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10 Things the LGBTQ Community Can Teach the Church

14 mins read

Over the course of my life, I have observed and participated in the ongoing fight for inclusion of people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer in the church. In recent years, significant strides have been made in several denominations, including the eradication of official barriers that have previously

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God Loves You…Really

10 mins read

The author of this article has asked to remain anonymous so that the prejudice of others does not blind them to seeing her gifts for ministry during her process of preparation and ordination. Let us take this as a reminder that in many places and situations, it is still not

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Waiting for Permission

6 mins read

It took me a very long time to allow myself the mental space to think that I might be transgender. I tried for years to ignore the pain associated with moving in the world when everyone saw me as a girl. Even when I did let myself think about what

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That All May Have Life in Fullness

4 mins read

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands – Young Adult Action Movement’s Child Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Project Aware that the National Young Adults Action Movement (UCYAAM) was not having as much impact across the denomination as they wished, coordinators Rev. Sadekie Little-Forbes and Mrs. Janet McConnell

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Breaking Strongholds Through Community Involvement

5 mins read

NERMC UCYAAM – A Voice in the Wilderness! The spirit of the Lord is upon me…to proclaim the [Good News] to those who have lost hope.” – Isaiah 61 (paraphrase) Imagine going to bed without the slightest thought of danger and waking up shortly after midnight to chaos, fire, and

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The Fast that God Has Chosen

3 mins read

Jones Town Baptist Church Lives the Isaiah 58 Ideal Wishing to cater to the whole family and the wider community, Rev. Doreen Wynter and her team at Jones Town Baptist (along with parent congregation Bethel Baptist) decided to think outside the box and transform an abandoned housing development lot into

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Untold Stories

4 mins read

[ezcol_1half] AUTHOR BIO: Buju Banton (Mark Anthony Myrie) is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae musician. He is known for recording songs dealing with sociopolitical topics. He is a convert to Rastafarianism, and much of his music reflects his spirituality. He is a controversial figure on several accounts, but our

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Introduction: To the Least of These…

3 mins read

Have you ever had a moment where you wondered ‘What am I here for?’ or tried to figure out how your congregation (or entire denomination) could better connect with the surrounding community? Maybe you even quit your job, closed your business, made plans to move to another country hoping to

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A New Old Way: Reforming Church in Light of Solidarity

14 mins read

The Book of Acts paints a beautiful picture of the intensely radical vision and practice of the early church: a place where all were of one heart and spirit, and everyone shared what they had voluntarily. The rich sold their land and gave the proceeds to the common purse, the

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