I have the opportunity once again to assist/be part of conversations around Christianity and LGBTQ* folks today and tomorrow. I am excited because it feels like the dialogue I am asking for in my PhD work is being incarnated in these settings! I am hopeful that the presence of God will meet all of us and change hearts (especially mine!).
Generous and extravagant God:
You have graciously given your friends and lovers all things, along with your Son.
As we go to be the Church in the midst of tension about the good gift of sexuality,
shift the ground under us until we experience your transforming presence,
and grant us the vulnerability of Him who stripped himself of his prerogatives
in order to win for you a kingdom of the last and least, a kingdom of priests–
through the same Christ Jesus, the Beloved.