All posts by John H. Campbell

Stained glass window image of Jesus

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

Throughout my life, I have been presented with many potential answers to the question, “Who Is Jesus?” as I am certain many others reading this have. But until a certain point in my life, it never occurred to me that what was most important was

People at concert

By Our Love

I have noticed that many people who are Christians seem preoccupied with making sure that everyone knows. You know what I’m talking about: “Christian” music; “Christian” schools, “Christian” bookstores, and the like. The person who, upon first meeting, emphatically states, “I am a Christian” as

Two men holding hands in a field

What Reward Have You?

On my recent birthday, I received a card from one of my fundamentalist relatives. As usual I was happy to get it; and preparing to read of the goings on of my family on the other side of the country as well as a birthday

People with their feet in a circle

Playing God

I have to say, that in the past few years that I have been a contributor to Whosoever that it has been nothing but a positive experience for me. Candace, the editor, is truly an angel to all of us in many ways, and this

Black male hands resting on an open Bible

The Light of the World

Not too long ago, I received a response to an ad I ran while seeking musicians to put together a new band. In this particular instance, it was an established band that was seeking a new singer, and I sent them a link to my

Sunlight shining through leaf

By Our Fruits

There is an old story where a priest tells a young boy, “I’ll give you an orange if you can tell me where God is.” To which the wise child responds, “I’ll give you TWO oranges if you can tell me where God is NOT.”

Dandelion blowing in the wind

My Least Favorite 4-Letter Word

To be afraid is to have more faith in evil than in God. (Emmet Fox) If I were to single out one bumper sticker that is often seen on the cars of fundamentalist Christians that upsets me far more than any of the others, it

Man praying in church pew

You Can Have It Both Ways

A lot of people may get a chuckle from this title, knowing that I am bisexual, but I thought that the topic for this issue of Whosoever would be a great time to talk about one of the miracles in my own life that came

Stained glass window image of Jesus

What Would Jesus Do?

I definitely believe that “loving our enemies” may, at times, be one of the most difficult things about living the Christian Way. And as a bisexual man whose ideal marriage consists of being committed to both a wife and male partner (openly and honestly) and

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Doubly Blessed

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound; that saved someone like me; I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. Thus went a slight revision of the lyrics to this song at a church in Southern California that was doing