Hi Friends, I am sharing a devotional I wrote on Romans 1 with you. “Confessions of a Closeted Book Thrower” releases Friday, January 19, 2018 on Join the Journey. If you are looking for a daily devotional join me on The Journey every day. The format is blog style with the ability to comment. This … Continue reading Confessions of a Closeted Book Thrower
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
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
A friend of mine recently sent me this NY Times article Is God Transgender? by Rabbi Mark Sameth and asked for my input. Let me first state that for me, issues surrounding faith, sexuality and gender are deeply personal. After reading Rabbi Sameth’s article, my concern is that the goal of “Transgender Rights” movement is not about bathroom laws or … Continue reading A Question: Is God Transgender?
Last week here in the USA we had National Coming Out Day and I can say from a personal perspective it was much easier to come out as a gay woman than as a fully devoted follower of Christ. You know, one of those people . . . a “Christian.” As you can imagine, my … Continue reading Outing Myself as a Christian
In Power of Messaging, we looked at the specific ways the gay rights movement has used messaging to promote their cause. As we move forward, let’s consider one other aspect that contributes to social change. In addition to messaging, Erin Brownback believes that over the course of the last 50 years, America has experienced the rise and … Continue reading Counter Messaging
In Power of Perceptions, we discussed how one’s internal perceptions can help shape one’s identity. Today, we will explore the power of external messaging, which has influenced the broad acceptance of gay-identified people and gay rights. In a recent interview, Erin Brownback, on Communicating God’s Design for Family, talks about the power of messaging and how it impacts … Continue reading Love is a Verb: Power of Messaging (1)