Many who are gay-identified Christians reach a point of crisis of both their identity and faith. This was certainly true for me a couple years into my life as a follower of Christ; my faith and sexuality collided. By this point I had read the majority of the New Testament three or four times and … Continue reading Why Face a Crisis of Faith and Sexuality?
John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” is one of my favorite holiday songs. The famous anti-war song has always appealed to my drive for social justice. Peace is something the whole world longs for. It is one of the things I highly value. Prior to the last five years, I pursued peace through a lot of venues: … Continue reading So this is Christmas, what have you done?
The holidays have never been easy for me. Partially, because I grew up in a household that didn’t celebrate holidays or birthdays. I have always been somewhat socially awkward from November through January. Secondly, because I have lived the majority of my life as a gay-identified woman and never wanted children of my own, so … Continue reading Open your homes open your hearts
The realization that I was more than my sexuality, desires and feelings churned deep within me. The idea that I was made for more, made to honor God with the entirety of my being, was a major paradigm shift. I had lived life on my own terms and sought out my own fulfillment, meaning and happiness … Continue reading Could I trust God to give meaning beyond my sexuality
Truth was challenging all that I was and my core values. At the same time I was being pushed internally to believe the words of Jesus in John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” Was Jesus saying He was the essence of truth? That through Him was the way to Life? To embrace Him as … Continue reading Was worth it?
In reading the first two chapters of Genesis about the creation of men and women and God’s intent for marriage, this thought struck me: what one believes about marriage and sex influences what one thinks about sexuality, identity and gender roles. It appeared that my worldview about marriage and sex was being challenged by the Biblical definition of marriage and sex Continue reading What’s Truth got to do with it
If my sexuality didn’t define me, then what did? I launched into the Bible to answer one of the basic questions of all humans, “Who am I?” Psalm 139:13-16 would guide my way, and Genesis chapters 1 to 3 and Romans 1:21-32 would serve as bookends in this leg of the journey. Let me be clear at … Continue reading If my sexuality didn’t define me then what did?