Who Do I Say I Am? By Alysha Laperche

Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com My professor said to our class this semester, “You don’t participate in the sacraments because you know completely and understand what they mean. You participate in them to learn what they mean, within the context of your identity”. This is so counterintuitive to everything I was taught growing up. … Continue reading Who Do I Say I Am? By Alysha Laperche

Selections of Poetry by Lauren Ileana Sotolongo

Photo by Josh Sorenson on Pexels.com In loving memory of Rachel Held Evans: "Rachel Held Evans/Mourning" "Screams of Rebirth" "Galaxy" Lauren is my friend and colleague at Brave Commons. She is an incredible person and I am lucky to work alongside her and to know her. I hope you find Lauren's poetry as soothing and … Continue reading Selections of Poetry by Lauren Ileana Sotolongo

Queer Women Pastors and Transforming the Church-with UMC Pastor, Bailey Brawner

One of the many things I love about Erin is her passion for helping people see the Bible differently––not as a weapon that is used to oppress identities, but as a tool to bring healing and restoration. In the LGBTQIA+ community, that work is vital to us existing as Queer Christians. The work being done … Continue reading Queer Women Pastors and Transforming the Church-with UMC Pastor, Bailey Brawner