Out of the Closets and Into the Pews!

My piece for AmCon on gay Christians coming out is online! Coming out of the closet is the simplest tool of the gay movement, yet it’s proven to be the most powerful and even the most spiritually profound. On the political side, Pew Research data this year found that knowing someone who is gay was the most common reason people switched to supporting gay marriage, and the percentage of people who know someone openly gay has risen over 25 points since 1993.But on a more personal level, coming … [Read more...]

From “Kristin Lavransdatter”

"You loved God the way you loved your father: not as much as you loved your own will, but still enough that you always grieved when you had to part from him." --Sira Eiliv to Kristin … [Read more...]

From Sigrid Undset, “Kristin Lavransdatter,” tr. Tiina Nunnally

"Kristin doesn't understand all this," she said."No," replied Fru Aashild. "But she also learned her prayers before she understood them. At those times when one needs either prayers or advice, one usually has no mind to either learn or understand." … [Read more...]