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Reflections in the Silver Cup

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REFLECTIONS ON SYNOD
or
LGBTQ People and Church Rule-makers



Did that word synod grab your attention? To me, the sound of the word conjures visions of a sinister conclave, if I let my imagination run a little wild. I see hooded men, faces obscured, lining the walls of a subterranean dungeon. In origin, the word is quite innocuous—coming from the Greek where it meant simply assembly or meeting. In today’s English it refers to ecclesiastical governing bodies. And those, as we all know, sometimes do take sinister action.

If you have ties of any sort to the church I grew up in, the Christian Reformed Church (CRC), the word might get your attention because that church just held its annual synod. The body was to decide, among other things, on recommendations to pastors who are asked to respond to same-sex marriage in one way or another. This was not even about whether to affirm LGBTQ Christians’ membership in the church or our validity as Read More 
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BOOK TOUR

BOOK TOUR!!!
TO DRINK FROM THE SILVER CUP



The front and back covers of To Drink from the Silver Cup are done. I have in hand the final proof and a week in which to proofread. I will be able to start selling copies in July, and the official release date will be in October. I’m starting to work on setting up local events and getting ready to do a book tour. Yes! Someday soon, I could be in a town near YOU!

Here’s the plan, which is Read More 
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