You Are Welcome Here! (Restrictions May Apply)

“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.” [Matthew 10:40] Jesus speaks these words at the end of a long sermon commissioning the twelve apostles to go out and proclaim the… Read More

Seeing Over the Crowd

I delivered this sermon yesterday at the parish I am currently interning at. For the readings appointed, including the Gospel reading, click here. Today’s Gospel reading is one of my favorite stories from the New Testament. The Gospel… Read More

One Month Later

It’s been about a month since I packed up my life into a suitcase (well, the essentials, anyway) and moved away from home. Boston is almost a new city for me. I dated someone who lived in the… Read More

Writing a Rule

I have long been interested in the contemplative traditions of the world’s faiths, Christian monasticism being especially fascinating. There is something appealing to me about the idea of being set apart from the world while also responding deeply… Read More

My Story, My Scars

I had the honor of sitting on a panel for my school’s Queer Student Union a few weeks ago. I was asked to speak as, what else, but a queer person of faith, a perspective that I have… Read More

The Holiest of Weeks, Revisited

The significance of me coming back to church during the Lenten season is not lost on me (I hope); this is a time when Christians all over the world turn their focus inward, to examine the blockages in… Read More

Your Works are Wonderful

Note: I had the pleasure of being a speaker this past Thursday at the most recent installment of Queer Voice in the World, which is a social justice-oriented, TED-talk style program highlighting LGBTQ perspectives, held at the William Way Community Center here… Read More

Homecoming

Recently when I went for spiritual direction at the church I’ve been visiting on and off, the priest asked me midway during our conversation, “So how’s Jesus been for you during this time?” I had already anticipated her question and… Read More

Silence

I have a love-hate relationship with silence. I enjoy the peace that comes with it, the stillness that settles into my bones when I sit quietly somewhere. I love the calm of early morning, broken momentarily by a… Read More

Unraveled

It’s been difficult sitting down to write this post. Logistically, I haven’t had much time recently to write. More importantly, this is an area that is actively raw and sensitive, and so writing all of this down has… Read More