5 (Great) Things I Learned As A Fundamentalist

My journey of faith has taken me in, out, and all around the spectrum of Christian theology and practice. Throughout my eleven years as a Christian, I have identified as everything from Fundamentalist, to Pentecostal, to Mormon, to Anglican, to Evangelical and everything in between. In every season of my faith, God has taught me a ton of life transforming principles that have helped me develop both into a better Christian as well as a better human being. Of all of the seasons of my faith … [Read more...]

A Prayer for Charleston

O God, great is the misery that has come upon our nation and the world; Our cares overwhelm us, and we do not know what to do. O God, be gracious to us and help us. Grant us strength to bear what is taking place in the world and in our land this day, and let not fear rule over us. And God, we pray for the eyes to see the seeds of racism and discrimination in our own hearts. God forgive us for participating in and perpetuating a system that continues to oppress your precious children of … [Read more...]

Tony Campolo Calls for Full Inclusion of Gay & Lesbian Christians

**Updated: June 8 at 12:30pmThis morning, Dr. Tony Campolo, well known evangelical activist, educator, speaker, and founder of Red Letter Christians released a statement on his blog announcing his official change of heart and mind on LGBTQ inclusion in the church. In the statement he says:  "While I have always tried to communicate grace and understanding to people on both sides of the issue, my answer to that question has always been somewhat ambiguous. One reason for that ambiguity was th … [Read more...]

Why You Should Support “At the End of the Day”

Every once in a while, there is a faith based film that comes down the pike that captures an important moment and message in American culture. In the LGBTQ/Faith intersection, there have been a number of powerful documentary films that have powerfully captured the tensions between Christians and LGBTQ individuals. But, to my knowledge, there has never been a faith based, feature length film that addresses this tension with the wit, charm, and grace of a feature length  comedy.... until … [Read more...]

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...]