Insight – perception into the heart of the matter.

That’s what we envision for outsights, RfA’s forum for ​​insights by people who identify as LGBTQ or allies. ​Informed reflections about ​sexuality, gender and faith, about Room for All’s mission and ministry, about RCA conversations and developments regarding sexuality. Insights through an “out” lens.

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Vincent Van Gogh and the Beauty of Lent

Among the many lessons my parents have taught me, the one I struggle with most to this day is patience. However, years of being by my father’s side ignited in me a parallel passion for gardening, with a deep love of heirloom varieties and especially growing flowers. Since I could hold a pencil, the flowers…

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Welcoming the Revelation of New Beginnings

There is something about a new beginning that resonates deeply with me, especially coming at Epiphany. We celebrate the revelation that this new baby is the manifestation of unconditional love from God, not just for some, but for all. That understanding came with the welcoming of strangers, who followed the call of God represented in…

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9 Days of Prayer – Faithfulness

Each morning before General Synod gathers in Tucson, we’ll share a new prayer, devotional, or poem submitted by one of RfA’s board members, themed on the Fruits of the Spirit. We also invite you to join us in praying for the delegates and members of the General Synod (the full list can be found here). Today,…

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9 Days of Prayer – Kindness

Each morning before General Synod gathers in Tucson, we’ll share a new prayer, devotional, or poem submitted by one of RfA’s board members, themed on the Fruits of the Spirit. We also invite you to join us in praying for the delegates and members of the General Synod (the full list can be found here). Today,…

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9 Days of Prayer – Patience

Each day before General Synod gathers in Tucson, we’ll share a new prayer, devotional, or poem submitted by one of RfA’s board members, themed on the Fruits of the Spirit. We also invite you to join us in praying for the delegates and members of the General Synod (the full list can be found here). Today,…

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9 Days of Prayer – Peace

Each morning before General Synod gathers in Tucson, we’ll share a new prayer, devotional, or poem submitted by one of RfA’s board members, themed on the Fruits of the Spirit.   We also invite you to join us in praying for the delegates and members of the General Synod (the full list can be found…

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9 Days of Prayer – Joy

Each morning before General Synod gathers in Tucson, we’ll share with you a new prayer, devotional, or poem submitted by one of RfA’s board members, themed on the Fruits of the Spirit. We also invite you to join us in praying for the delegates and members of the General Synod (the full list can be…

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9 Days of Prayer – Love

Each day before General Synod meets in Tucson, we’ll share a new prayer, devotional, or poem submitted by one of RfA’s board members, themed on the Fruits of the Spirit. We also invite you to join us in praying for the delegates and members of the General Synod (the full list can be found here).…

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Rachel Held Evans

I didn’t know Rachel Held Evans.  Of course, I’d heard of her. She was a powerhouse in progressive churchy circles. She had done so much to expand the limited lenses we use to understand God. She was a voice (the voice?) for many evangelically-raised Christians, struggling in a modern world with what their faith means and should look like. And now she’s…

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I Was Wrong

One of the gifts of God I am learning to receive is the ability to admit I was wrong. I may have been wrong for many reasons (fear, unwillingness to be open to new ideas, apathy, anger, unsure of where I would end up if I let other ideas go). About 4-5 years ago I…

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