Everything Must Change: On Privilege, Patriarchy, and Donald Trump

We are in a period of American history in which everything about the way our country has functioned since it’s inception is being dismantled and deconstructed. Since the very founding of our nation, our leaders have been driven, largely unconsciously, by the power of patriarchy. Patriarchy is, at it’s most rudimentary level, the belief that men are best suited to lead and are the ideal example of what a human should look like. Built in to a patriarchal mindset is a singular image of the supreme m … [Read more...]

Keeping Faith IS Hurting LGBT+ Students (A Response to Alan Noble)

The topics of religious liberties and human rights are two of the most fundamental values embedded into our national consciousness as Americans. From the very conception of our nation, we have been a people who have defended the right of all people to worship whatever they believe in without fear of discrimination or persecution. We have also, increasingly, become a nation who values the life and rights of all people, especially minorities within our nation. In order to achieve a perfect … [Read more...]

Donald Trump: Patriarchy and Penetration (Video)

Donald Trump's new campaign logo, featuring his Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence has been raising eyebrows across the internet all day. The logo, seen below, features a "T" , for Trump, seemingly penetrating a "P", for Pence. Almost immediately people recognized that this symbolism, whether purposeful or accidental, represented a very real behavioral trend demonstrated by Donald Trump, a trend of being the dominate, forceful, dictator to those who work for him or around him. As soon as I saw … [Read more...]

My New Book: “Nomad: A Spirituality For Travelling Light”

The following is a press release about my newly released book! For more information and to order the book, click the link below!  ABOUT NOMAD: As ‘a good Evangelical Christian who felt called to be a pastor’, Brandan’s life and career plans were turned upside down at Bible college when he began to experience feelings of same sex attraction. The strong ‘black and white’ beliefs that he had previously held on sexuality and faith were shattered, and he found himself in a world of doubts, questioni … [Read more...]

The Trajectory of the Kingdom: A Case For Inclusion (Video)

Over the past few months, I've been hard at work  developing the content for my new book, tentatively titled Forward: The Kingdom of God and the Case for Inclusion. This book will be a theology/spirituality book that seeks to present a comprehensive case that the trajectory of the Gospel and the Kingdom of God is towards the full inclusion of sexual and gender minorities, the deconstruction of patriarchy, and the liberation of all people both spiritually and literally. I've taken this message to … [Read more...]

Our Witness: The Testimonies of LGBT+ Christians

Following the shooting of nearly 50 LGBT+ people in Orlando, I and many others have begun to speak up about the damage that non-inclusive, non-affirming religious teaching causes in the hearts and minds, not only of LGBT+ people who hear it, but in all people who hear it. The Christian Church has, for thousands of years, promoted a homophobic message that does not beget life, but produces fear, hatred, and death. For thousands of years, Christians, in the name of God, have oppressed LGBT+ … [Read more...]