Lectionary Reading

Suggested Music

I wrote “O Beloved Family” while thinking about my trans friends and how their personal experience of resurrection is something from which the broader church could learn. Shortly after I wrote this song, I was reminded that using the expression “brothers and sisters” to address a group of people—even “my trans brothers and sisters”—leaves out a great number of trans and genderqueer people whose experience of life doesn’t square with the gender binary. In the bridge of this song, you’ll hear me sing: “brothers, sisters, teach us how to die / brothers, sisters, teach us how to come alive.” I’m rewriting this so that it won’t exclude folks in my beloved family. Just wanted to acknowledge that there’s a better, more inclusive draft to come. — Corey

Sermon & Discussion

Acknowledgement

The featured image is “The Resurrection Morning” by J H Hartley

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