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Chris Glaser has been an activist in the movement for full inclusion of GLBT Christians in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for over 30 years. He graduated from Yale University with a Master of Divinity degree in 1977.
Service with Presbyterian Church Edit
After leaving Yale, he served as Director of Lazarus Project, a ministry of reconciliation between the church and the lesbian and gay community in Los Angeles, funded by the Presbyterian Church (USA).
He served from 1976-1977 on the Presbyterian Church (USA) Task Force to Study Homosexuality, as an openly gay man, and the rejection of its gay tolerant conclusions by the Church meant that Glaser himself was refused ordination as clergy by the Presbyterian Church (USA) but serves as an elder.
Metropolitan Community Church Ministry Edit
He began serving as MCC San Francisco Interim Pastor on November 1st,2006, having been ordained by this denomination. He previously served as Interim Pastor of Christ's Covenant Metropolitan Community Church in Decatur, Georgia.
Glaser is a leading writer in the field of Theology.
His published works include
- Uncommon Calling (1988)
- Come Home! (1990)
- Coming Out to God (1991)
- The Word Is Out (1994)
- Coming Out as Sacrament (1998)
- Reformation of the Heart: Seasonal Meditations by a Gay Christian With a Scripture Index (2001)
- Communion of Life-Meditations for the New Millennium (1999)
Between 1998 and 2002, the year it ceased publication, Glaser edited Open Hands, a quarterly magazine for congregations welcoming of LGBT people in seven mainline Protestant denominations in the United States and Canada. An archive of articles from Open Hands can be found at: http://clgs.org/3/open_hands.html
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