About 10 Camels

Queerly Christian

About - Queerly Christian

We have experienced church as a source of healing and also an experience we need healing from. Our experiences inspire us to consistently examine what we believe and why. To be queerly Christian is to wade in the mystery of faith; to question; to acknowledge there are often no clear answers; to be open to fresh understanding; to recognize the value and validity of other paths; to proudly dive into our unique and unrepeated place in God’s creation; to be baptized in the revolutionary binary breaking ways of Jesus; and to soak in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.

About - Queerly Christian
Submersed in Story

Submersed in Story

Submersed in Story

As a child we were introduced to the Hebrew Scriptures and Christian Bible. We continue to read these sacred texts as a story of life. A story of connection and interdependence, illustrating how we are to engage with one another and with creation. A story that helps us understand who God is, who we are, and why we are here. A story that encourages us to make meaning of our experiences. A story that centers the prophets and calls us into the work of liberation and redemption. We share our story that others might be stirred to examine, embrace, and boldly tell their own.

A Well of Hope and Healing

About - Wells of Hope and healing

Like creation, our bodies and our spirits need water to survive. Our words, those we write and those we speak, are offered as sustenance for all who thirst. Thirst is literal and metaphorical, physical, political, and spiritual. Spiritual thirst comes in many forms and for many reasons. We pour out hope and healing to those who have experienced grief and trauma, who have been harmed by institutional religion and oppressive social systems, LGBTQ+ beloveds who are brightly and joyfully living our lives in a world that wants us to dim our light. We offer words of challenge and gracious invitation to individuals and churches who seek expanding and transforming ways of being, listening to and telling stories.

About - Wells of Hope and healing

Why 10 Camels?

During a particularly dry season in our life, water sprung from an unexpected source. While staying alone at a little place on the Gulf of Mexico, meditating on the power of names and stories, we went searching for Rebekah. Her story rolled in like waves on the beach. Washing over us. Calling us to deeper imagination.

When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.” So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough and ran again to the well to draw, and she drew for all his camels.  Genesis 24: 19-20 (NRSVUE) 

Rebekah offered fresh water to a stranger and all 10 of their camels. Upon reading her story, we saw 10 Camels everywhere. Walking. Swimming. Floating. Kayaking. Hiking. Eating. Drinking, Sleeping. Dreaming. Praying. By the end of that time away we were certain that whatever the future held, it would include turning words into water. The vision of 10 Camels was birthed from the story of Rebekah and the water she poured out. Over these last few years, the vision has become clearer, taking on beautiful form and a shape of its own.

Grateful and inspired by the ones who led us to a well of living water, we offer spirit quenching words and water to everyone thirsting for hope, healing, and connection to a universal and eternal story.