All posts by Steve Pearson

Man reading the Bible

Peter and Cornelius at the MCC

I bet you didn’t know that the Book of Acts is all about living as a gay Christian. Okay, so that’s not really what it’s about — it’s actually a chronicle of the early church and of the movement of the gospel out of Israel

Man reading the Bible

Friendly with the Enemy

A recent court decision regarding the legal rights of one of the American citizens found living among the terrorists in Afghanistan reminded me of the difficulties, legal and emotional, we still face in dealing with those who would betray our country. But it also reminded

Four women looking down

Love the Sinner/Hate the Sin? Definitely!

“He rescued me, because He delighted in me.” — Psalm 18.19b In all of our lives, there are moments when God unexpectedly breaks through and reaches us directly. These moments stay with us for years. They serve as reference points for us — signposts we

People at concert

The Effects of Belief: Exile and Holiness

As soon as we believe in Christ, we are no longer the same. In fact, we cannot encounter Christ and continue to remain as we were, for both the entire world looks different to us, and we have an entirely different relationship to it. Therefore,

Sunlight shining through leaf

Practicing the Presence of the Living God

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! This month’s topic is so close to my heart that I’m not even sure where to begin! Let’s see … I could try to tempt your tastebuds by describing the experiences of famous devotional authors: I would cite Brother

Dandelion blowing in the wind

Learning To Be Afraid the Right Way

I’m a pretty fearful person. As I learn more and more how violent the world is, I grow less secure in the apparent safety of the town where I live. As I realize more and more how ambitious and ruthless one has to be just

Man praying in church pew

Angry at God’s Love?!?

I think it goes without saying that most of us have a lot of anger at God for our situations as gay and lesbian believers. It seems to me that just the experience of being gay and Christian, at least in our present society, naturally