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CULTURE SAVVY

New Books: Chelsey Johnson’s “Stray City”

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018

From time to time, IMPACT Magazine gets a heads-up from publishers about new and up-coming releases. We’ll pass the interesting ones on to you. A warm, funny, and whip-smart debut...

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GOD-TALK

Creating a little structure for your spiritual life

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018

Well, another year ends and a new one begins. We often view this time of year as the perfect opportunity to not only reflect on the past 12 months, but to look forward with hope...

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REAL LIFE

Coming Out in Baptist Seminary

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017

Friends, there’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you all. It’s been a long time coming, and although my family, friends and classmates know, a lot of people still don’t. So I’m...

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LOVE, SEX, FAMILY

Dear Gay Uncle: He’s become clingy and obsessive

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018

Q Dear Gay Uncle, I live quite a happy solitary life. My life is compartmentalised between work, friends, and love life/sexual adventures.  I’m totally at ease with this and am...

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Dear Gay Uncle: He’s become clingy and obsessive

Dear Gay Uncle: He’s become clingy and obsessive

Feb 23, 2018

Q Dear Gay Uncle, I live quite a happy solitary life. My life is compartmentalised between work, friends, and love life/sexual adventures.  I’m totally at ease with this and am approaching 50 with my life in a contented cycle. I met a date on a hook up app.  We had fun, and met up a few more times.  Before I realised it, I found myself in a relationship. It was...

New Books: Chelsey Johnson’s “Stray City”

New Books: Chelsey Johnson’s “Stray City”

Feb 19, 2018

From time to time, IMPACT Magazine gets a heads-up from publishers about new and up-coming releases. We’ll pass the interesting ones on to you. A warm, funny, and whip-smart debut novel about rebellious youth, inconceivable motherhood, and the complications of belonging—to a city, a culture, and a family—when none of them can quite contain who you really are....

Dear Gay Uncle: My messy friend wants to move in

Dear Gay Uncle: My messy friend wants to move in

Feb 16, 2018

Q Dear Gay Uncle, My friend went through a rough time with a split with his partner. For a few weeks he stayed in my spare room while he was getting himself sorted. He is a messy person and I was relieved when he finally moved out into a new house share. I didn’t comment on his messiness as I knew it was just short term and he was going through a rough time. I...

Black History Month Queer Hero: Dr. Pauli Murray

Black History Month Queer Hero: Dr. Pauli Murray

Feb 11, 2018

Dr. Pauli Murray was a remarkable woman who shattered ceilings of glass and perhaps even iron. Articles about Murray describe her as a black, queer, feminist, civil rights activist, lawyer, poet, professor, priest, and saint. That’s a lot of chapeaus to wear, but she managed them all with grace and dignity. Anna Pauline Murray was the great granddaughter...

Dear Gay Uncle: He misunderstood our relationship

Dear Gay Uncle: He misunderstood our relationship

Feb 9, 2018

Q Dear Gay Uncle, I previously used social media a lot. When I was going through a rough time at college and coming to terms with being gay I found it to be a great support. Exchanging messages and talking through my stresses of the time. I’m now an out gay man and working in my perfect career. Life is working out for me. Now that things are going well in my...

Dear Gay Uncle: He cheated on me — 20 years ago

Dear Gay Uncle: He cheated on me — 20 years ago

Feb 2, 2018

Q Dear Gay Uncle, I’ve discovered my partner has had an affair. We’ve been together for nearly twenty years. The affair was in the first year of our relationship. At the funeral of one of our friends, the surviving partner confided in me that his husband and my partner had been together. I worked out the dates and it was in the summer after we started going out...

Poll suggests slipping support for LGBTQ people. Or maybe not.

Poll suggests slipping support for LGBTQ people. Or maybe not.

Jan 29, 2018

Earlier this month, a poll was released that showed that a slim majority of Americans are “somewhat” or “very” uncomfortable with LGBTQ people. The poll was released by GLAAD, a national organization working toward full equality for our Alphabet community. As a result, multiple headlines across the country have shown panicked headlines that “Majority of...

Evangelical Controversy: John Piper Unwittingly Proves that Only Women Should be Seminary Teachers

Evangelical Controversy: John Piper Unwittingly Proves that Only Women Should be Seminary Teachers

Jan 26, 2018

I’ve read a number of rebuttals to John Piper’s recent declaration titled Is There a Place for Female Professors at Seminary? Each response addresses the groaningly geriatric nature of the concept that women shouldn’t teach fledgling clergy, but none of them addresses the point which seems most obvious: If you closely read what Piper demands, you have to...

Dear Gay Uncle: My partner got a promotion to a new city

Dear Gay Uncle: My partner got a promotion to a new city

Jan 26, 2018

Q Dear Gay Uncle, My partner has won a great promotion in another city. We’ve been together nearly ten years, have a great home together, and superb life. This promotion is what he’s been working towards for the last five years. He was hoping to fill the position that was available where we live, but a counterpart in the same role has taken it here leaving the...

Dear Gay Uncle: He’s got a problem child

Dear Gay Uncle: He’s got a problem child

Jan 19, 2018

Q Dear Gay Uncle, I’ve been dating a fantastic guy, he’s middle aged, but fit and trim, loves hiking and very outdoorsy, but is also equally happy in a city cocktail bar. We started hooking up three years ago, he’d been married to a woman and was going through a divorce. We enjoyed spending time together, so the hook ups became going out to drinks, the theatre...