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Music Review: Shawn Thomas, “In Between the Shades of Gray”

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014

Imagine going through life questioning who you are or who you’re supposed to be. What’s right, what’s wrong, always wondering if God is with you?  Looking for answers, questioning...

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GOD-TALK

Critics, Condoms & Christ

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014

One of the challenges of street ministry is in being able to descend on those streets with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. The streets, especially in downtown Los Angeles,...

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REAL LIFE

Why Gay Christians are Praying to Die

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014

Almost every story I read, personal stories of individuals dealing with their sexuality within the church, involves a part where they admit to thinking about killing themselves,...

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LOVE, SEX, FAMILY

Naming Ourselves

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014

We are free to name ourselves anyway we want. Absolutely! Since I am pale peach and my husband is deep pecan, we have a full range of hateful terms from which to choose. And after...

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Recent Posts

How Can You Still Love The Church?

How Can You Still Love The Church?

Sep 30, 2014

Vicky Beeching is in trouble. She is a popular Christian singer and, after living in the closet for more than 20 years, she has come out as gay. She is now under attack by many of those who used to adore her, and who still sing her songs every Sunday morning. She is hurt and scared, but she is living true to herself – and she is not going anywhere....

What Do Woodstock & LGBTQ Have in Common?

What Do Woodstock & LGBTQ Have in Common?

Sep 25, 2014

I came upon a child of God, He was walking along the road And I asked him where are you going, And this he told me… “Well maybe it’s just the time of year, Or maybe it’s the time of man I don’t know who I am, But you know life is for learning” – Woodstock, Joni Mitchell It’s been 45 years, but you may remember...

Critics, Condoms & Christ

Critics, Condoms & Christ

Sep 24, 2014

One of the challenges of street ministry is in being able to descend on those streets with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. The streets, especially in downtown Los Angeles, as in any large city, are brutal. We approach the reality of the streets with the example Christ set in meeting the needs of the people first and allowing the awesome power of the...

Music Review: Shawn Thomas, “In Between the Shades of Gray”

Music Review: Shawn Thomas, “In Between the Shades of Gray”

Sep 23, 2014

Imagine going through life questioning who you are or who you’re supposed to be. What’s right, what’s wrong, always wondering if God is with you?  Looking for answers, questioning your faith, waiting for someone to help you find your way? Looking for signs of spiritual life, or looking for something to ground you to keep you from spiraling helplessly out of...

The Truth Will Set Us Free – From What?

The Truth Will Set Us Free – From What?

Sep 23, 2014

There was that time when Jesus cleansed the temple – kicking over chairs, upturning tables, and driving out the money changers. You’re going to have to do this for yourself. Living inside your head are all those religious lies and deceptions that have enslaved you and are a power in your mind. They are constantly doing business in your head –...

Why Gay Christians are Praying to Die

Why Gay Christians are Praying to Die

Sep 19, 2014

Almost every story I read, personal stories of individuals dealing with their sexuality within the church, involves a part where they admit to thinking about killing themselves, attempting to kill themselves, or praying that God would take them to heaven so that the struggle, the pain and the loneliness would be over. Almost every story. That’s too much. Too...

Dear Susan: Aren’t We Supposed to Want the Best for Each Other?

Dear Susan:  Aren’t We Supposed to Want the Best for Each Other?

Sep 19, 2014

“Jesus never added a asterisk to his commands to love God and love others. The religion of Christianity has added all the asterisks.” I love the question today as it represents so many people. They have mostly kind hearts and good intentions, but they are so inside their box, they just don’t see how far from Jesus’ truth they and much of...

Crazy Is As Crazy Does

Crazy Is As Crazy Does

Sep 17, 2014

I wonder if people sometimes think I’m crazy. Okay, a variety of reasons for that might pop to mind, but I am thinking of this one. When I am by myself — walking, driving, at the mall — I talk out loud. Sometimes working through my thoughts, getting them out. Often, I’m talking to God, praying, but unless you can hear me, you don’t...