Can We Be “Chosen” without Being Jerks?

Benjamin Netanyahu is angry with you. Israel_and_Palestine_Peace

The Israeli Prime Minister considers the vote last week at the PCUSA’s General Assembly “disgraceful.” (this was a vote to stop investing in companies making money off Israel’s continued settling in territories reserved for Palestinians.) He said anybody with morals should recognize it as such and at the very least shouldn’t call themselves “Christian.”  Continue reading

Open and Affirming

homosexuality and churchGod is at work calling many who are gay or lesbian into the ordained ministry.

For Presbyterians (PCUSA) that means called to be DeaconsRuling 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