Our Churches

I LOVE this quote! Caleb is right on the money with this one. In one of the FB groups I belong to, the subject of the Gospel came up in relation to how does it fit with all of the other rules and “suggestions” we are given at church.  I’ve actually been pondering this for…

Being Biased and Heartfelt Prayer

I am biased. And it’s not fair to Caleb or his book, Messy Grace. I am having a difficult time pulling quotes to share that more accurately portray his message.  My husband asked me why I would choose this book. Well, I am LDS. I know there is a lot of “anti” liturature out there…

Love Anyway

Caleb’s teaching in chapter three this morning is about sharing your beliefs with those who live opposed to what you believe. The key is the quote above – “It is possible to love others and not agree with areas in which they live their life.” So true!  I can think of hundreds of opinions and…

God’s Love is for Everyone

This chapter of Messy Grace is all about loving people and sharing with them how much God loves them. I cringe when I read this book. Honestly. It is making me think and walk a fine line that feels like a tightrope.  Today though, as I made it through about two-thirds of the chapter, I…

Understanding Messy Grace

Caleb gets right to the heart of his message in chapter two – “if we are going to understand messy grace, then we have to understand how to love people, no matter who they are.” This is the statement that best sums up the chapter. He does tell a portion of his story and shares…

Coming Out at Church

The first chapter in Messy Grace by Caleb Kaltenbach is about the first time he spoke as a pastor about his youth and growing up with a lesbian mother and a gay father (they were married, but came out, and got divorced). It is hard to read about how nervous he was just prior to…

New Book Day

I’m starting a new book Monday, but I thought I’d give you some background information on it and its author today.  As the byline says, “How a pastor with gay parents learned to love others without sacrificing conviction.”  We need so much more love, acceptance, and tolerance in this world. If all we ever looked…