When I came out to you, Christian friend, you were so nice. Even after you knew the truth, we still lined our days with fellowship, our nights with prayer and choir rehearsals. We still ate our meals together and walked to church together. I thanked God, I remember: it seemed like nothing had changed. But [...]
I’d been warned long ago by a preacher or two that the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And while I left behind the image of a fallen angel – a cosmic bad guy in a long thriller, I didn’t forget the lesson. So, when I left conservative evangelicalism [...]
On my best days, I’m grateful for my journey out of conservative evangelicalism. On other days, these are the things I miss the most:
A whole system producing a kind of Christianity that does more evil than good: how do grace and forgiveness figure into that?
...But it’s a vulnerability that I think is sewn into the pockets of our souls - a piece of string around our fingers to remind us of the currents that created us, a Creator who wants to be known, to be understood, to be seen for who She is.
The following is a list of practical, everyday tips to improve our allyship to God’s beloved queer and trans children.
I’ve yet to hear of a heterosexual person being told to “try” homosexuality in order to confirm their straightness.
Don’t look for answers from those who haven’t even inquired.
Some of us may be yearning for the kin-dom but frustrated by jobs, family, communities, or circumstances that feel more like the Empire. But like the Galen Ersos and the magi of our lives, we also have opportunities to sabotage the Empire through our daily efforts...
To hear a recording of this sermon that I had the honor to share at HopeGateWay last week, click here. The sermon is approximated below as text: