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?
When I realized my sexuality did not define me, it felt like death to all that I knew to be true of myself. It was an excruciating revelation. The one thing that provoked me to embark on this journey were words of Jesus in Mark 8:34-37. Here it is in The Message: “Anyone who intends … Continue reading How could God possibly ask me to deny who I was?
Betrayal is such a harsh word. In all my years as a gay identified person, each time I got wind of someone becoming a Christian it felt like they were they were joining forces with the enemy. Was it because they had broken my trust? You see, within the gay community there is a strong sense … Continue reading Why did it hurt so bad?
I have concluded that my sexuality does not define me. I know, right! For my gay-identified friends reading this, I am certain that feels like the ultimate betrayal. It most certainly did to me. Continue reading It Feels Like Betrayal