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
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 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.
There are so many ways to understand the word freedom. According to the good ole Webster Dictionary, freedom is: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another. Liberation. Not constrained. The state of being free. Spiritually speaking, Christians understand this as being free from the bondage of sin. We experience liberation from the "passions of our flesh" and… Continue reading freedom.
Who knew that the way to get overwhelmed is to rest?That probably sounds backwards. But it is the truth.I spend a lot of time complaining about my relationship with God. It is a big part of us. If he was anything less than perfect, he may complain about me too! What I have slowly (very… Continue reading an overwhelming rest