As I enjoy a restful and celebratory day after 33 days of radiation spread across seven weeks, I think about how incredibly blessed I am. When I walked out of the Cancer Center this morning, a group of my close friends and co-workers were waiting outside. They surprised me and blew me away with their … Continue reading The Cancer Spouse–Guest blog
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'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!
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
We all fall into 2 categories, labelers and non-labelers. Not so much that you are one or the other, but more that there are 2 sides of us. There is a side of us that craves labels. Not just for others, but for ourselves. Labels help us make sense of our world and help us … Continue reading Labels
First, I haven’t written a blog in months. Mostly, I’ve been settling into a new full time job in a new community. With my shift in career focus, I’ve struggled to find the time (and the courage) to continue baring my soul. Sarah has continued to write. While I’ve had the urge to blog many … Continue reading Holiday Parenting–Guest Blog by my wife
Coming out is usually thought of as a one-time, or two-time, type event. “He came out." “I came out to my family." It can be a pronounced event in someone’s life, and before I “came out”, I thought of it the same. You come out, and then you’re out! Voila! I have to confess … Continue reading Coming Out Thoughts-Part 2
If you asked me a year ago, I never would've given much thought to what the term, "gay lifestyle" implied. Or maybe I would have had a stereotypical reaction to the phrase. You know, depending on how it's said, it invokes images of promiscuity, wild partying, etc. Several months ago someone used this term to … Continue reading Just Another Day in Paradise (AKA the Gay Lifestyle) 11/11/15