A Mending Shift

a bird sings, not because if has an answer to give, but because it has a song to sing … this is my song

I hugged a man in his underwear.

| March 2, 2012

Share As I was researching ideas for a possible thesis topic, I stumbled across this post by Nathan with the Marin Foundation (be sure to check out what they are doing…VERY cool stuff). It moved me very much and I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy (and the next time you see a man [...]

Does God really care where “it” goes?

| March 1, 2012

Share Warning, this post asks a few tough unspoken questions in straight-forward, honest ways. (And it mentions the word penis). A lot has been said surrounding God and the gay community (LGBT). But if we were honest, for most, doesn’t it boil down to one question: “Does God really care where the penis goes?” (Told [...]

Mom, would you have aborted your gay son?

| July 1, 2011

Share “If I would have known you were going to be gay, I would have aborted you.” This is what a mother told her son after she learned that he was gay. NPR did a story on gay immigrants shedding light on their story of living in the United States. In this particular segment the [...]

I am Gay, get it straight

| May 28, 2011

Share As I entered into my preteen years, a deep attraction for the opposite sex came crashing in like an unwelcome stranger. I was scared. These were new feelings and I knew that they would not be accepted by my family or friends. How could I be attracted to girls? I kept my attraction hidden [...]

God, Show Me Your Love

| May 16, 2011

Share Last Tuesday afternoon I was driving home from work. While slowing for traffic, I offered up this simply prayer, “God, show me your love in a tangible way. Please, I need to know it.” Now what I was really praying was for God to convey his love through a mystical experience where I got [...]

Video reading of my letter to Gays and Lesbians (GLBT): I Stand With You

| May 15, 2011

ShareHere is a personal video of me reading my letter to homosexuals: I Stand With You. If you know someone who you feel needs to hear this, please feel free to pass it on. To be honest, I wrestled with the decision to record this video, but decided to so there is a person behind [...]

Cocoons (A Poem)

| May 13, 2011

ShareEverywhere Bodies curl tightly, clutching knees. Falling tears, pooling. Alone Everywhere Wounds bleed secretly, hidden from eyes. Stinging words, haunting. Alone Everywhere Hopes shatter slowly, dreams fade. Damning lies, cursing. Alone Somewhere A voice whispers quietly, spoken to all. Loving words, healing. Embraced :: I wrote this poem as a reflection on the notes, comments, [...]

Letter to Gays and Lesbians (LGBT): I Stand With You

| May 11, 2011

Share [Leerlo en Español] [Watch the video reading] I don’t know what it is like to be black and carry the weight of years of oppression and racism on my shoulders. To pull myself up out of that oppression. To feel different and lacking simply because of the color of my skin. I am white. [...]

Atheist TV meets Christian Inclusion

| April 7, 2011

ShareCheck out my friend, Chad Holtz, as a guest on The Atheist Perspective. (Feed viewers, see video below) The Atheist Perspective – 4/5/2011 from Jamie Jamison on Vimeo. Chad’s closing words: My closing remarks on the show were in response to the question, “What is heaven?”   I’d love to hear your thoughts on this…. [...]

What’s Worse?

| August 9, 2009

Share What’s worse? For a child to go un-adopted and grow up in “the system” without a loving home, bouncing from group home to group home, or be adopted by two loving, monogamous parents who provide a stable, caring home, yet both are the same gender/sex? Put it another way. What’s worse? For a child [...]

ATTENTION: Practicing Sinner Ordained!!

| March 29, 2009

Share This last weekend in Berkeley, CA—just outside San Francisco—an obviously practicing sinner was ordained as a card-toting member of the professional clergy. One brief glance at his attire and how he carried himself was all that was needed to see the obvious sin this man was involved in. Though as clear as day by [...]

Same-Sex Marriage, Prop 8, and Jesus’ Words

| October 21, 2008

Share I am amazed. Since California legalized same-sex marriages in May, 2008 and an estimated 22,000 people of the same sex have wed…our social world and order hasn’t collapsed or fallen apart, as some feared it would. In fact, I have hardly noticed any difference in life at all, except the amount of money and [...]

Jesus Praised Heathens

| January 12, 2008

Share The thing that I love about Jesus is that everywhere he went, he seemed to praise and bless those that the surrounding religious establishment (in his case, the different sects of Judaism) seemed to curse and damn; those they considered heathens; those they deemed outside of God’s grace and will; those that they relegated [...]

Living Outside the Saltshaker, Revisited…

| December 14, 2007

Share There is a great bakery down the street from our house called “The Great Harvest Bread Company”. We frequently go there for their free samples and their homemade sandwiches. A few month ago, I met Len, a good friend of mine, there for lunch. It was a beautiful day so we decided to sit [...]