Our Core Identity

The following post is from Shawn Harrison. Shawn is a youth pastor and he regularly blogs at six11.wordpress.com. “Shawn are you ex-gay?”  “Nope.” “Then are you gay?”  “Nope.” “Wait, what?  Then what are you?” I hate this conversation. Throughout my life, I have struggled to embrace my true, core identity.  I’ve been all over the [Read More…]

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…]

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…]