God vs. Gay?

God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality, by Jay Michaelson. Beacon Press, 2011.

A Book Recommendation from Tricia Dykers Koenig

Knowing We Are All the Image of God

A reflection by Laurie Kraus: “…Our families are not all the same: the children we treasure have come to us from birth, surrogacy, national and international adoption, or foster care; and we connect with friend or partner or spouse in a variety of ways. One thing I believe is common among us: that we all are formed in our relationships by Love, which comes from God; and that we all of us, are made truly in God’s image and living a life of faith intended to let that God-image shine forth more clearly. We listen to one another, share our stories and practice community together because it is the way Christ has taught us to see the face of God…”

The Threat of Literalism

An essay by Kenneth E. Kovacs: “…reality is infinitely more complicated and complex than fundamentalists will acknowledge, actually more than they are free to admit. Fundamentalism, especially the religious variety, is the very opposite of freedom. It’s a form of bondage…”

The Language of Love

Reflections by Randy Bush East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA: “To move from the cultural language about love to the spiritual language of love, it is important to remember that love is primarily directed away from us.”

Distributing the Future

A reflection by Randy Bush, Pastor of East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA.

Reforming the Ties that Bind

James Calvin Davis, author of In Defense of Civility, was a plenary speaker at the 2011 Covenant Conference in Durham, NC. Davis has summarized his plenary address, to share on the web. An audiotape of his full address is available for purchase.