“All the Celibate Ladies?”: I ask a question

about language and singleness/celibacy, at Spiritual Friendship: Last week I had a great lunch w/another gay Christian woman. We differ pretty strongly on how one follows Christ, both in terms of communion/church (she’s a Protestant) and, relatedly, in terms of chastity. But the difference which I found most striking wasn’t a difference in belief; it was our respective emotional responses to some of the terms people use to describe “my side” of the Christian discussion of sexual orientation and … [Read more...]

From Marilynne Robinson, “Gilead”

That mention of Feuerbach and joy reminded me of something I saw early one morning a few years ago, as I was walking up to the church. There was a young couple strolling along half a block ahead of me. The sun had come up brilliantly after a heavy rain, and the trees were glistening and very wet. On some impulse, plain exuberance I suppose, the fellow jumped up and caught hold of a branch, and a storm of luminous water came pouring down on the two of them, and they laughed and took off running, … [Read more...]

From Nicolas Gomez Davila

The Bible was not inspired by a ventriloquist God. The divine voice passes through the sacred text like a stormy wind through the foliage of the forest. --follow DonColacho on Twitter! … [Read more...]

“Love Contract”

That was the original (and better) title of Mike Bartlett's Contractions, a one-act play I saw at the Studio Theater on Wednesday. The play starts when Emma, some kind of saleswoman, is called to a sterile, glowy dystopian boardroom to speak with a corporate apparatchik about a possible contract violation. The apparatchik, also a lady, has her read the section of her contract on "romantic or sexual relationships." The contract requires all employees to notify management when they begin such a … [Read more...]

Christmas movies: “The Conversation”

I talk about The Conversation at the University Bookman. But what am I really saying? … [Read more...]

“The Middle of Sexual Identity”

in which I review Jenell Williams Paris's The End of Sexual Identity. … [Read more...]

“Black & White Vernacular in American Sign Language”

Interesting in its own right, and I especially wonder if the comment about the black ASL sign for "pregnant" is true. … [Read more...]


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