It’s overcast and snowing; the gorgeous sunshine won’t redeem this wintry wonderland for a day or so. Hunkered down beneath a deepening blanket I might be warm and secure enough to consider this article:
Freedom to do just anything at all is not our goal. Freedom to act more humanly, more humanely, to act better, is. Freedom is only freedom when it doesn’t create more captivity somewhere else (like in another’s life). Freedom to do anything is mere anarchy, which takes too lightly our ties to one another and the allegiance we pledge to something larger than ourselves. Continue reading
God is at work calling many who are gay or lesbian into the ordained ministry.
For Presbyterians (PCUSA) that means called to be Deacons, Ruling Elders and Teaching Elders (minister of the Word and Sacrament). We also want to call them for our next potluck, mission trip, committee meeting and book group! Our denomination recognizes the ordination of gays and lesbians and Genesis also rejoices in the diversity of God’s children. Everyone is welcome (at every level) at Genesis. Continue reading
It is odd that we would even need to mention this in the 21st century. But a significant majority of Christendom doesn’t recognize the legitimacy of Women as equal partners in Leadership and Ministry.*
We think this is truly a shame. First, we wonder: how on earth do they get anything done?! Continue reading