The Other Side: Samuel’s Story (Evangel University)

A Note From The Curator:“The Other Side” is a blog series hosted here on Patheos which takes selected stories submitted to the “Our Witness” project and shares them with a wider audience. The purpose of this series is the platform the unheard stories of LGBT+ Christians experience at Christian colleges and universities, and how they have overcome great pain at the hands of Christian leaders with their faith intact. It is my hope that these stories will counter the all too familiar narrative t … [Read more...]

The Other Side: Josh’s Story (Moody Bible Institute)

A Note From The Curator:“The Other Side” is a blog series hosted here on Patheos which takes selected stories submitted to the “Our Witness” project and shares them with a wider audience. The purpose of this series is the platform the unheard stories of LGBT+ Christians experience at Christian colleges and universities, and how they have overcome great pain at the hands of Christian leaders with their faith intact. It is my hope that these stories will counter the all too familiar narrative t … [Read more...]

The Other Side: Beth’s Story (Regent College)

 A Note From The Curator:“The Other Side” is a blog series hosted here on Patheos which takes selected stories submitted to the “Our Witness” project and shares them with a wider audience. The purpose of this series is the platform the unheard stories of LGBT+ Christians experience at Christian colleges and universities, and how they have overcome great pain at the hands of Christian leaders with their faith intact. It is my hope that these stories will counter the all too familiar n … [Read more...]

Measuring Your Life: An Ash Wednesday Reflection

“Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.” These are the words being spoken by Christian clergy around the world today as the faithful gather to commemorate Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian liturgical season of Lent.Ash Wednesday is a day that calls us to remember our finitude, the impermanence of every aspect of our lives. It is a day when we recall all of our weaknesses and remember just how much we are in need of God’s unconditional grace. This day reminds us t … [Read more...]

The Leap

There comes a point for many of us when everything seems to go from a sharp black and white to a dozen shades of grey. All of the things we once were so sure about in life now become up for grabs. All of our desires, beliefs, and convictions begin to seem a lot less resolute, and we begin to feel like the ground beneath us is beginning to crumble. We try to grasp on to something to give us that familiar sense of security, but it all seems to fall through our hands like grains of sand. Waves of … [Read more...]

Why Are Democratic Presidential Candidates Afraid of Faith?

During every Presidential election in recent history, candidates work hard to lay claim to a few select demographics they believe will help them secure enough votes to win the White House. One demographic most prized by conservative candidates is Evangelical Christians, considered by many to be the single most politically influential religious group in the nation. Nearly every speech or public appearance a Republican candidate makes will have a strong emphasis on “Judeo-Christian values” and will … [Read more...]


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