When I came out of the closet, I was in my mid-30’s and quite involved in a conservative Christian church. It wasn’t customary to hear positive things being said from the pulpit about the LGBTQI crowd. In fact, it was sternly preached as ungodly and
What do we do when we experience spiritual dryness? How do we overcome that block? The Christian life is often very literally a wandering in the wilderness. Regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, Christians tend to go through periods when they feel that God
I’m sometimes asked if my house is haunted. My father died there, my mother died homesick for it and, years earlier, she claimed to have been visited there by my grandmother’s ghost. The place is over sixty years old, and it certainly does contain its
Dear Bro: One of the hardest things I have done, was to come out to myself – and admit I was gay. Once you figure it out for yourself comes the hard task of telling others – to your friends and your family. It is
For all their bluster, it’s becoming apparent that anti-LGBTQI Christians don’t want a debate. They’ve discovered that we could win it. So rather than directly challenge us, they pretend we don’t exist. The sound and fury of the “religious freedom” brouhaha comes down to that.
God is not a Christian, God is not a Jew, or a Muslim, or a Hindu, or a Buddhist. All of those are human systems which human beings have created to try to help us walk into the mystery of God. I honor my tradition,
“And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites.” -1 Peter 1:17 This is a tricky subject to write about, particularly for me. I have always felt like an outsider regardless of which group I was with. I sometimes feel like