If you filled in the blank with a four-letter word, it expresses the sentiment I felt the first time I heard of people choosing celibacy over same-sex relationships. Former gay-identified Dr. Christopher Yuan calls this a holy sexuality: pursuing a relationship with Christ through surrendering our desires and attractions to Him daily and living in sexual … Continue reading Holy ________!
As a post–gay Christian, I was interested in how Nancy Pearcey would navigate the muddy waters of faith, sexuality, and gender in her new book “Love Thy Body.” Pearcey laid the groundwork based on “the choice of affirming or rejecting the goodness of God’s intended design for our bodies and sexuality.” Almost every page of … Continue reading Change the Question
As I continue to read Love Thy Body (Pre-order yours today here), I am impressed with both the grace and wisdom with which Nancy Pearcey approaches the subjects of sexuality and gender. In this post I would like to introduce the relationship between telos, the Greek word for purpose, and sexuality and gender. Nancy helps … Continue reading Contending with Purpose
Betrayal has been a thread woven in and out of my life. Nowhere has it been more evident than in matters of the Christian faith. From my late teen years to my mid–twenties I spent the majority of my time connected to a para–church organization. Admittedly, my motivation for being a part of this group … Continue reading When Faith Feels Like Betrayal