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Faith Reflections

Friday 01. of June 2007 God don't make no junk

"What would you say," I answered him, "if I told you I don't think it is a mistake."

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Friday 01. of June 2007 Transsexual Theology

There are a few concepts in the Scripture which indirectly address the idea of people of unusual Gender conditions and how we are to relate to them within the church.

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Friday 01. of June 2007 Can you pass God's Love Test?

I was right with God and could see clearly how others were not. I was beginning to believe that I had all the answers.

 

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Friday 01. of June 2007 Are You a Radical?

Jesus of Nazareth was really a RADICAL! Jesus of Nazareth was DIFFERENT. As Bishop Spong says: "dare to be yourself!"

 

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Friday 01. of June 2007 Work it out!

I don't know, dear friend, what God wants you to do with your life. I have my hands full understanding what God wants me to do with my life.

 

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Friday 01. of June 2007 Breakin' The Law: Would Jesus Have Crossdressed?

Just suppose for a minute that Jesus was transgendered. What was his position on the Jewish laws which forbade it? See how radical Jesus really was.

 

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Friday 01. of June 2007 Just who are you?

Do you think Jesus was concerned about what other people said about him?

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Friday 01. of June 2007 Jesus Couldn't Pass

If you've ever wondered if Jesus can really identify with the transgendered, consider these similarities between his life and ours.

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Wednesday 04. of July 2007 Created by the Hand of Heaven: A Jewish Approach to Intersexuality (PDF)

Today, we’ve gone back to the more simplistic world-view of the Bible. We have forgotten the complexity and humanity of the approach of our classical thinkers towards intersex people.

Category: Scripture - Intersexual, Faith Reflections, Jewish stuff

Wednesday 04. of July 2007 Liberation and Transgender Jews (PDF)

The journey of a transgender person, like the journey of the Children of Israel, involves leaving everything known for the promise of something completely unknown. And even if what is known is mitzrayim, it is terrifying.

Category: Faith Reflections, Jewish stuff

Wednesday 04. of July 2007 Gender Diversity in Halacha (The Way We Walk) (PDF)

Category: Faith Reflections, Jewish stuff

Wednesday 04. of July 2007 Gender Diversity in Aggada (PDF)

Category: Faith Reflections, Jewish stuff

Friday 17. of August 2007 Erev Rosh Hashanah 5767 Sermon (PDF)

Category: Jewish stuff, Faith Reflections

Tuesday 16. of October 2007 Cheeks

Love - the love of God as manifest in Christ - can empower us to respond to our antagonists in wisdom and love. By our example we will do more to cause others to accept us than by any argument.

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Tuesday 16. of October 2007 Life In The Leper Colony

I have used the term "black hole" to describe the treatment I have received from pastors, deacons, "good Christian folks" with whom I try to communicate: letters go in, but nothing ever comes back out. I am ignored; I am anathema. Perhaps to them I am contagious.

Category: Faith Reflections, The Struggle

Friday 14. of December 2007 Parashat Ekev - Bind these words

Category: Faith Reflections, Jewish stuff

Wednesday 19. of December 2007 Play it as it lays

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Sunday 23. of December 2007 Chayei Sarah: When Gender Varies: A Curious Case of Kree and Kteev

Category: Jewish stuff, Faith Reflections

Monday 07. of January 2008 Parashat Terumah - The Gift of Safe Space

Category: Faith Reflections, Jewish stuff

Tuesday 08. of January 2008 B'reishit - Du Partsufin: Introducing the Allgender creation

Category: Jewish stuff, Faith Reflections

Thursday 10. of January 2008 Confronting Injustice: A Jewish Model for Trans Advocacy

Category: Jewish stuff, Faith Reflections, Life in the Church - Truth-telling

Monday 28. of January 2008 Transgender Bible Heroes and Sheroes, an interview with Peterson Toscano (MP3)

From Trans-Ponder Podcast (episode #19)

Category: Audio, Faith Reflections

Monday 11. of February 2008 Transgendered Theological Thought (PDF)

An extended excerpt from Justin's wonderful book, Transgendered: Theology, Ministry and Communities of Faith (2003). Made available by the Progressive Christian Witness at Pacific School of Religion.

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Saturday 01. of March 2008 Purim

Category: Faith Reflections, Jewish stuff

Wednesday 26. of March 2008 Re-imaging as a way of discovering God-within-us

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Friday 04. of April 2008 Authenticity, Pretense, and Following God

For me, being Julie has brought authenticity to my relationship with God and a depth to worship beyond anything I have ever known.

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Saturday 10. of May 2008 Parashat Miketz - The Bumpy Road to High-Drama Holiness

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Saturday 28. of June 2008 Firm Yet Flexible

Angela shares how her faith has changed -- and grown stronger.

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Monday 04. of August 2008 Identity and the Pattern of Creation

Category: Faith Reflections, Jewish stuff