A Fabulous PlaceA community blog in collaboration with the Spahr Reconciliation and Smith-King Initiatives
A SAFE SPACE TO HELP THE WORLD HEAL AND BECOME SAFE AGAIN
In a political and cultural climate where it feels like hate and exclusion have become the dominant perspective, we must find voices of hope and resistance, as well as safe spaces to share.
A Fabulous Place seeks to bring together those who feel marginalized, but refuse to be bullied. It is a forum where LGBTQ individuals, people of color, immigrant communities, women, those with differing levels of ability and countless others who have been targeted by hateful rhetoric, action and policy can resist through written and spoken word, art and music.
Be heard. Be inspired. Be a voice of love and resistance.
VOICES OF HOPE
To Push Out Hope Luke 1:46-55 Mary praises God for a pregnancy in which she had no agency. How can she say no to God? How can she not be angry with God? And how can she find hope in the action of giving birth and having a life-altering responsibility, all of which...read more
Scott Clark is Chaplain and Associate Dean of Student Life at San Francisco Theological Seminary. On Sunday, December 4, Scott had the opportunity to preach at 7th Avenue Presbyterian Church in San Francisco and deliver the following sermon. You can find the audio...read more
Repentance and Responsibility Matthew 3:1-2 The purpose of Jesus birth is not to make everybody happy. In this passage a man, living in the place where refugees flee, in the clothing of the poor and sitting outside of the mainstream of the religious community dares to...read more
Scott Clark is Chaplain and Associate Dean of Student Life at San Francisco Theological Seminary....read more
J. Herbert Nelson, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) recently responded to the presidential election and the climate that has ensued. It was originally published at PCUSA.org. I read several post-election statements and heard...read more