Ever heard the phrase, “Girls are pink, boys are blue… no purple-ing!” in youth ministry before? Ever thought about how that phrase might make spaces unsafe for some of God’s children? In this workshop, we’ll talk about why and how God loves LGBTQ folks. To love someone well means to be deeply intentional about language, Bible teachings, and behavior in church–we’ll explore all of these things through a lens of “queer theology.” Let us seek to transform unjust structures of society through queerness!
Logan Rimel is a white, genderfluid, transgender child of God. They are an alum of both Vassar College and the Episcopal Service Corps and presently a counselor and co-director of The Naming Project summer camp. They’re a denominationally polyamorous church nerd, pragmatic Christian, and a fierce believer in God’s binary-defying love and call. Logan makes their home in Oakland, CA.
Deacon Ross Murray holds a BA in Youth & Family Ministry from Augsburg College and a MA in Outreach & Discipleship from Luther Seminary and is a consecrated Deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He has worked with youth and families in rural parishes, camps, multicultural urban congregations, college campuses, and has presented models of youth & family ministry all over the country. Ross is responsible for communication, fundraising, and development of the programs of The Naming Project. Ross is especially interested in helping youth cultivate a holistic identity that includes sexuality and spirituality.
July 13, AM1, AM2, PM1, PM2