I’ve been on a journey of understanding my sexual identity for quite a few years now. Growing up in the Bible Belt, I had never heard such a thing as “inclusive theology,” or a theology that supports LGBTQ people in the Church. I went from my conservative, Southern Baptist church and hometown to a conservative,… Continue reading A New Perspective: Queer Theology
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will… Continue reading fear, distance, love, and hope.
I spent the last week of 2016 in the middle of nowhere, sleeping in a chicken coop with my dog.
It’s hard to look at this election cycle and find a way to praise God. I mean, hard. Our country is on its way to becoming more divided than ever before, and that’s pretty scary to think about. Newsfeeds and are filled with hate speech, racism, and bigotry…or as I’d like to call it, sin.… Continue reading reflection from the election.
I've been "out" as part of the LGBTQ+ community for over a month. Some friends ask me what my life has been like since coming out. I can think of many ways to describe my experience, but one word sums it up well: fruitful. I spent much of my life believing that nothing to do… Continue reading Fruitful Sexuality
Here's one example of the utter wrongness of something I tend to be automatically sure of: Everything in my own immediate experience supports my deep belief that I am the absolute center of the universe, the realest, most vivid and important person in existence. We rarely talk about this sort of natural, basic self centeredness,… Continue reading other people exist.
I’ve contemplated sharing my story for years. I’ve written and re-written this story, trying to perfect the words so that I speak as eloquently and gracefully as possible. Over those years, I’ve realized that eloquence is not always necessary, but transparency is. I am sharing my story because 50 innocent lives were taken at Pulse Nightclub… Continue reading Into the Light.