‘No one is free, until we all are free.’

Rev. Elder Darlene Garner

As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! There are many strong emotions surrounding the killing of nine black people by a white man [...]

Caitlyn and Christine

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The mostly positive comments and support concerning Caitlyn Jenner are encouraging. Seniors remember the different reception which greeted non-rich, non-celebrity Christine Jorgensen. The announcement in 1952 that she was now a woman and had been (gasp!) surgically altered stunned us all. Not the first, but certainly the first one anyone had heard about. There she [...]

Raising a consciousness of Christ connections

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As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! The scriptures in the Bible are sometimes referred to as the “canon.” The word canon comes [...]

Following Jesus to the other side

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As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! In the Gospel of Mark 4, Jesus calls us to follow him to the other side. [...]

The talk

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TV programs now feature teen pregnancies and schools offer kindergartens. We seniors remember girls suddenly going to live with grandma, their names never to be mentioned. Obviously, they had ignored “the talk” which I encountered in the 6th grade. First, the girls were sent to the nurses’ room for a mysterious enlightenment and then we [...]

Awaken to the Christ within

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As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! Author Ann Lamott, gave a commencement address at Goucher College in Baltimore. She said, “Your (biggest) [...]

Intimate portraits

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FilmOut San Diego had their 17th Annual LGBT Film Festival this past weekend. Opening night was full of excitement for the documentary Tab Hunter Confidential. The film has received accolades at several film festivals worldwide so the anticipation was not surprising. The story follows Hunter’s career and how he navigated through the politics of Hollywood [...]

The Daughters of Bilitis (DOB)

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At a recent meeting the mention of today’s topic brought hardly a flicker of recognition. A sad response to the work of lesbian partners and pioneers Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon. All they wanted to do in 1955 was to dance together in their favorite bar. The problem: it was against the law! Fed up, [...]

What happens when the wine runs out?

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As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! I love love! I love to celebrate love! And one of the best places for that [...]

Converting San Diego’s neglected areas can be transformative

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This past weekend, Radio Pulso del Barrio, Bread & Salt and Roots Factory hosted an event in Logan Heights that included music, food, vendors and art. Attendees were also invited to create a print using a simple press method. You carve out your design either on a wood or rubber block, cover with paint, flip [...]

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