I was honored to host Pastor Fred Gallop this weekend and talk with him about systemic racism, racial concepts 101, and how white allies can affect change. I truly apologize for the extremely poor audio quality! I can't figure out technology as a Gen X'er. I'm full of good ideas so I hope you can … Continue reading Podcast Episode #12! Beyond outrage on Social Media: What can white allies do?
Today we ran 2.23 miles in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, a young black man of 25, gunned down near his own neighborhood simply because he was black. We are supposed to say we ran in solidarity with him, but I am grieved to admit that I should have been running in solidarity with him so … Continue reading #IRunWithMaud
Join me in another riff podcast with my brother, Tim Scholten from NY as we talk about the LGBTQ and evangelical Christian church, growing up and the process of deconstructing that theology. How does a non-affirming theology affect gay Christians? Can non-affirming churches ever feel welcoming and safe for Gay Christians who are openly gay? … Continue reading Podcast #8: Finding My Religion
I got to riff with my brother, Tim Scholten from Ossining, NY! We talk about his coming out story in our conservative family and town, as well as a deeper dive into labels, some fun, some more serious and the connotations they carry. When he first came out, and even more so when I first … Continue reading Podcast Episode #7: Interview with Tim and Gay Class 101
My wife and I were having a lazy Sunday morning, probably hiding from our children this weekend, and scrolling through Facebook, each spying on each other’s feed, as we like to do, and stumbled across an article posted in one of our “married same-sex couples” groups we are subscribed to. (Cool fun fact, this … Continue reading The Hallmark Christmas War of 2019
Welcome to Podcast Episode #5 with my frequent co-host Jencee as we talk more theology, the Biblical view of social justice and power dynamics, anti-empire, and the last shall be first. I unveil my new project that we will follow in this podcast on how I want to practically be applying true biblical principles … Continue reading Podcast Episode #5 The Liberal Bible Project
Podcast Episode #3! Enjoy this podcast as we dive deeper into the LGBT/church dynamic. Jencee and I touch on everything from conservative christianity, Evangelicalism, Levitical Law, and Side A, B and X!
Immigration is a hot button topic for the US in recent history. While I have had “feelings” on the issue, and those feelings have been by and large sympathetic to immigrants, it really hasn’t been on my radar as pertinent to my personal life. I see friends posting both ways on this “issue”, as if … Continue reading Behind every issue, a story
One of the biggest struggles we’ve faced even with Side A people who are affirming is the often said sentiment of, “You know, I know what the Bible says, but I just can’t not love everybody.” Or, “I know what the Bible says but I’m willing to look the other way, cuz hey, we all … Continue reading Not Crying On Sundays Part 4: For the Bible Tells Me So
The church has been celebrating their recent happy middle ground. "We can agree that you can be gay, we agree that probably won't change, but ACTING on it is a big, fat, sin." The church can congratulate themselves on this victory of practicing humanity while holding their self-appointed high moral ground, applauding themselves for being … Continue reading Not Crying On Sundays Part 3: The Forced Choice