After two+ years of weekly counseling, I am finally able to say that I am unapologetically queer. I am able to say confidently that LGBTQ+ can have a personal, intimate relationship with Jesus. Never have I been more sure that I am following the command to “come as you are” in my daily life (was… Continue reading Coming Out: Mental Health and Sexuality
As if the queer community needed another reminder that they are not welcome in the Church, the CMBA released The Nashville Statement this week; this document lays out very clearly just how unwelcome the LGBTQ folks are. Once again, the Evangelical Church has failed to consider the psychological distress and spiritual trauma they are causing… Continue reading Bad Theology: The Nashville Statement
It has been one year since I stepped into the light regarding my sexuality. It has been a year of heartbreak, challenges, joy, resistance, discovery, and more. In the year since I "came out" to the world, I have experienced growth. To celebrate my own boldness, I figured I would share some of the things… Continue reading One Year Later.
I don’t have all of the answers, but I do know that if God is good, God will reveal that Truth. And I want to believe that God is good. Don’t you? When I bring up the idea of inclusivity in the Church, I am usually met with confusing looks. “Uh oh, the liberal is… Continue reading A New Perspective: Clobber Passages
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.