A crazy king, a series of wise and resourceful women, and a God who bends the universe towards justice

This is the story of a crazy king, a series of wise and resourceful women, and a God who bends the universe towards justice. It is an ancient morality play that helped the people of Israel answer several important questions. … Continue reading A crazy king, a series of wise and resourceful women, and a God who bends the universe towards justice

Resist with pride: a call to the Jesus Movement

Bishop Marc Andrus and Fr, Tom at SF Pride

Preached at the 2017 Pride Evensong of Grace Cathedral of San Francisco, CA by The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson, President of Oasis California, the LGBTQ Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California,  and as Vicar of St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church. Fr. Tom also serves as the Episcopal Chaplain at Stanford Hospital. 

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. Amen.

“Two are better than one,” we learn from tonight’s first reading.

I know that. I mean I really know that. It is a lesson I have learned from my life since meeting my husband at 5:45 p.m. Feb. 1, 1999, at 168 York Street in downtown New Haven, Connecticut. Since that time we have been – and this is in chronological order – recognized as domestic partners by Yale University, registered as domestic partners by the State of California, united in a Civil Union by the State of Connecticut, married at San Francisco City Hall (thank you Gavin Newsome), had our marriage annulled (by the state Supreme Court), married a second time at San Francisco City Hall, and finally had our civil marriage blessed at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church. That’s what it took to be able to legally be married to each other. Continue reading “Resist with pride: a call to the Jesus Movement”