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Dear Gay Uncle: Drunk Dialing

Dear Gay Uncle: Drunk Dialing

Jan 15, 2018

Q Dear Gay Uncle, I got married to my partner of 7 years last year and we’re now getting divorced, just after the summer last year he asked to open up the relationship. He claimed he’d not played the field and felt he’d missed out. We’re now both in our forties. Admittedly, he came out in his early thirties. But he hated the bar scene, preferring dinner parties...

Music Review: Shawn Thomas’s new CD, “Christ in my Life”

Music Review: Shawn Thomas’s new CD, “Christ in my Life”

Jan 10, 2018

Christ In My Life Shawn Thomas (2017) 12 tracks I received the latest CD project from Shawn Thomas back in August last year, 2017. I decided to listen to it on the way to work the next day as an extension of my morning devotional. I played it every day for more than a week, forgoing my usual routine of listening to talk radio or the Christian music stations....

Creating a little structure for your spiritual life

Creating a little structure for your spiritual life

Jan 8, 2018

Well, another year ends and a new one begins. We often view this time of year as the perfect opportunity to not only reflect on the past 12 months, but to look forward with hope — and, of course, make promises for positive changes in our lives. New Year’s resolutions. Some of us write them down or post them to social media. We have all sorts of plans for...

Q Spirit Names the Top 25 LGBTQ Christian Books of 2017

Q Spirit Names the Top 25 LGBTQ Christian Books of 2017

Dec 19, 2017

Check out the top 25 LGBTQ Christian books of 2017 — including queer theology, Bible, history, memoir, and church life by diverse authors. The list was announced today by lesbian Christian author Kittredge Cherry on the Jesus in Love Blog at Qspirit.net. “This year’s hot topics include transgender issues and youth ministry,” she said. “Readers welcomed the many...

Review: Suzanne DeWitt Hall’s “Where True Love Is: An Affirming Devotional…”

Review: Suzanne DeWitt Hall’s “Where True Love Is: An Affirming Devotional…”

Nov 28, 2017

From the Foreword By Susan Cottrell, author of Mom, I’m Gay and True Colors. Suzanne DeWitt has written a delightful and dexterous devotional, Where True Love Is! She is a magician who shows us an empty square of cloth, ties it then unties it, to reveal a dove within! The empty cloth is our understanding of Correct Doctrine, which Suzanne ties and unties...

The Boston Declaration: Theologians Protest a Corrupted US Christianity

The Boston Declaration: Theologians Protest a Corrupted US Christianity

Nov 23, 2017

This week, Christian theologians meeting in Boston donned sackcloth and ashes in a dramatic display of grief over the corruption of U.S. Christianity, and to call the country into a time of reflection and action to end oppression.  It was an unusual way to end the annual joint conference of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Biblical...

Coming Out in Baptist Seminary

Coming Out in Baptist Seminary

Nov 21, 2017

Friends, there’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you all. It’s been a long time coming, and although my family, friends and classmates know, a lot of people still don’t. So I’m going to get straight to the point: I’m gay. A lot of you might be thinking, “What’s the big deal?,” but it took me 22 years to quit running from this truth about who I am. I first...

Just a Stop Along the Way

Just a Stop Along the Way

Nov 10, 2017

Sometimes, I️ just want to shout these words. I am not a band aid to cover the wounds of who you’ve loved Comforting and distracting Building you up To move on or perhaps back. That role is yours To find within yourself. My worth and wants Do not lie as a catalyst In order to find your healing finding comfort in my affections Temporarily. My heart isn’t yours...

Bachelor Food: Creamy Vermouth Pasta with Italian Sausage

Bachelor Food: Creamy Vermouth Pasta with Italian Sausage

Nov 10, 2017

I was trying to avoid the inevitable question: “What do you want for dinner tonight?” Usually, we bounce one or two ideas back and forth, and end up settling on the one that hasn’t been vetoed by either of us. I was kinda in the mood for pasta (what else is new?), but really didn’t want traditional spaghetti or one of our variations,...

The God of Love and the Pillar of Salt

The God of Love and the Pillar of Salt

Sep 27, 2017

The character of Lot’s Wife has always been a difficult one to reconcile with a God of love. Why does God smite this woman for looking back on the burning city that was her home? Can such a story reveal anything loving about God? But a key to coming to terms with difficult passages in Scripture — as well as understanding the nature of God described...