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Easter 2011
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Jesus in Love serves gay, lesbian, bi and trans (glbt) people who have spiritual interests, and our allies. We promote queer spirituality and the arts, with an emphasis on books and images. We believe that God loves all people, including sexual minorities. We believe that the creative process is sacred. We hope that the new visions, especially the gay Jesus and queer saints, will free people to experience the divine in new ways and lead to a more just world.

Happy Easter!

Jesus Rises by Douglas Blanchard


Kittredge Cherry and

Jesus in Love

Dear ,

Christ is risen!

Nobody knows exactly how it happened, but on the third day Jesus rose to new life.

The mystery of resurrection replaced the law of cause and effect with a new reality: the law of love. Jesus lives in our hearts now.  Just as he promised, he freed people from every form of bondage. LGBT people are liberated from every closet of shame. Christ glows with the colors of all beings. Together we are the body of Christ. Alleluia! More

(From the Jesus in Love Blog series "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision," art by Douglas Blanchard and text by Kittredge Cherry)
Jesus appears to Mary on the first Easter
Jesus Appears to Mary by Douglas Blanchard
Jesus Appears to Mary

Why would Jesus, who had many powerful male followers, pay attention to a woman? Yet he chose Mary Magdalene as the first witness to his resurrection. More

(From the Jesus in Love Blog series "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision," art by Douglas Blanchard and text by Kittredge Cherry)

The Gay Passion series is running in daily installments at the Jesus in Love Blog. Here is a list of the series so far. Click the titles to go to each part.

1. The Human One (Son of Man) with Job and Isaiah
2. Jesus Enters the City
3. Jesus Drives Out the Money Changers
4. Jesus Preaches in the Temple
5. The Last Supper
6. Jesus Prays Alone
7. Jesus Is Arrested
8. Jesus Before the Priests
9. Jesus Before the Magistrate
10. Jesus Before the People
11. Jesus Before the Soldiers
12. Jesus Is Beaten
13. Jesus Goes to His Execution
14. Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
15. Jesus Dies
16. Jesus Is Buried
17. Jesus Among the Dead
18. Jesus Rises
19. Jesus Appears to Mary

  (more to come this week!)
It's not over! Gay Passion series goes on

Jesus Returns to God by Douglas Blanchard

Some of the best paintings in the Gay Passion series are still to come!  


The series keeps going this week. Visit the Jesus in Love Blog daily for new appearances by the Risen Christ through Friday, April 29.


These are some of the most creative, uplifting and outright queer paintings, so don't miss it.  Coming soon:


The Trinity by Douglas Blanchard


20. Jesus Appears at Emmaus
21. Jesus Appears to His Friends
22. Jesus Returns to God
23. The Holy Spirit Arrives
24. The Trinity  


(Credit: "Jesus Returns to God" and "The Trinity" by Douglas Blanchard)

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(Easter Lily photo by Doyle McDonald)

Click to enjoy our Easter videos: 


Kittredge Cherry on Easter

Happy Easter video from Kittredge Cherry

Kitt's Easter message with mustard flowers 


Gay Easter bonnets show creativity


Christ is risen, and we are called to rise to new life!  Rejoice in the blessings of Easter! 
Kittredge Cherry

Hot NEW books for Easter reading

Recommended by friends of Jesus in Love

Adam's Gift: A Memoir of a Pastor's Calling to Defy the Church's Persecution of Lesbians and Gays
by Jimmy Creech by Duke University Press Books
List Price: $29.95
Our Price: $19.77
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Powerful true story of a Methodist minister's heroic stand to stop church discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Final Testament of the Holy Bible
by James Frey, Hodder Export
Our Price: $19.80
Buy Now

A provocative novel about Jesus as an actively bisexual hipster in America today. By major author James Frey. Sure to rile the religious right. Follows the spirit of the Gospels and getting good reviews. Just released April 22!

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