It’s been a week now since the release of the Statement on God’s Justice. Over 1,000 signatures later, I ask myself what the Statement has meant and what it will mean.
I had worried that as the sole Christian in my family, my coming out to my mother would hurt what Christians call my “witness”: the theology I live to demonstrate to others who God is. How can you be a Christian, she asked me then, if you are gay?
There’s a prevailing Western notion that it’s only by loving yourself that you learn to love others. But self-love – and self-love first and foremost – can seem unattainable for many of us, and especially anyone who struggles with shame.
So, in the face of all opposition, why did I decide to get married?
Our wedding was a sacrament. In the Christian tradition, all weddings are sacraments. And queer weddings are sacraments too and are sacraments especially.
Zora [Content warning: suicide, PTSD] I recently read Finding God in the Waves by Mike McHargue (AKA Science Mike). In a nutshell, it’s about the author’s journey from evangelical Christianity to atheism to mainline Christianity – all while riding a seriously science-y rollercoaster. Mike’s… Read More
…Both translations of disappointment hurt because they incite us to determine our own self-worth with the never-satisfied measuring stick of our perceived worth to others.