The Benefits of Looking Through a New Lens

The Benefits of Looking Through a New Lens

An invocation at my church on July 4 weekend grabbed my attention and resonated with me in a new way. Stephen Reeves, executive director of Fellowship Southwest, and a member of First Austin, prayed: “Right now, it feels as though our freedoms are being rolled back,...
‘Sawubona’ and Learning to Truly See People

‘Sawubona’ and Learning to Truly See People

My church home undertook a nearly two-year process that included Bible studies and church-wide conversations about human sexuality and gender identities. When this process concluded in 2020, we came to a consensus that our church would embrace individuals who are...
Why I Celebrate Pride Month

Why I Celebrate Pride Month

The month of June honors the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City, which was a tipping point for the gay liberation movement in the United States. On June 28, 1969, the New York City Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich...