Freedom from Hiding: A Reflection on National Coming Out Day, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a reflection on National Coming Out Day. Read Part 1 here. Today is National Coming Out Day. The Church right now is facing the question of how best to respond to the mainstream acceptance and celebration of LGBT culture. People far smarter and wiser than I are coming to different […]

Freedom from Hiding: A Reflection on National Coming Out Day, Part 1

Hiding, as it turns out, is a sure way to keep yourself from the healing that can only be found in the presence of God. In Genesis 3, when Adam and Eve sinned and rebelled against God, their first impulse was to hide, and this has been our human impulse ever since when any of […]

There’s No Winning the Language Debate, but It’s Still Worth Asking the Question

“I felt ashamed.” “But of what? Psyche, they hadn’t stripped you naked or anything?” “No, no, Maia. Ashamed of looking like a mortal — of being a mortal.” “But how could you help that?” “Don’t you think the things people are most ashamed of are things they can’t help?” -C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces […]

Martin Luther and Celibate Gay Christians

In my world lately, there’s been a debate about a theological concept called concupiscence (the desire for sin that remains, even in believers, this side of the resurrection), and how exactly it is to be applied in the lives of Christians who are celibate and gay. I am deeply unqualified to jump into the deep […]

It Still Hurts, and It’s Still Beautiful

I didn’t want this to be my first blog post (and maybe it won’t be; I might not have the guts to publish and/or share whatever I’m about to write). I pride myself on being fairly positive, even in the midst of trying to live with the burden of likely life-long celibacy as someone in […]