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Greater NW Pride: Quitting Church

Brett Webb-Mitchell

11/10/2020

  Quitting Church   In an article this week on religionnews.com website, “Study finds that queer Christians quit the church twice as much as others,” Kathryn Post writes of a study by Brandi Woodell (sociology professor at Old Dominion University) and Philip Schwadel (social profession, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln), published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion that reports that “same-sex attraction, behavior, and queer identity is strongly associated with a decision to step ...


Patient? You Want Me to Be Patient?

11/4/2020

Patient? You Want Me to Be Patient?                   Now this is patience. Peter Fischer@pixabay I want to know who the ignoramus was that said, “Patience is a virtue.” What? You say it was Saint Paul? And he said it a few times? Maybe not exactly in those exact words, but pretty close? Oops. My bad. Sorry Paul.   And here’s proof:   Romans 8:25 – But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.   And then there’s Galatians 5:22-23 (which I almost hesitate ...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

11/4/2020

Patient? You Want Me to Be Patient?


Greater NW Pride: A Rushed Wedding

Brett Webb-Mitchell

11/3/2020

A Rushed Wedding   The below post started to spring up all over my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts in the last few weeks. I lost count of how many times this message, or something like it, sprung up, with pastors, ministers, rabbis, and priests from all denominations and religions, including some retired bishops of both The United Methodist Church and Episcopal Church, some who never “showed their hand” about where they stood on marriage equality before, offering officiating ...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

10/28/2020

My Silent Witness, Four Years Later


Greater NW Pride: Two Dads Coffee, LGBTQIA+ People, and the Church

Brett Webb-Mitchell

10/27/2020

Two Dads Coffee, LGBTQIA+ People, and the Church   Those who know me well will not be surprised when I write that I like to drink coffee in the morning, and sometimes into the afternoon, which I am currently doing as I write this blog. I prefer a dark roast, without half and half or sugar. Along the way I’ve collected mugs as well for drinking my coffee. And wherever I’ve been on pilgrimage around the world, I’ve tasted some great coffees, from Machu Pichu in Peru, to Spanish coffee in ...


Greater NW Pride: Pope Francis and the United Methodist Church

Brett Webb-Mitchell

10/22/2020

Pope Francis and The United Methodist Church   This is not the blog I was going to post this week. But one thing that I’ve learned in writing newspaper columns and personal essays is to go with the flow of the news when big events happen. The other blog that I was working on will be great next week as well.   The big news yesterday, October 21, 2020, happens to be Pope Francis making a pastoral move in the movie, “Francesco,” in which he says, on camera, that “homosexuals have a right to be ...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

10/21/2020

Two (or More) Annual Pledge Campaigns?


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

10/14/2020

The Church Talks About Death - Part 3 - Starting the Conversation


Greater NW Pride: Happy National Coming Out Day!

Brett Webb-Mitchell

10/12/2020

Happy National Coming Out Day!   Yesterday, October 11, 2020, was National Coming Out Day! My Facebook and Instagram accounts, along with Twitter feed, have been full of stories of coming out starting on Saturday night, Oct. 10, and are still popping up this morning on Oct. 12th.    National Coming Out Day started in 1988 to mark the anniversary of the first LGBTQIA+ March on Washington, DC, and is a day of affirmation, acceptance, and sharing the truth of one’s life with family and friends....


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