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May 2011
Jesus in Love Newsletter
LGBT spirituality and the arts
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Julian of Norwich
Gay Passion of Christ
Holocaust Remembrance
New books

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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.
Mother's Day 2011 falls on the feast day of a mystic who celebrates "Mother Jesus." Read her story, plus a Holocaust tribute and the climax of the Gay Passion of Christ series.

Julian of Norwich celebrates Mother Jesus
  Julian of Norwich by Robert Lentz 

Julian of Norwich is a medieval English mystic who celebrated "Mother Jesus."  It's not known if she herself was queer, but her genderbending ideas were. 
"As truly as God is our Father, so truly is God our Mother," Julian wrote more than 600 years ago. Her feast day is May 8. More info
(Credit: "Julian of Norwich" by Robert Lentz
Gay Passion series ends with Risen Christ

Jesus Appears to His Friends by Douglas BlanchardThe Gay Passion of Christ series ends with uplifting, creative and outright queer paintings by by Douglas Blanchard and refections by Kittredge Cherry:


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20. Jesus Appears at Emmaus


21. Jesus Appears to His Friends 



 The Trinity by Douglas Blanchard

22. Jesus Returns to God (a holy kiss...)


23. The Holy Spirit Arrives (Pentecost)


24. The Trinity


Click here to go back to Part 1. 


(Credit: "Jesus Appears to His Friends" and "The Trinity" by Douglas Blanchard)

We all wear the triangle of the Holocaust

Holy Priest Anonymous one of Sachsenhausen  By William Hart McNicholsOn Holocaust Remembrance Day we recall an anonymous gay priest, brutally beaten to death by the Nazis because he refused to stop praying at the concentration camp in Sachsenhausen, Germany in 1940.  More

We honor all who died in the Holocaust, including the gay prisoners who were forced to wear the pink triangle.  More

(Credit: "Holy Priest Anonymous One of Sachsenhausen" by William Hart McNichols)
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I conclude with the most famous words by Julian of Norwich, "All shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well."

Be well,
Kittredge Cherry
NEW books

Recruiting Young Love: How Christians Talk about Homosexuality
by Mark D. Jordan by University Of Chicago Press
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A Harvard Divinity School professor covers the American church debate on homosexuality over the past 60 years. The history of LGBT rights comes alive through his use of varied sources such as interviews, pamphlets, memoirs, and even pulp novels.

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
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Powerful true story of a Methodist minister's heroic stand to stop church discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power - And How They Can Be Restored
by Marcus J. Borg by HarperOne
Hardcover ~ Release Date: 2011-04-12
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Newest book from major Bible scholar known for his work on the historical Jesus and the Jesus Seminar.

Sex and Uncertainty in the Body of Christ: Intersex Conditions and Christian Theology (Gender, Theology and Spirituality)
by Susannah Cornwall by Equinox Publishing
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