I’m on a journey- aren’t we all? I’ve committed my life to loving, serving and understanding God and people to the best of my human ability. I’ve never liked labels or making any kind of distinction that separates me from anyone else- I never became a pastor because I’d rather just be me than pastor me; I own a business, but I’ve never thought of myself as a boss; I’ve always avoided any display of position or title that would create a distinction between myself and others.
But I am a gay Christian. Gay because my biological sexual orientation makes me attracted to men rather than women, and Christian because I love Jesus with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. Despite my best efforts to prevent titles and labels from defining me, it seems they do- more for others than myself, but we can’t control others, and that’s ok.
The label is as new for me as it is for most people, because the commonly held belief is that the two can’t coexist. When it comes to the “Gay vs. Christian debate,” that’s typically exactly what it is- a debate that pits one “side” against the other, driving a wedge that drives the “opponents” further and further apart. I started this blog because I think it’s important to share the perspective of someone who thinks it doesn’t have to be this way.
My hope is that this blog can help Christians understand the gay community, help the gay community understand Christians, and help gay Christians understand themselves. I’ve never been afraid to say it like it is (or at least how I see it), so I will always try my best to be brutally honest and transparent. My blog will share personal experience, Biblical and theological studies, scientific and psychological research relevant to the conversation, and opinions that seek to enable deeper understanding of everyone involved.
Life is a journey, and we shouldn’t go it alone. Everyone is welcome to join me on my journey by following or interacting with my blog as much as they’d like.