He was one of us!

(the image is of a sculpture by Timothy Schmalz called, homeless Jesus) Blog by By Pieter Niemeyer Christmas is soon upon us. Images of Jesus’ nativity have been plastered on greeting cards and set up on front lawns of churches and homes and in all kinds of configurations- even a Zombie manger scene was attempted this year but got…

My support of same-sex marriage and why I’m no longer a pastor

By Steve Authier Recently I voluntarily submitted my pastor credentials because I affirm same-sex marriage. I have spent years studying this matter on my own and in community. I have prayed about it privately and with others who were also seeking God’s guidance. I made this decision as part of my desire to lead my…

“That, my friend, is why you need to lament”

By Rob Walker I came to embrace the Gospel of Peace firmly after spending a summer and a school year living at Canadian Mennonite University. Raised in Evangelical holiness movements (including Pentecostalism), I had come out as a gay man at 22, been confirmed Anglican in 2003, and gone through the break-up of my marriage…

Taking a leap of faith

By Pieter Niemeyer Usually, taking a flying leap is not advisable. It can be hazardous for your health. However, taking a leap of faith, is another matter to consider. I took a leap of faith to share my story, regarding having a gay sexual orientation. Some advised against it, thinking it far too risky and…