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?
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'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
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.
I went to Target this weekend. I know what you're thinking (ew, yucky!), but hear me out first. As I was checking out, I noticed that the cashier was, well, different from me. I won't go into detail, but given what has been going on lately, you could probably assume. As I was waiting in… Continue reading I went to Target.
I think the phrase “Jesus is my Valentine” is a load of crap. No, He isn’t. That is lonely, single, Christian language for “I don’t have a date tonight so I’m stuck eating at Noodles & Co. with my friend." Jesus can’t take me on a date. He can’t buy me flowers (or burritos). As far as I’m concerned, He’s not the best Valentine. There are plenty of people in this world that could buy me flowers...or a freakin' burrito. So why doesn’t that tangible love leave me feeling satisfied? Why am I still lonely?