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Brave Spaces and Bigger Tables

I go to what some of us refer to as a “loving, but not affirming” church. For the past year and a half, I’ve struggled to find my place in it, to figure out how to participate in it, how to love my moderate-pseudo-progressive friends well and allow them space to learn, mess up, and grow as they seek to be better allies. It is taxing sometimes. It is annoying and heartbreaking when you just want to exist in a church without having to explain yourself or defend yourself. But then there are moments when I do see breakthrough. There are moments when I see it click in someone’s mind just how important this all is to the future of…