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Month: December 2019

Building Your Own Table

Dear readers, First of all, thank you for your endless support and encouragement as this tiny little platform continues to grow and change, expanding in new directions that I could not have expected at the start of this year. The first post I released this year was The Lie of Inclusion, and in that post, I described the ways that white conservative Christian spaces often exclude the voices they need to hear from the most because they completely disrupt the status quo. I vaguely shared some of my own experiences… Read more Building Your Own Table

Why Do I Stay in Church?

A Troubling Start The first Sunday that I willingly stepped foot in a church, the preacher said that homosexuality was the result of demonic oppression, and that the “gay lifestyle” is a one-way ticket to eternal damnation. My stomach churned. I was fifteen-years-old and exploring a life of faith. I believed in the message of Jesus so much that I felt compelled to dedicate my life to him, and yet, somehow, that wasn’t going to be enough for others who had felt that same conviction to follow Christ. That preacher… Read more Why Do I Stay in Church?

Sacrifice: A Love Letter for Queer Believers, Part 2

A few weeks ago my friend, Timon Lee, shared his thoughts on the true nature of sacrifice in the queer Christian life. He touched on the idea that what the Church has often asked queer people to sacrifice actually misses the mark on what is and isn’t important to give up for those of us who have somehow managed to survive our often hostile faith communities. Timon discussed how the Church has asked queer people to conform to heteronormative social standards, to abandon their identification with the LGBTQ+ community, and… Read more Sacrifice: A Love Letter for Queer Believers, Part 2