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CULTURE SAVVY

Gender Variance and the Inclusive Power of the Gospel

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014

On this solemn day, the 14th Transgender Day of Remembrance, I would like to share this with you… … And the eunuch asked two pregnant questions. A passage that has become very...

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GOD-TALK

Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014

I just read yet another article on why millennials are abandoning church. And honestly, if you’ve been around in the church-world for a few decades, it’s really just...

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REAL LIFE

Redneck Country

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014

Larry Moretz shares another scene in a continuing story about his adventures in (and coming out of) an ex-gay ministry. It was a warm and muggy day, unusually so for early spring....

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LOVE, SEX, FAMILY

Relationships, Flings and the “Real Thing”

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014

There seems to be three kinds of environmental advocate. One kind wants to get renewable energy and choose better materials for our products and then have things go on pretty much...

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Recent Posts

Outside the Lines

Outside the Lines

Nov 24, 2014

Larry Moretz shares another scene in a continuing story about his adventures in (and coming out of) an ex-gay ministry.   If you’ve been reading my posts then you probably realize by now that I like to skip around. My thoughts have always been tangential. I get distracted easily, forget what somebody told me just five minutes before, and repeat...

Gender Variance and the Inclusive Power of the Gospel

Gender Variance and the Inclusive Power of the Gospel

Nov 20, 2014

On this solemn day, the 14th Transgender Day of Remembrance, I would like to share this with you… … And the eunuch asked two pregnant questions. A passage that has become very significant to transgender Christians is Acts 8:26-39, the story of Philip’s encounter with the Ethiopian eunuch. The narrator of the story explains how Philip was instructed by an angel...

Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore

Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore

Nov 19, 2014

I just read yet another article on why millennials are abandoning church. And honestly, if you’ve been around in the church-world for a few decades, it’s really just the same ole spin, same ole reasons used with every generation: “The young people are fleeing the church — what can we do to stop it?”  Nothing new under the sun. But...

Redneck Country

Redneck Country

Nov 17, 2014

Larry Moretz shares another scene in a continuing story about his adventures in (and coming out of) an ex-gay ministry. It was a warm and muggy day, unusually so for early spring. Beads of perspiration dripped from my forehead, and my dress slacks and starched shirt stuck to my sweaty body. I stood alone in the parking lot of my grandmother’s church, smoking a...

On Death, Dying, and Those Who Still Wait

On Death, Dying, and Those Who Still Wait

Nov 11, 2014

What follows below is a response to something that was tweeted this past week and which I, in turn, posted on Facebook. It received a slew of likes (I was glad for that). In the evolution of comments away from the original theme, Leslie Maxwell Kaiura commented about how she stumbled upon my blog, and her thoughts on my perspective as a gay Christian man who...

The Anointing

The Anointing

Nov 10, 2014

Larry Moretz shares another scene in a continuing story about his adventures in (and coming out of) an ex-gay ministry. Lord’s Land is nestled on twenty-eight magical acres near the town of Albion on the spectacular northern California coast. Central fields are surrounded by dense forests of firs and redwoods as far as the eye can see. Rhododendrons and lush...

Who Cares What the Bible Says?

Who Cares What the Bible Says?

Nov 7, 2014

Okay, that title is a bit cheeky and misleading, but it cuts to the heart of the issue. I’ve got Facebook open most of the day. When I’m at work, yes, I’m working, but I still glance over from time to time to see what’s happening with friends and random acquaintances. And today, a friend posted an ad for a discussion group at a local...

On Why Being Gay is a Gift

On Why Being Gay is a Gift

Nov 4, 2014

My sexual orientation is a gift. I haven’t always seen it that way, due to the wrong and detrimental beliefs and teachings found within the Church and society. The reason that I now consider that being gay has been a gift from God is because it’s not all about me. Being gay has helped me empathize, relate with, and walk with the minority, the...