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Mama’s Boy: The Final Letter

Mama’s Boy: The Final Letter

Read the previous letters: Mama’s Boy, Vol 1   |   Mama’s Boy, Vol 2  |   Mama’s Boy, Vol 3 Mama’s Boy, Vol 4   |   Mama’s Boy, Halloween Edition Dear Mama, For five years now, I’ve written to you on Mother’s Day. For five...

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Two Times Too Many: Another Letter to the Town I Love

Dear Killingly, I last wrote to you a few months ago when we were deep into dark winter months. It was just after New Year’s Day, and, if you recall, it seemed like we just couldn’t catch a break. There was one student death. Then another. Then a teacher...

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The Night I was Called a Fag in My Own Church

Here is this morning’s sermon after being verbally accosted in Westfield’s 1923 Ladies’ Parlor by a member of another church. The scripture was John 3:1-17. Do you believe people can change? Perennial parental advice says no. Can’t you hear your mama...

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A Little Love For My Little Town

Dear Killingly, I moved to your town in October of 2012. I’m a born and bred Southerner who loves all things Southern–things like grits and coca-cola and air conditioning. Late in September of that year, I packed up my life and my cat and drove north. I...

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Sermons

The Night I was Called a Fag in My Own Church

The Night I was Called a Fag in My Own Church

Here is this morning’s sermon after being verbally accosted in Westfield’s 1923 Ladies’ Parlor by a member of another church. The scripture was John 3:1-17. Do you believe people can change? Perennial parental advice says no. Can’t you hear your mama...

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Visual Worship

How Westfield Found Their Pulse

How Westfield Found Their Pulse

When I first moved to Connecticut, my congregation wasn’t officially Open and Affirming. For the uninitiated, Open and Affirming (ONA) is an official designation within our denomination, the United Church of Christ, for congregations that welcome and affirm...

Stoles

New Stole Sunday: Church Logo Edition

New Stole Sunday: Church Logo Edition

CONFESSION: Before you go any further, dear reader, and decide that I have absolutely no liturgical sensibilities because I wore a WHITE stole on Pentecost, be at peace. I wore this one last week (5/8). I just didn’t have a chance before today to highlight it....