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
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 recently had my low self-worth brought to my attention, and it was thrown into the spotlight with this statement: "You feel like you have to work for God's favor." Not only did I disagree, but I was offended. How dare she make that great assumption about my relationship with God? And if I'm being completely… Continue reading becoming perfect.
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…
I wish I handled situations with grace. ...But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger… [James 1:19] I think a good way to describe me in times of stress and conflict is the exact opposite of this verse. I am QUICK to anger, and QUICK to speak; and I really don’t want… Continue reading Anger and Grace.
Stick with me. Before you throw fire in my face, just stick with me. This isn’t another blog defending personal beliefs about the Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner situation. This is a chance to have a different perspective. Bruce Jenner came out as “transgender” in a 20/20 interview. Which, unless you’ve been shielding yourself from social media, TV,… Continue reading Caitlyn Jenner can bring God the glory
Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses’ face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end, will not the ministry of the Spirit have even more glory? For if there was glory in the ministry of… Continue reading newsflash: you’ll never be good enough.