What a Church!

I heard a pastor today talk about building a church where atheists and agnostics want to come, just to hang out because they like how we live, where all the colors want to break bread together, all the genders and sexualities feel warm and welcoming to each other, where young and old mingle freely with each other and all the folks in between.

She brought me to my feet in praise and joy. What a church!

That is the church Jesus is looking for on this earth. He sees glimpses of it in various places–folks in Metropolitan Community Churches and our friends in The Fellowship are trying to build such churches. 

Of course, we fall short. We are human.

But we do not stop yearning and trying. Nor does God.

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Robin Hawley Gorsline

Robin is a poet (claiming this later in life) and Queer Theologian--reflecting a soul of hope and faith and joy and justice/shalom. He is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Lebolt (20 years and counting), the proud parent of three glorious daughters (and grateful to two wonderful sons-in- law and a new one soon!), and the very proud "Papa" to Juna (6) and Annie (3).

One thought on “What a Church!”

  1. HI Robin, I have been thinking on a theology of gayness. I believe we are a people set apart. We know God makes us who we are for a reason. While never presuming to know God’s will, I sense we are created to make church like the one you described. I know with certainty we are here to lead the way, to live and be who He made us to be. An abomination after all, is something different, something apart from the norm. Living out loud, being the face of Jesus to the world. Isn’t that what Troy began, and who God calls us all to be?

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