Guest Speaker J.J. Warren will deliver the online Sunday message on August 9th at 10 a.m. for the Sacramento First United Methodist Church. Click HERE for the link.
J.J. Warren is a seminary student at Boston University School of Theology, a graduate of New York’s Sarah Lawrence College (’19), and a certified candidate for ordination in The United Methodist Church (UMC). After making an impassioned plea for the inclusion of LGBTQ+ persons at the UMC’s top law-making assembly, J.J.’s speech went viral, and his advocacy has been covered by HuffPost, NBC, Brut Media, and WXXI Radio.
J.J. spent a year at Oxford University, England, where he studied Biblical Hebrew, Early Church history, and gender studies of late antiquity. He founded a progressive Christian community on his undergraduate campus, and founded Young Prophets Collective, an online collective of queer youth/young adults and allies who seek to grow in ministry, use their voices, and reclaim the Church through radical love. J.J. now travels the world preaching a message of collective forward progress and inclusion.
His first book, “Reclaiming Church: A Call to Action for Religious Rejects,” is available now from Abingdon Press. J.J. will host an upcoming seminar, “Day of Deconstruction: An Online Seminar” from 11 am- 3 pm, Saturday, August 29, 2020. To register visit his website HERE.