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Brett Webb-Mitchell
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The Rev. Dr. Brett Webb-Mitchell is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Director of the School of the Pilgrim (Carrboro, N.C.), on the faculty of NC Central University (Durham, N.C.), and author most recently of "On Being a Gay Parent" (Seabury Press), "School of the Pilgrim" (W/JK Press) and "Beyond Accessibility" (Church Publishing).

Entries by Brett Webb-Mitchell

"Two Persons"

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 7:44 PM

The two-hundred twenty-first General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) met in Detroit earlier this month and made some policy changes that will have a direct impact upon the lives of its members once the Assembly adjourned. Some churches will now choose to stay or leave the denomination based upon...

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How Pilgrimage Teaches Us About Lent

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 4:14 PM

For Christians, Lent is a season that is almost synonymous with the word "journey". In preparation for Easter, for 40 days, many people choose either to give up something, as Jesus did when he practiced fasting in the wilderness, or to re-focus on a Christian spiritual practice with a renewed...

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I "Heart" Ron: Young Life, Youth Ministry, and Me

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2013 | 1:27 PM

I "heart" Ron. He was the main reason I went to the local chapter of the evangelical Christian youth group, Young Life. Yes, I went because I loved--and love--Jesus. But the whole truth is that I initially went to Young Life because I fell head-over-heels in love with Ron in...

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Sunday School Taught Me That Jesus Was Straight... And Other Myths and Legends of Yore

(31) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 10:55 AM

When digging through a small box of "relics" of my childhood, stuffed deep in a larger box my parents gave me marked "Brett's," part of the refuse of their children's odds and ends they purged from their household, I found my quarter-size Sunday school pin, with all its attendance bars...

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Going to the Chapel... Just Not Quite Yet

(1) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 2:44 PM

I like weddings. I'm also very knowledgeable about weddings, which comes from various first-hand experiences. I've played the role of guest; relative to bride or groom; groomsman; best man; was a groom; wedding coordinator; and organist or pianist. I am most often the celebrant of weddings as a Presbyterian minister....

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The Coming Out Pilgrimage

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 4:40 PM

I woke up at 3:00 a.m. in the well-used Community Center of Bernal, New Mexico, for the first day of my recent pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo in northern New Mexico. After a quick morning prayer and stretching exercises, and a delicious meal of breakfast burritos, my companions and...

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Out and Ordained

(1) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 2:34 PM

On July 10, 2011, the Presbyterian Church (USA) formally amended their constitution (The Book of Order), deleting the ordination requirement that ordained officers "live in chastity in singleness or fidelity in marriage." The new policy simply asserts "standards for ordained service reflect the church's desire to submit joyfully to the...

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