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CULTURE SAVVY

How the Internet Killed Westernized Christianity

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015

The question is valid, “How much more do we have to take from the church until we have had enough?” The odd part of this question is that many of those asking this are Christians....

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GOD-TALK

Self-denial is not about denying who we are. It’s about following Divine Love.

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015

Hang out for three days with 1,300 people like yourself, and—if you’re a writer, at least—it’s interesting to hear what words keep coming up. Over the long weekend at January’s Gay...

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REAL LIFE

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015

Reparative Therapy is splashing across national news again. It is a highly controversial “brain-washing” program to help LGBT people become heterosexual by changing...

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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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Exgay Therapy: Lost, Confused, Destroyed

Reparative Therapy is splashing across national news again. It is a highly controversial “brain-washing” program to help LGBT people become heterosexual by changing their outward behaviors and trying to adjust their thinking patterns. This system is discredited by all reputable medical and pyschiatric professional associations, yet some religious...

How the Internet Killed Westernized Christianity

How the Internet Killed Westernized Christianity

Feb 23, 2015

The question is valid, “How much more do we have to take from the church until we have had enough?” The odd part of this question is that many of those asking this are Christians. It seems they’re tired of distorted images defining who and what they are, and deciding how the world views them. Too many Christians are becoming fed up with Fox News or Pat...

Self-denial is not about denying who we are. It’s about following Divine Love.

Self-denial is not about denying who we are. It’s about following Divine Love.

Feb 18, 2015

Hang out for three days with 1,300 people like yourself, and—if you’re a writer, at least—it’s interesting to hear what words keep coming up. Over the long weekend at January’s Gay Christian Network conference, I shared a meal with companions from several of my worlds: trans/nonbinary people, Episcopalians, bridge builders across hot-button divides. I took part...

How ‘Bout Those 49ers?

How ‘Bout Those 49ers?

Feb 12, 2015

I am so grateful for my friendship with Chris. I am blessed that he has been a constant force in my life for almost twenty years; and although we live on opposite coasts now, our friendship transcends the thousands of miles that separate us. He telephoned me one evening shortly after Sergio and I moved to North Carolina in October of 2011. “How ya’ll doin? So...

Your Idea of Sin Sucks

Your Idea of Sin Sucks

Feb 10, 2015

I was hoping to visit a new church this past Sunday, and looked up an old church I use to attend when I first moved to the city several years ago. I was really disappointed to see that the founding pastor had left and that the church seemed to have gone in a different direction. I decided to browse through their website to try to get a feel for what the church...

Secession from Church (To Those Who Stay Home on Sundays)

Secession from Church (To Those Who Stay Home on Sundays)

Feb 9, 2015

“Church isn’t for me anymore.” I know those words so well, because I hear them every single day in some form or another; in emails, late night Skype sessions, and midday conversations across a coffee table. They’re a convenient one-size-fits-all phrase that covers a multitude of meanings for those of you who’ve joined the growing ranks of the weekend defectors,...

Chris

Chris

Feb 3, 2015

I recently came across a letter Chris penned to me during our first few months in the New Hope Program. I will forever treasure the yellowed piece of paper with his handwritten words. Dear Larry, Water takes on many different forms. It rains down on a dry and starving land. It cleanses the wounds of those beaten, scraped, and wounded. In the form of water – I...

“Go and Sin No More”? You don’t get to say that. Ever.

“Go and Sin No More”? You don’t get to say that. Ever.

Feb 2, 2015

We hear it all the time. We can argue the grace and forgiveness of Jesus till the cows come home, how he forgave the woman caught in adultery. “Neither do I condemn you.” “See how gracious Jesus is?” we say. And then some smart Christian inevitably comes back with, “Yeah, but he also said, ‘Go and sin no more.'” And...