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The Myth of Christian Discrimination by Gay People

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014

You can’t victimize yourself in a situation you started in the first place. Christians, in general, have a hard time remembering that as we choose to oppress, due to our...

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GOD-TALK

Maybe It’s Time to Give Church a Second Chance

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014

My father was the chairman of the deacons, and my mom was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union in the small Southern Baptist church we attended when I was young. Daddy...

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REAL LIFE

Substance Abuse And Suicide

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014

Every year, one million deaths occur due to suicide. That figure results in one suicide every 15 minutes. What’s worse is that many reported cases of suicide are associated with...

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LOVE, SEX, FAMILY

Loneliness and Finding Connection

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014

A while back I met with a mentor to talk about a then-current relationship I was in. I remember confessing to him how afraid I was… Nothing was wrong with her or our relationship,...

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Substance Abuse And Suicide

Substance Abuse And Suicide

Apr 23, 2014

Every year, one million deaths occur due to suicide. That figure results in one suicide every 15 minutes. What’s worse is that many reported cases of suicide are associated with substance abuse and addiction.  Unfortunately, this is especially true among LGBT people, largely due to family, social, and religious rejection and isolation.  The pressure on LGBT...

The Myth of Christian Discrimination by Gay People

The Myth of Christian Discrimination by Gay People

Apr 21, 2014

You can’t victimize yourself in a situation you started in the first place. Christians, in general, have a hard time remembering that as we choose to oppress, due to our sincerely held religious beliefs, yet cry “discrimination” when we feel a push back. This is especially true when those people are queer. Within the Christian community, there...

Maybe It’s Time to Give Church a Second Chance

Maybe It’s Time to Give Church a Second Chance

Apr 17, 2014

My father was the chairman of the deacons, and my mom was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union in the small Southern Baptist church we attended when I was young. Daddy used to say if the doors of the church were open for any type of meeting, we would be there … and that’s exactly the way it was as long as I lived in my parents’ home....

Loneliness and Finding Connection

Loneliness and Finding Connection

Apr 10, 2014

A while back I met with a mentor to talk about a then-current relationship I was in. I remember confessing to him how afraid I was… Nothing was wrong with her or our relationship, in fact everything was amazing. I was just afraid. Afraid that I’ll get hurt, wounded, or that eventually things wouldn’t work out. It was the fear that eventually she might see me...

Persecution in Africa: Genocide and Beyond

Persecution in Africa: Genocide and Beyond

Apr 8, 2014

“We started running but couldn’t run fast because of the younger ones,” Sarah, who was nine years old in Rwanda at the time of the genocide, recalls. “I was carrying my youngest brother and pulling my younger sister by the arm. The Hutu caught us and took my brother and sister, put them in a sauce pan filled with water on a fire. I saw them screaming my...

What Kind of Love is That?

What Kind of Love is That?

Apr 3, 2014

We need more. The Christian world (in America, at least) has gone through some painful experiences the past week or so. And honestly, I’m grateful to World Vision for opening up this can of worms.  More evangelicals have posted and written and blogged apologies for their hostile brethren, they’ve searched their hearts and seen how they’ve been guilty of...

And Still, Still We Stand

And Still, Still We Stand

Apr 1, 2014

The stones come. Year after year.   Decade after decade. And I, like a fool never fell.   I cannot, could not, fall.   But they hit.  Still they hit. Still they sting. Even now. Especially now. I filled many glasses to numb it all. Merlot. Coque du vin. And said to myself “feel nothing.” And asked. Demanded. What of it all? I...

World Vision & Evangelical Blindness

World Vision & Evangelical Blindness

Mar 25, 2014

It was just yesterday that the president of the Christian social justice organization World Vision announced that it would begin hiring LGBTQ Christians, both married and unmarried, to work at its organization. The reasoning behind the decision was explained to be one that was “symbolic not of compromise but of [Christian] unity.” In a letter to his...