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Coming Out: Mental Health and Sexuality

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

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A New Perspective: Clobber Passages

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

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A New Perspective: Queer Theology

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

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Fruitful Sexuality

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

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Open letter to Brock Turner’s mother

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

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I am still a cynic…

I have a confession to make: I am still a cynic. I know…after all these years. I have been for a long time, and maybe I always will be. In case you aren’t sure what that means, it is “a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable… Continue reading I am still a cynic…

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Hobby Lobby and American Christianity

The recent SCOTUS ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby stated that certain for-profit companies cannot be required to pay for specific types of contraceptives for their employees. This ruling apparently focused on four contraceptive drugs in particular; these specific contraceptives are considered to be similar to abortion because of the way they prevent pregnancy. Hobby… Continue reading Hobby Lobby and American Christianity