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
I'm so excited to publish this latest podcast episode with guests Mel and Melinda Stevens of Cheyenne WY. They graciously allowed me into their home and answered all my questions about coming out in Wyoming, life before and after DADT in the military, and fostering as a same-sex couple. Their story is amazing! I know … Continue reading Podcast Episode #4: A peek into that Pesky Gay Lifestyle with guests!!!
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!
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
I told you all this was going to be seven whole parts long, but I already feel weary of the topic. So, we’ll just have to see where this all takes us! I’ll still hit on some of the biblical arguments, but this one will be a bit more personal. I’ve heard it said many … Continue reading Not Crying On Sundays Part 2: Redemption
Our amazing church is doing a full 4 week series on the LGBT/church struggle, called Grace and Truth. They are also doing a church-wide, 10 week small group study of the book Grace/Truth by Preston Sprinkle, a Side B (you can be gay but you just can’t act on it…celibacy or straight marriage are the … Continue reading Not Crying On Sundays: Part 1 of 7