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Inclusion - a poem

What does your inclusion mean anyway? You want to open your doors, Allow the likes of me inside - just inside; Perhaps with seats towards the back, In, but not quite, of. What does your inclusion mean anyway? You want to open your minds, Play around with new ideas - without cost; Suggest a discussion or two, About, but not with. What does your inclusion mean anyway? You want to open your hearts, Seeking to connect and even care - Not quite love; As long as we play nice, and smile, Grateful, not pain-full. Here’s what your inclusion means to me: You want a change that costs you nothing more than extra seats, or Cups of tea; Designed to meet your needs, not mine, Cheap grace, not Gospel. Perha

Heartbreak and Hope

It is finished! Methodist Conference 2019 is finally over and all the representatives have returned to their homes in Britain and around the world. For those of us who are LGBTQI+, the decisions of the last few days are potentially momentous. Now, a year of hard work and careful listening begins to bring into reality, equal marriage in our churches. For those opposed to equal marriage, this will be a painful, frustrating and anxious time, and I continue to pray for sisters and brothers and siblings with whom I disagree. Methodist Conference was always going to be difficult this year. After a bruising year, some of which I have shared in previous posts, Mark and I were not looking forward to

Brave Places

Brave Places are intentional, invitational, inclusive and vulnerable. For that reason, truth can flourish.

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