Archived Blog of Oasis California

Welcome to the archived blog of Oasis California, the LGBT Ministry of the Diocese of California
The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson, president, Oasis California


August 23, 2012
We're using Facebook and Twitter to stay in touch with Oasis supporters across the Bay Area and our allies around the world. You can... Read More
August 21, 2012
For the first time in our history, Bishop Marc Andrus has assigned the Rev. Diana Wheeler to serve as the Oasis Deacon.  Diana will be continuing her... Read More
August 20, 2012
Update: Good meeting at Sacred Cocktails about "How should spiritual people respond to the “architect of Prop 8” coming to town?" Full report soon,... Read More
August 20, 2012
Sacred Cocktails, a place to  hang out and discuss religion and spirituality, is now part of Oasis California.  Launched by The Rev.... Read More
July 10, 2012
Update: The proposal to allow the next Presiding Bishop to serve on a part-time basis was rejected July 11 by the House of Bishops.Yesterday Bishop... Read More
July 9, 2012
The dean of Virginia Theological Seminary has turned language on LGBT inclusion  on its head and applied it to conservatives who feel "excluded" by... Read More
July 8, 2012
Update: The part of the resolution honoring Bishop Christopher passed, the other section did not - a good step forward. Testimony on a landmark... Read More
July 7, 2012
I am Tom Jackson,  and I speak in support of Resolution A049 as President of Oasis California, the LGBT Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of... Read More
July 6, 2012
Testimony before the World Mission Committee Friday suggested consideration of the proposed Anglican Covenant will end not with a bang of controversy but... Read More
July 6, 2012
It seemed simple enough: cut the church’s upcoming budget by deleting funds for “non-essential” programs and thereby affect real change in the structure... Read More
July 6, 2012
Something strange happened this morning in the House of Bishops.First the Bishops voted down a resolution to suggest the Standing Commission on Liturgy... Read More
July 5, 2012
They spoke in apocalyptic terms of the need for revolutionary change saying “we have hit the iceberg …and the ship is sinking.” They spoke of a “... Read More
July 5, 2012
“By adding gender expression we are saying who is called in,” Deputy Ellen Tilotson said minutes before the Committee on Ministry voted to send two... Read More
July 5, 2012
Prepared for Commiitte hearing today but not speken due to a lack of time:"All" does not always mean "all" in the Episcopal Church. “All” has often... Read More
July 5, 2012
Most Episcopalians could care less about how their national church is structured. And that may be a very bad thing. On July 4th two diverging views... Read More