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LGBT Inclusion Isn’t about Sex

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014

It’s about human dignity and Christian community An interview with evangelical ethicist David Gushee Dr. David P. Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics...

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GOD-TALK

Christian Perfection?

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015

Holiness can sometimes look more like something out of “50 Shades of Grey” than something that came out of church.   Okay. That did it. I was chewing on an idea...

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REAL LIFE

A Father’s Love

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015

It’s been almost twenty years since New Hope’s family weekend, and there’s so much I don’t remember. I’ve pored through my journals and surprisingly I wasn’t writing much...

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LOVE, SEX, FAMILY

My 2 Cents About Dating …

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015

My 2 cents worth about dating. To all you single Christians out there, gay and straight: Before you put rules and constraints on yourself of who you can and cannot date, first...

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My 2 Cents About Dating …

My 2 Cents About Dating …

Jan 28, 2015

My 2 cents worth about dating. To all you single Christians out there, gay and straight: Before you put rules and constraints on yourself of who you can and cannot date, first figure out what your goal in dating is. If it is specifically/exclusively to get married, then yeah, you want a tight filter. Only date those who are likely spouse-material — all...

A Father’s Love

A Father’s Love

Jan 27, 2015

It’s been almost twenty years since New Hope’s family weekend, and there’s so much I don’t remember. I’ve pored through my journals and surprisingly I wasn’t writing much during that time. By that point, I think I had completely shut down and retreated more and more into my shell. All I know with any certainty is that my soul had plummeted into one of the...

Walking In Two Worlds: A Queer Spiritual Journey

Walking In Two Worlds: A Queer Spiritual Journey

Jan 20, 2015

I walk in two worlds. As a queer person of faith, my lived experience is a series of negotiations between contexts that affirm either my Queerness or my Faith Walk. It is not unusual for a context that is life-giving to one of these facets of my being to not make much room for the other. I begin with my multifaceted identity. I am a Two Spirit person. “Two...

The Visit

The Visit

Jan 19, 2015

I couldn’t believe that I had actually been granted permission to go and pick up Dad without a chaperon. Driving alone in San Francisco for the first time since joining the New Hope program was exhilarating. Treks into the city without a member of leadership present had been explicitly forbidden. And now here I was, enjoying a sense of freedom...

Christian Perfection?

Christian Perfection?

Jan 14, 2015

Holiness can sometimes look more like something out of “50 Shades of Grey” than something that came out of church.   Okay. That did it. I was chewing on an idea for a post, feeling like I needed to write it “for the good of all humanity” (ego much?), and then got distracted by this latest tidbit on Facebook:  “It is therefore...

Dear Dad…

Dear Dad…

Jan 12, 2015

There were many sleepless nights during my time in the New Hope Program. I would often escape into the prayer room after the others went to bed and relish the solitude.  The décor of the room amused me.  As I sat there alone one restless evening – surrounded by an eclectic hodgepodge of plaid sofas, tacky lamps with yellowed lampshades, and ugly artwork that...

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Jan 9, 2015

Westboro Baptist Church is going to picket our GCN conference and I am sad…sad for them…sad that they have not moved on. I feel the majority of those from our conference are at a good place in life, and their picketing will not really get to them. We are a resilient people and our community is full of love and forgiveness. Many have come from homes...

That Church ain’t Dead

That Church ain’t Dead

Dec 29, 2014

This morning over my third cup of coffee, I was thinking about some churches I know that are experiencing diminishing congregations, a mass exodus of Gen X and Gen Y attendees, and a lost focus outside their own church box.  The phrase that popped in my mind was “Ichabod,” the Glory of the Lord has departed. But then immediately in my gut, I felt...