Whosoever May/June 2012
Issue Theme: Come, Holy Spirit

Table of Contents

Cover Stories:

Can These Bones Live?
By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

"Can these bones live?" They can, as long as we understand that living is not a privilege, it is a right - a right of everyone whether we are LGBT or not.

Off the See the Wizard
By: Lori Heine

I believe a lot of our spiritual dryness and deadness stems from our hesitancy in trusting that God is bigger than our antagonists.

Pursue Holiness
By: Rev. Suzie Chamness

I am convinced that all Christians, regardless of sexual orientation, should pursue a "holy-sexuality."

Breathe Deeply
By: John H. Campbell

Just as with the oxygen we breathe, that Spirit is abundant, free to each and every one of us, and ever present.

Spirit of Wisdom
By: Simyona Deanova

Only the Holy Spirit can tell us our value to God, his are the only words we need to hear.


Inclusivity: More Than a Word
By: Rev. Paul Turner

How can we make EVERYONE welcome in our churches and communities?

Will These Supremes Care About "Equal Justice for All?"
By: Bob Minor

I can't trust this Court to do the legally right thing.

Boy Scouts Demand Moral and Sexual Straightness
By: Warren J. Blumenfeld

Well, it seems that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) requires not merely moral straightness, but sexual and gender straightness as well.

Christianity Affirms Same-Sex Love
By: Rev. Dr. Jerry S. Maneker

There is nothing in Scripture that prevents same-sex love and same-sex marriage! Indeed, love is essential to the Christian life, and that love is by no means to be restricted to heterosexual love!

By: Martin E. Marty

Some of the oldest things in Western religion have recently been the subject of new concern and debate.

From the Pulpit:

Via Creativa: What Now? Free Yourself!
By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

We prefer our bondage because freedom is scarier than security - because the devil we know, even though he's still a devil, feels safer than the devil - or the angels - we don't know.

Via Creativa: What Now?
Keeping the Main Thing, the Main Thing

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This is the message we must send to ourselves, and to the world that we are fine, that we are loved. That's keeping the main thing, the main thing.

Via Creativa: What Now? Breaking the Rules
By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

Check in with yourself and see what unwritten rules you're following that are keeping you from reaching out in compassion to the world around. I invite you also, to review those rules that keep you from extending that same kind of compassion to yourself.

Via Creativa: What Now? Have Faith
By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

Faith is the unshakeable knowledge that no matter what, no matter how many shattered hopes and dreams we have, no matter how many snakes tear at our hearts and our souls, all shall be well, all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

Holy Humor:

Throw it in the River!

You Get What You Pray For

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