One of the most common hurts we hear about stems from beliefs about the Bible: the anchor text of our faith. So in this post, we offer...
I’ve done a lot of talking - a lot of rebutting people’s well-articulated homophobia, a lot of discussions with (or at) well-meaning Christians working hard to show me some light they thought I couldn’t see.
Onstage, I enlisted the help of the audience - my classmates - maybe 400 of them. I wanted them to back me up - to sing with me. The parts weren’t hard. And this is the story of how I proposed to Zora.
“I want to keep quiet,” said an old college fellowship friend to me, “but I can’t. What you’re doing is wrong.” The message - a response to our engagement announcement - came with a barrage of Bible verses and rationale: judgment in a cloak of compassion.
Welcome to our first Que(e)ries Q&A, and Happy New Year! This post includes four questions that refuse to be categorized. They’re fabulous on their own.
I eventually took flight from my non-affirming church after taking hits critical enough to damage rather than boost my relationship with God and God’s kin-dom. Here's the journey I’ve been on since then - this time with Ada as my co-pilot.
You’re 14. Happy birthday! Listen, quit fiddling around with your sneakers for a second and let me talk. I don’t have much time with which to tell you what the future will look like, so I’ve culled it down to 14 points. That shouldn’t be hard to remember: 14 years, 14 points.
When Ada and I first started dating, I was attending the church that had been my home through college. The Living Room was a Southern Baptist-lite church bustling with twenty-somethings, all gathered around a charismatic worship band and our bearded, blue-jeaned preacher Mel.
We have a vision for what the future of the blog will look like, but before we get there, we want to pause and hear from you.
If you’ve read The Beginning, you may still be wondering how exactly we reached an affirming decision through our Bible study. What changed? What was affirmed? And what did we hear God say?