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CULTURE SAVVY

World Vision & Evangelical Blindness

Posted by on 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...

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GOD-TALK

What Kind of Love is That?

Posted by on 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...

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REAL LIFE

Persecution in Africa: Genocide and Beyond

Posted by on 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...

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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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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...

Another Christian Victim Movie

Another Christian Victim Movie

Mar 24, 2014

Ah, more Christian victimhood… so predictable. Growing up in a fundamentalist church setting means that you see a lot of propaganda; straw men are set up to be toppled over in the most unlikely scenarios invented to set up a moral superiority lesson. All of it to promote a sinner versus saved ideology. What am I talking about? The newly released...

Coming Out: Not One More Mile!

Coming Out: Not One More Mile!

Mar 21, 2014

It’s surprising to me how many questions I continue to receive asking what actually happened on the day I came out … what made me completely break down at my office that day, why I didn’t just gather my things and leave when I got upset, whether I have any regrets about the emotion and the words that poured out of me. It was a day that began as any other day …...

Prayer: It’s How You Live

Prayer: It’s How You Live

Mar 19, 2014

I’ve been reflecting on prayer. Mainly because over the past year, the way my prayer life has looked has changed significantly. I used to be someone who prayed according to the traditional understanding — speaking to God on behalf of myself and others for his praise and glory — all of the time. Literally, I would walk around praying. I’d...