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
What exactly does the New Testament say about homosexuality? Well, wouldn’t the “mystery” be solved if we knew?
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
I spent the last week of 2016 in the middle of nowhere, sleeping in a chicken coop with my dog.
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.
So many people are posting (myself included) about the devastating and terrible sexual assault that Brock Turner committed. Over the last few days, we've seen so many people posting millions of different viewpoints. The most interesting are coming from his family. His mother shared this FOUR PAGE letter with the judge. It literally explains his… Continue reading Open letter to Brock Turner’s mother
I probably shouldn’t speak for everyone in saying this, but I feel like most of us have that one sin that is harder to turn from than others. Maybe you have several, or maybe you are perfect and have none. You go, Glen CoCo.If you’ve ever spent a week or two feeling like you’ve been… Continue reading #thestruggle