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Pedro Almodóvar’s “All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)”

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016

Pedro Almodóvar’s work is famous for depicting strong women, gays, transsexuals, prostitutes, drug addicts and people on society’s margins. Pablo Allen Haker takes a look at...

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GOD-TALK

Boundaries in our Boundless Worship

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016

Same worship song, one week apart, yet today I’m pained. This emotional ache is not a new place for me. I’ve frequently found myself here over the past decade, and it’s become...

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REAL LIFE

Everything that is Wonderful and Terrible About Life After College

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016

Life after college is weird. It’s been exactly 9 months, 21 days, 11 hours, 11 minutes and 57 seconds since I’ve graduated college, according to a website I’m convinced was created...

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LOVE, SEX, FAMILY

Who’s the Wife?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016

When you’re a gay couple about to get married, you inevitably encounter a few seemingly innocuous questions from straight people: Which one of you is going to walk down the aisle...

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Pedro Almodóvar’s “All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)”

Pedro Almodóvar’s “All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)”

Apr 29, 2016

Pedro Almodóvar’s work is famous for depicting strong women, gays, transsexuals, prostitutes, drug addicts and people on society’s margins. Pablo Allen Haker takes a look at some of the films by this internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker. This is part 2 of Pablo’s series, The Almodóvar Project. Winner of both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for...

Boundaries in our Boundless Worship

Boundaries in our Boundless Worship

Apr 18, 2016

Same worship song, one week apart, yet today I’m pained. This emotional ache is not a new place for me. I’ve frequently found myself here over the past decade, and it’s become increasingly more difficult to withstand. For me, the worship portion of church services used to be so “me-centric.” I owned those song— me and God, me and Jesus, me and the Spirit. I...

Who’s the Wife?

Who’s the Wife?

Apr 14, 2016

When you’re a gay couple about to get married, you inevitably encounter a few seemingly innocuous questions from straight people: Which one of you is going to walk down the aisle at your wedding? Who’s going to take the other’s last name? Have you decided who will stay home if you ever have kids? What about laundry and cooking? They are, in essence, all...

Poison in a Pretty Package. Kathy Baldock Reviews “Gay Awareness” by Landon Schott

Poison in a Pretty Package. Kathy Baldock Reviews “Gay Awareness” by Landon Schott

Apr 12, 2016

Gay Awareness: Discovering the Heart of the Father and the Mind of Christ on Sexuality by Landon Schott Famous Publishing (March 21, 2016) 312 pages Texas-based, travelling evangelist Landon Schott is certainly not unique in his strongly anti-gay theological and ideological beliefs. His lack of academic integrity and immature reasoning skills alone should...

The Almodóvar Project

The Almodóvar Project

Apr 8, 2016

In celebration of the release of Pedro Almodóvar’s 20th film,  Julieta (2016), Pablo Allen Haker takes a look at this internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker whose work is famous for depicting strong women, gays, transsexuals, prostitutes, drug addicts and people on society’s margins. This is part 1 of Pablo’s series, The Almodóvar...

Everything that is Wonderful and Terrible About Life After College

Everything that is Wonderful and Terrible About Life After College

Apr 5, 2016

Life after college is weird. It’s been exactly 9 months, 21 days, 11 hours, 11 minutes and 57 seconds since I’ve graduated college, according to a website I’m convinced was created by a 4thgrader. In that time, I’ve had an unpaid internship, worked a part-time job that paid me to say hello, gained 10 pounds, lost 2 pounds, applied to 937 jobs, taken Cialis...

Transgender. A community love story

Transgender. A community love story

Apr 4, 2016

i open my eyes on the floor of the room the weight of his body crushing through my ribs BOOM BOOM BOOM he fell the thud on the floor as he crushed through my chest. One two three breath breath his mouth filling my lungs his breath sour with sweat… BOOM BOOM BOOM i screamed let me go !!! Once again … the third time … i awoke from my pain hoping...

7 Online Dating Tips (from a guy who’s never had a boyfriend)

7 Online Dating Tips (from a guy who’s never had a boyfriend)

Mar 30, 2016

The online dating world is rough. Dating in general is rough. You have a lot to compete with and who knows what the other person’s intentions are. I’ve never had a boyfriend (full disclosure, and all that), and it isn’t for the lack of trying. I do live on dating apps however, and go on quite a few dates. Here are the tips I have learned that work to at...

Please, Don’t Invite Someone to Church This Month

Please, Don’t Invite Someone to Church This Month

Mar 29, 2016

We’ve got some big problems in the Church these days. That’s no great revelation. Just ask anybody on the street what they think of Christianity, especially during election season, and you’ll get an earful.  We hear it so often, in fact, that we in the Church turn a deaf ear to it. We tune it out. We’re callous to criticism. And we just go on our merry way,...

Not Being Terrified of Your Birthday

Not Being Terrified of Your Birthday

Mar 24, 2016

New York City is a mess when it rains. The stairs leading down into the subway become slippery hazards, taxi cabs splash pedestrians as they zoom through puddles, and the city seems to be in an even crankier mood than usual. I imagine rainy days in places like Portland and Seattle to be a mix of dreamy romance and creative nuance. Here they are a train wreck of...