Tag Archives: Transgender

Prayer for Club Q shooting, Colorado Springs

Holy One, now is the crown brokenon this Realm of Christ Sunday,in the terrible loss of your children– for all the reinterpretationof how to shape communityis set aside and the lineageof crucifixion wins,passing on to those, like you,who challenge all … Continue reading

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Transgender Day of Visibility falls this year on Spy Wednesday

Spy Wednesday is the church namefor this day in Holy Weekas it commemoratesthe meal when a person broke opena jar of precious perfumeand poured it over Jesus head,and Jesus said thiswould always be remembered –this brokenness, this gift, and the … Continue reading

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A Prayer on International Womans’ Day for all Transwomen

 “You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.” (Song of Solomon 4:7) Christ, just, as resurrected,you were not recognized in the gardenby a woman we so often emulate,so also manydo not recognize as fully womenall those … Continue reading

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Prayer of Joy for Gifts of Transgender People in Armed Forces

Christ, who described a centurionas showing the most faithbecause of understanding authority,and who was named  “Innocent One” and “Son of God”by a military professionalat the foot of the cross, we give you thanksthat your children who are transgender,and are willing … Continue reading

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If Matthew were writing the eleventh chapter today …

Come unto me all of you who are in the image of God with gender identity as diverse as holy creativity and unimaginable love, and I will give you health care. For the world is full of yoke-makers, who take … Continue reading

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

God, we mourn today your image broken — shattered, violated, desecrated in the deaths of three hundred and thirty-one beloved, blessed, beautiful transgender children, knit as yours before their birth called forth like Lazarus, born again like Nicodemus, witness to … Continue reading

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Transgender Remembrance Comes Early

The annual deep mourning that is Transgender Day of Remembrance is still a month away on November 20. Each year we mourn those who have been killed and wish that there were a year when there would be no names … Continue reading

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Oath of Enlistment

(This is how I have always heard these solemn words and I am stunned by the rash desire to limit them expressed hastily today by the President. The text of the oath concludes this post) They, being who they are, … Continue reading

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Prayers for a young transgender person

A friend asked me to write these prayers — for an elementary school aged kid coming out as transgender, for that person’s parents and for the church. For a young transgender person Thank you, O God, for knowing who I … Continue reading

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First Responder

Yesterday … was the first time I heard the trans person in the gym, gorgeous baritone. I was naked in the shower and my first response was, “that’s cool!” and my second response was “O my God, that was my … Continue reading

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