Posts Categorized: Gender

Genealogy Gems

Unexpected Surprises What genealogies reveal by Rebecca Lister    Do you ever get irritated when reading genealogies in the Bible? All that “so-and-so begat so-and-so…” Most of the time, we just skip over these lists of unpronounceable names to get to the good parts that really matter. Yet, genealogies hold deep meaning for us if we… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Open our minds A Revised Common Lectionary resource for April 15 by Magdalena I. García “Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures.” – Luke 24:45 Read the full lectionary passage here When we waste food while others go hungry, open our minds to understand the scriptures. When we ignore the homeless and judge… Read more »

The Unglued Church

Can We Talk About Sexism? In #metoo conversations, the church can do better by Susan Rothenberg   Here’s a statistic that you may or may not find startling. A study by PC(USA) Research Services in 2016 revealed 84% of female teaching elders have experienced discrimination, prejudice or harassment based upon their gender. Yet, 48% of male… Read more »

The Unglued Church

Building new ramps Can we connect people who love God but not church?  By Susan Rothenberg   One of the reasons I am grateful for Facebook, despite its dastardly power to distract me from the useful tasks I should be doing, is that social media has reacquainted me with people I haven’t seen nor heard… Read more »

A Mote in Minerva’s Eye

Seeing without categorizing Global citizens and universal aliens Our citizenship is in heaven by Anita Coleman One planet. 57.3 million miles of surface land. 7.4 billion people. 59.5 million refugees and displaced peoples, of whom 51 percent are under the age of 18. Sheikh Yassir Fazaga was once one of those refugees. Forced to flee… Read more »


Relevant truth telling with a queer twist An equal measure of graceIt’s hard to be vulnerable when you “represent” a whole sexual identity, race, or gender. by Layton E. Williams Last winter, I had an unexpected conversation with a new friend. We had known each other only casually through our common Presbyterian circles, but she… Read more »


Relevant truth telling with a queer twist   My coming out helped me realize my white privilegeUniting women’s, LGBTQ, and racial justice movements by Layton E. Williams Five years ago, at Christmas, I went home for the holidays and announced to my family that I was planning on going to seminary. For the most part,… Read more »

Down Like Waters

The justice-minded musings of a minister   When love bears too many things Why congregations need to get serious in the fight against domestic violence by T. Denise Anderson I live and minister in Prince George’s County, Maryland. “PG County,” as we affectionately call it, is a wonderful and interesting place to live. Nearly 65… Read more »


Relevant truth telling with a queer twist   I love Jesus but sometimes I don’t like himIs Jesus sexist? Well, yeah, sort of. by Layton E. Williams Last month, as Pope Francis made his first visit to the United States and “popemania” took over the country and social media, I followed the events of his… Read more »

The No Shame Zone

One young person’s subversive thoughts on church and society   Body shaming Kim DavisThere are many reasons to critique Kim Davis’s refusal to issue marriage licenses; her body is not one of them. by Tad Hopp By now, you’ve surely heard about Kentucky’s county clerk Kim Davis refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-gender couples… Read more »