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Date: 12/4/2014 1:47 PM PST

I was asked by the Emmaus group to be a guest preacher at Luther Seminary on October 21, 2014 for a celebration of National Coming Out day.  It was a pleasure to share the Word with folks.  Here is the link.  You will need to go to the Youtube play list and click on the October 21 service.  Let me know what you think of the message.  Pr B

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Date: 12/4/2014 1:03 PM PST

After spending part of my morning standing in solidarity with transgender high school youth, I still find myself baffled by how out of reach justice and equality remain.  Or maybe, we are out of touch.  Out of touch with the realities of equality and justice that should be a part of this world in which Jesus lived, died, and lived again.  A world where God is ever present, yet somehow overlooked when what God has to say is counter to what one believes to be true.

Yes, the Minnesota State High School League created space for trans* youth to participate in sports based on their gender identity.  This is good news.  http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/04/transgender-athletes-policy-vote

And, and there is also this:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/03/religious-reactions-eric-garner_n_6264266.html?utm_hp_ref=religion 

I do not claim to know all the answers to all the questions related to equality and justice.  But I do know that our systems are broken and in desperate need of repair. 

God help us to stand in solidarity for justice and equality for all your creation ... especially against systems that are stacked against our fellow human beings of all ages, colors, creeds, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, ... ... and the list goes on and on and on, without exception.

Just a few thoughts,
Pr B

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