Browsing All Posts filed under »Changing Church«

Breaking up With God

October 28, 2011


Sarah Sentilles finally admitted to herself and to the church in which she intended to become an ordained clergy person that it just wasn’t working-out between her and God.  God isn’t what he had seemed.   She didn’t really like most of his friends.   He didn’t return calls.  Sometimes he seemed cruel.  He just wasn’t […]

Aldersgate UMC: Lured With Free Doughnuts

October 23, 2011


Aldersgate United Methodist Church 1048 Main Street, Worcester, MA October 23, 2011 It was tough driving by the church that has great Reggae music on Sunday mornings (“The Woo”) and the eclectic-looking Victorian house/business with the sign “Bones and Flowers:  Pagan  Occult  New Age”.   But I know a traditional United Methodist Church is here […]

Visiting the Open Table of Christ UMC in Providence

September 26, 2011


When I am not participating in my partner’s church in Worcester, MA, I am visiting other Protestant churches around New England.  After each visit I write a review.  It feels a little sneaky to sit there and evaluate something like that and then drop a slip in their offering plate telling them they’ve been reviewed.  […]

Gay Pride and Protestant Prejudice

September 19, 2011


Today I’m sharing a video of a song I wrote in 1995.  The song was a response to the church trial of Reverend Greg Dell who officiated a “gay marriage” or holy union service.  It seemed funny to me that the church would attempt to define marriage narrowly as one man and one woman when […]

Fractured Spires

August 24, 2011


A 5.8 magnitude earthquake fractured the spires of the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. yesterday.  Even as aftershocks vibrated the floor under their feet, administrators of this cherished landmark were updating the website to include a new donations button.  The picture of a toppled angel was strategically placed near the urgent appeal. Near my home […]