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Month: November 2019

A Note on My Growth as a Gay Christian

I recently updated my About page to reflect my current position on sexual ethics, shifting from a more traditional or “Side B” perspective to a more progressive “Side A” perspective. In other words, I have grown to believe that God views same-sex marriage as a symbol of Christ’s love for the Church, just as He does with heterosexual marriage. Being gay and theologically traditional was always an awkward tension for me. I’ve wrestled and questioned throughout many seasons of my life, but I always came back to the conclusion that… Read more A Note on My Growth as a Gay Christian

Getting Proximate with God’s Love for the Poor

Good Guys and Bad Guys A few Sundays ago, I was sitting in a worship service at my church, and my friend, the preacher that Sunday said, “Jesus is never on the side of condemnation.” This stuck with me. Even more than that, it gutted me, taking the wind from my lungs and slapping me in the face with my own punishment-centered theology. This was a simple declaration and yet it began to shake me from my sleep, revealing the red flags in my relationship with God. As an American,… Read more Getting Proximate with God’s Love for the Poor

Sacrifice: A Love Letter for Queer Believers

This week’s post is a guest feature by my friend, Timon Lee. I have recently had the pleasure of getting to know Timon through a queer Christian Facebook group as well as via Twitter. We connected quickly over our mutual passion for social justice as well as various other shared interests. Timon is active in university campus ministry where he seeks to create hospitable spaces for all who are searching. ______________________________________________________________________________ One of my most vivid memories of my time in the closet are the times I rehearsed specific behaviors… Read more Sacrifice: A Love Letter for Queer Believers

Emotional Boundaries for Minorities and Advocates for Change

I started counseling again. I used to go every week in college because the counseling fee was included in our tuition, so I took advantage of that resource while I had it. Of course, in the real world, it doesn’t quite work that way, but fortunately, I was referred to a wonderful counseling service by one of my best friends. This week, my counselor and I talked about what it means to actually feel and express your emotions rather than trying to will them away. While I have a natural… Read more Emotional Boundaries for Minorities and Advocates for Change