothing more. Meanwhile, an affirming church affirms that God created us all—male, female, and non-binary, LGBTQ+ —in God’s image. In other words, God is not only male, female, and non-binary, but...


Easter's Almost Here: Watch the Jargon

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

4/10/2019

Easter's Almost Here: Watch the Jargon


Spirit Alive: It's Time for a Bit More Jesus

Lowell Greathouse

4/4/2019

What Can the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth Teach Us About Our Own Life and Times?


Greater NW Pride: Transgender Visibility Day and Other LGBTQ+ Days

Brett Webb-Mitchell

4/4/2019

Transgender Visibility Day and Other LGBTQ+ Days   Happy Transgender Visibility Day! After seeing all the rainbow bunting, flags, t-shirts, and stoles on so many United Methodist Church websites, Facebook posting, and Instagram accounts after the vote taken by the UMC General Conference in February 2019, I thought it would be helpful to share with those UMC churches who are supportive of LGBTQ clergy, lay leaders, and lay members other ways of supporting those of us in the LGBTQ+ community. I...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

4/3/2019

Make. It. Easy. To. Read.


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

3/27/2019

One Important Word: What was Your Name Again?


Greater NW Pride: What Does it Mean to be an “Ally” in the LGBTQ+ Movement?

Brett Webb-Mitchell

3/25/2019

What Does it Mean to be an “Ally” in the LGBTQ+ Movement?   From time to time, in and among my LGBTQ+ friends, we joke about getting our “membership card” when we come out of our respective closets, receiving a list of what is the “gay agenda,” in which we strive for ultimate world power, somewhere between waking up, coffee brewed, showering, going to work, work, lunch break, take over the world, work some more, coffee break, and going home to make a “fabulous” meal before we turn in and go to...


Greater NW Pride: What Does LGBTQ+ Mean? A Primer

Brett Webb-Mitchell

3/21/2019

What Does LGBTQ+ Mean? A Primer   Language matters. And naming and labeling matters. One’s “sexual orientation” is a social construct and context dependent, which we all use to identify and self-identify just one part of our life. So, I am a gay, cisgender, white, male, Christian, who prefers the personal pronoun “he/him/his;” I am able bodied and hearing. Our gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, age, ability, hearing, being deaf, disability, socioeconomic class, and religion also matter and ...


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