LGBTQ

Worship for July 5, 2020

Worship for July 5, 2020

This week’s video features an interview with my good friend, the Rev. Dr. Sam Parkes, who is United Methodist pastor serving a congregation in Mary Esther, Florida. Sam and I have been friends since the years he was working on his Th.D in Homiletics, at Emmanuel College, and the Toronto School of Theology. The video […]

Worship for June 28, 2020

link to June 28, 2020 worship video   My good friend, the Rev. Jennifer Potter is a self-described “United Church girl at heart”, and also an ordained minister in the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. She and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Shannon Potter serve at Evangel Pentecostal Church in Oakville. Jennifer is one of the […]

Worship for June 7, 2020

Worship for June 7, 2020

Link to Worship Video for June 7, 2020 Link to announcements video for June 7, 2020 link to ShoeBox Sunday School video for June 7, 2020 This weekend’s worship video begins with a great piece from the Harrow United Church Senior Choir. The rest of the service is titled “From our Ark to Yours”, and features […]

Harrow United Church Worship for May 31, 2020 (Pentecost)

Harrow United Church Worship for May 31, 2020 (Pentecost)

Link to this week’s worship video link to our announcements video for May 31, 2020 The video opens with a great version of “Lean on Me” by Harrow’s own boy band, “Gimmick”: Greg Iler, Barry Mannell, Jeff Csikasz, and Jeff Gorick. We are so fortunate to have each of them as members and leaders in […]

“Does Blood have a Gender?” continued

“Does Blood have a Gender?” continued

Here is the reply I received to my letter to Canadian Blood Services. I am including the complete text. I am not sure why their letter included the *asterisk sign when they used the word “trans”. I wonder if the writer lifted text from another document, and did not include the footnotes. Hello Darrow, Thank […]

An old story about new life

An old story about new life

Almost 20 years ago I wrote a short, simple drama for presentation to a group of leaders who gathered to pondering the future of their congregations. It has been published in one of our denominational resources, and performed in a number of settings. I revived, revised, and recycled it for use this past Sunday at […]

Does blood have a gender?

Does blood have a gender?

I gave blood his week. After I’d already answered the screening questions, the secondary screening/identity confirmation person asked me what my “sex” is, and indicated there are only 2 choices. I asked them why I was being asked about my sex, rather than my gender identity, and why there were only two options, male or […]