Call for submissions: Lent 2021

Leadership team |

We at Vine & Fig would love to know what the season of Lent means to you.

Queer 101: Gay

Xorje Olivares |

Much of the resistance I’ve seen as a gay person has come from fellow Christians who’ve bought into the idea that somehow I made the choice, and not our God, to be a member of the LGBTQIA community.

A Call to Action

The Baptism of the Lord | | By Jordan Kennedy

I want to drive home this reminder: the Gospel, both today’s message and the entirety of the mission of Jesus of Nazareth are a call to action. When I feel the days have become too much, I remember that Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man, a man who fulfilled a call that I’m sure he didn’t always understand.

Modern Day Magi

The Epiphany of the Lord | | By Eilis

“Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We have seen his star and have come to do him homage.”


Who are the magi in our world bringing gifts?

Where is the star we are following?

Family, or notes from a battlefield

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph | | By Zinzy Nev Geene

As soon as she hands you the gift

Queer 101: Lesbian

Maria Yoo and Teresa |

Claiming your identity is about how you understand the truth about yourself and your life in the here and now. 

Should you build me a house to dwell in?

Fourth Sunday of Advent | | By Sav

Should you build me a house to dwell in? Despite the effect this time of year has on my depression, this somehow remains my favorite time of year.

In a World of Darkness, Rejoicing is Resistance

Third Sunday of Advent | | By Emily Tucker

This Gaudete Sunday, as we march closer to the advent of Christ, the darkness of a world without God is cut through with the light of a pink candle.

Jacq's testimony

Jacq Oesterblad |

My answer is embarrassingly earnest: I cling to the Church because I find God here. I recite the creed, and I really mean it.

Queer 101: LGBTQIA+

Patrick Flores |

This is where the past experiences an individual can have with a term may influence their understanding of it.