Poem written by the Mother of a Catholic Abuse-Survivor

My dear daughter. You are beloved and the light of my life. However, I abhor the person you have become while being in Catholic school. You have succumbed to their lies. You have believed the teachings of some Catholic Church women. These holier-than-thou, self-righteous women who blame the victims of childhood sexual abuse for somehow … More Poem written by the Mother of a Catholic Abuse-Survivor

The Bible and LGBTQ

One of the most important blessings I have experienced by attending seminary at Saint Paul School of Theology is a greater sense of peace with the grey areas of ministry. So often I would doubt myself and give too much credibility to those spiritual leaders with the loudest voices – especially those who seemed to … More The Bible and LGBTQ

Christ and The Human Body United by Grace (Romans 6:1-11)

INTRODUCTION Augustine of Hippo is considered one of the forth century Christian bishops who wrote in defense of Christian teachings while effectively refuting early Christian heresies. As a young man, Augustine was associated with the dualistic, gnostic religion called Manichaeism.[1] Manichaeism rejected material things, like the fleshly human body, as dark and sinful while exalting … More Christ and The Human Body United by Grace (Romans 6:1-11)

On Father’s Day

It is interesting to note in sacred scripture that the only relationship not mentioned by Jesus to be riddled with conflict is the relationship between a father and his daughter. Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I … More On Father’s Day

Sacred Stillness

Canyon Camp, Oklahoma is a Methodist retreat center sheltered by the deep solid red earth walls of Devil’s Canyon. Walking along the depths of this canyon one can sense the wagon trains that sought refuge along these same earthen walls. One’s eternal spirit intimately recognizes a universal sacredness here known by the both the ancient … More Sacred Stillness