Posts Tagged ‘a voice crying in the wilderness’

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Exilic Theology

30 December, 2017

A new study has shown that of the 100 largest churches in America 7 have a person of colour as their pastor, 1 has a woman as their pastor, and 0 are LGBTQ-affirming. A faith that once offered hospitality and hope to the disenfranchised and minoritised outsider has become the arm of the white, straight, cisgender man. We have seen this approach to faith before and we have seen how it ends:


Enslaved by monarchical theology in Egypt,

an exodus restored freedom to the oppressed.


Ruled by monarchical theology in a divided kingdom,

an exile restored commitment to the poor, the widow, and the orphan.


Dominated by monarchical theology under Rome, a pacifist Messiah ate and drank with tax collectors and sex workers and brought them salvation.


The church must abandon supremacist theology

or face a new exodus.


The church must abandon patriarchal theology

or face a new exile.


The church must listen to the messianic voices of and among the LGBTQ community

or they will lose the way to salvation.

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Poem 1612

4 January, 2017

‚ÄčInjustice came and I ran.

I ran to the politicians, but they said you’ve no power here.

I ran to the courts, but they said you’ve no voice here.

I ran to my faith, but it said you’ve no redemption here.

I ran to the shelters, but they said you’ve no place here.

I ran to my blood, but its beat had stilled.

I ran to the rock and hid beneath it.

Injustice found me and used the rock to seal my grave.

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Trans Women in Media

25 March, 2016

I want trans women detectives and lawyers.
I want trans women artists and beatniks.
I want trans women piloting starships.
I want trans women raising families.
I want trans women working as social workers, teachers, and counselors.
I want trans women nurses, doctors, and surgeons.
I want trans women working with engines.
I want trans women running cabs and subways.
I want trans women doing what people do and
I want what what they do to be what they do and not just who they are.
I want to see my life and the lives of those I love up on the screen.
I want characters who represent me, who show my potential for greatness, and my darkest self doubts.
I want trans women in media because
I want to see myself
                                      and know I belong.