A Glimpse Into My Journey

Hey friends! A few weeks ago an amazing journalist from Medill (Northwestern University) reached out to me, seeking to do a short documentary video about my life and journey in regards to my sexuality and my spirituality. I have done interviews and documentary films before, but was particularly reluctant to agree to this project because it would delve into how I personally identity (which is as "queer") which is a topic that I have not explored openly so as to avoid being labeled … [Read more...]

There Are No “Biblical Men”

Growing up as a young boy within Evangelical Christianity, I was constantly inundated with teaching from my pastors and youth leaders on what it looks like to be a “Biblical Man”. I would be taught the importance of being a leader and protector, and warned about allowing my emotions to get the best of me. Along with some of these general concepts of masculinity, I was also taught a whole slew of other cultural standards for what it looked like to be a man. In Youth Group, when all I wanted to do … [Read more...]

The Scandal of Evangelical Celebrity: How the Celebrity-Culture of Evangelicalism Fosters Neglect & Abuse

The media is reeling after the news broke last week that Joshua Duggar, the eldest son of the famed Duggar Family from TLC’s hit show “19 Kids And Counting” was guilty of molesting family members and other children when he was 14 years old. Duggar, who was the spokesperson for FRC Action, the non-profit legislation arm of the conservative evangelical public policy organization Family Research Council was forced to resign from his prominent public position in light of this scandal being uncov … [Read more...]

What’s So Offensive About Grace?

Christians love to talk about Grace. We love to talk about how we have been saved by Grace, how our theology is rooted in Grace, how the Gospel of Jesus finds it very foundation in Grace.We enjoy reflecting upon and contemplating the ethereal theological concept of Grace.For many of us, more theologically minded (read “nerds”) thinking about the beauty and grandeur of this word and it’s soteriological implication for the life of the Christian is like a drug.We love to explore a pl … [Read more...]

Let our GOSPEL have hands….

· There are over 12.3 million adults and children in forcedlabor, bonded labor, and commercial sexual servitude at any given time. Of these victims, the ILO estimates that atleast 1.39 million are victims of commercial sexual servitude.-The Advocates for Human Rights (mncasa.org) I must admit. I have not been one to care about social justice. Honestly. I thought that is what liberal Christians did instead of preaching the Gospel to save souls from Hell. But over the last year, and even more so … [Read more...]

Changing Faith: An Interview with Michael Hidalgo

We are living in an age of great reformation and renewal- in the Church, in culture, and in society as a whole. Everything seems to be changing at a more rapid pace than it ever has before. In the midst of this all, many people of faith are gripping harder than ever to the certainty that our faith has given us to comprehend what is happening in our world. Still others of us are finding ourselves plagued with questions and doubts about the trustworthiness and reliability of our faith and the s … [Read more...]