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Passing as a Protestant: Another lens on the Bible and human attraction and orientation

Rev. Will McGarvey January 24, 2014     Passing as a Protestant:  Another lens on the Bible and human attraction and orientation I am a happily married, out Bisexual man. I’m a parent, and I’m a Presbyterian pastor. It took … Continue reading

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In response to Barbara Wheeler’s article on the Apology Overture

Barbara Wheeler, former President of Auburn Theological Seminary has written an article in response to overture (11-05) coming before the General Assembly this summer in Portland. You can read the article, entitled “Breach of Faith: Why the Apology Overture is … Continue reading

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An Interfaith post on how we belong to each other

Here is the downloadable version with some of the pictures shared at the Sisterhood-Brotherhood Dinner of the Interfaith Council of Rossmoor, CA. Beyond Peoplehood Beyond Peoplehood Presented by Rev. Will McGarvey Tuesday, May 28,2013 Sisterhood and Brotherhood Dinner Interfaith Council … Continue reading

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A Pastor responds to the Spiritual But Not Religious

UCC colleague Rev. Lillian Daniel has written a few pieces recently about the growing Spiritual But Not Religious (SBNR) community.  She has even written a book on the topic.  Her Huffington Post included in the title the words, “stop boring … Continue reading

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A Landmark Day For LGBTQQ Candidates for Presbyterian Ministry

Today, Sunday, July 10th, is a landmark day in the PC (USA) for many reasons. What has received the most attention in the press and the social media outlets is the passing and implementation of Amendment 10-A, which returns the … Continue reading

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What the PC (USA) confessions say about marriage

In December, 2009, Carmen Fowler, the President of the Presbyterian Lay Committee and Executive Editor of its publications wrote an article in The Layman: Raising the Standard entitled “What the PCUSA confessions say about marriage.” (find the article at http://layman.org/Editorials.aspx?article=26597) In this … Continue reading

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PresbyMEME: Why I am voting yes on Amendment 10a

Questions for the PresbyMEME: As you know, I’m a Minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and we have been debating the role and inclusion of LGBTQ persons since the early 1970’s.  Unfortunately, while this conversation has centered around who get’s … Continue reading

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