Archives for November 2011

Life Abundant

The following post in the ongoing series on identity in relation to faith and sexuality is from Will. “I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly” -John 10:10 As a young man, I knew I loved other men. This knowing wasn’t sexual, or even physical, but rather something profoundly onotological.  Deeply [Read More…]

Living in the Tension – Tuesday, November 29

Instead of gathering at our usual meeting place this week for our Living in the Tension community gathering, we will be gathering in the “SAGE Room” on the 2nd floor at the Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted St.) at 7pm on Tuesday, November 29th. Br. Michael Oboza, a good friend who regularly attends our [Read More…]

Being Fully Present

The next post in this series on identity in relation to faith and sexuality is from Kevin Harris. Kevin is the Director of Community Relations and the Administrative Assistant at The Marin Foundation. What? Why do you identify as gay? Aren’t you a Christian? Bring up the topic of homosexuality and identity (or gender identity [Read More…]

On Why I Hate/Love Homecomings

The next post in this series is from Matt Richards. Matt is a Church Planting Intern at Urban Village Church, a Social Worker at the University of Chicago and he received his M. Div from the University of Chicago Divinity School. Recently, I went and saw a play that one of my friends wrote called, “The [Read More…]

A Second “Coming Out”

The next post in this series on identity is from John Smid. John is the Director of Grace Rivers Ministry in Germantown, TN. John is married to his wife of 22 years, Vileen, and the proud father of two children and four grandchildren. As a child there was little discussion about homosexuality. I recognized that [Read More…]

Coming Out Christian

Over the next couple weeks, we will be featuring some guest posts from gay and lesbian Christians (and those who do not identify as such while experiencing same-sex attractions) as they will be sharing some of their thoughts on identity and a part of their own journey with faith and sexuality. The first post comes [Read More…]

Love Is an Orientation Promo Video is Here!

So exciting! It’s almost release day for our new Love Is an Orientation DVD Curriculum which is set to release on December 13th (for those of you not in North America it will release January 1 through your respective Amazon sites and the Zondervan website). This new resource will be for any church, university, non-profit, organization, clinic, [Read More…]

Monday Nov. 7 Living in the Tension

For the upcoming Living in the Tension community gathering on November 7th, our friend Shawn Harrison will be sharing with the group about a part of his journey with faith and sexuality followed by a Q&A portion. Shawn is a youth pastor who has same-sex attractions but has chosen to pursue marriage with his wife [Read More…]