February 18, 2006
“…whosoever believeth in him
shall not perish, but have life everlasting.”
Whosoever Ministries, Inc. exists to create safe and sacred space for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians by working to build welcoming and inclusive communities of faith both online and in local regions. Understanding that many GLBT people of faith have been spiritually scarred by mainstream church teachings, Whosoever’s ministries provide resources to help GLBT people reclaim their faith, rekindle their relationship to God through Christ, and grow in their spiritual relationship to God.
Whosoever is dedicated to emboldening GLBT people and their straight allies to work for justice and equality within the church and society at large. Whosoever strives to assure GLBT people that they are included in God’s unconditional love and are already justified by their faith and sanctified by grace alone.
January 28, 2006
According to the Dalai Lama, the purpose of
our existence is to seek happiness.
The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living was a groundbreaking collaboration between H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, and Howard C. Cutler, M.D., a Phoenix-based psychiatrist. Beginning with a small first printing in 1998 the book rapidly spread by word of mouth to become a classic manual on human happiness. The book remained on The New York Times bestseller list for almost two years, and has become a source of help and inspiration to millions of readers throughout the world. Responding to the requests by readers, the Dalai Lama and Dr. Cutler followed this book with another volume in 2003, their second New York Times bestseller, titled The Art of Happiness at Work.
Drawing upon 2500 years of Buddhist wisdom, combined with the latest findings of modern science, and mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, these remarkable volumes offer a practical approach to human happiness—a rational approach that can be practiced by individuals from any background, tradition, or religion.
January 9, 2006
You should check out Sandvox, the website builder for the Mac that is coming soon from Karelia Software. It is in public beta now, so you can try it out even though it’s not ready to buy yet.
(I’m encouraging people to sign up because it’s a good program, and because if you sign up, I’ll get a discount when it’s released. If you start referring people, you can get a discount too.)
— Scott Newkirk
January 8, 2006
“The purpose of Soulforce is freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance.”
Wherever you are on your journey of faith,
Whatever your sexual orientation or gender identity,
Whatever your religion, race, age, ability, color, or creed,
You are welcome to join us in learning, teaching, and applying
the ‘soul force’ principles of relentless nonviolent resistance
as taught by Gandhi and King
as we work together to stop spiritual violence
against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people
that flows out of the teachings and actions
of religious leaders and their communities of faith.
-The People of Soulforce
January 1, 2006
“This website is unlike almost all other religious sites: It promotes religious freedom, and diversity as positive cultural values.
- We do not promote our own religious beliefs. We can’t because we are a multi-faith group. We try to explain the full diversity of religious belief in North America, from Asatru to Zoroastrianism, including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Taoism, Universism, Wicca, other religious groups, and spiritual/ethical groups.
- We try to describe all viewpoints on controversial religious topics objectively and fairly. We cover everything from abortion access to equal rights and protections for homosexuals and bisexuals, including same-sex marriage, and dozens of other “hot” topics”