I am studying to be an Anglican priest in the Diocese of New Westminster on the west coast of Canada. I’m also a punk rock Celtic harpist who loves to tell stories. I’ve lived primarily in Vancouver but have also put in time in Victoria, Ottawa, and Norwich, UK. Raised Anglican, I returned to the church as a young adult after five years as a Wiccan and am passionate about learning and relating the experiences of Millennial mystics in search of a spiritual home, particularly those who do not fit the acceptable societal categories of gender, sexuality, and political persuasion.
Talk Title: Wild Space Christianity
All too often Christianity has been held up as a door keeper and defender of the walls we build between ourselves. The truth of the matter is that this is a misunderstanding. “Wild Space”, a term coined by theologian Sallie McFague, is the piece of ourselves that does not fit into the framework given to us by the world. It is indeed a sacred place that is not only an expression of divine wideness but also fully supported in the ancient traditions of the Christian faith. This talk will explore how wild space interacts with views on gender, sexuality, and one person’s journey of faith.