walking tightrope

Living in the Tension

I attended a conference on ministry this week that included a session called “Living in the Tension,” which was designed to guide us in ministering to gay peoples.  Like most areas of the country, that’s happening here in the Great Northwest on occasion.  The discussion reconfirmed a couple truths. First, when people tell you that…

used to be gay

The reality of “Sexual Orientation”

Sexuality touches a part of our humanity as deeply as any part of life can.  This subject is weighty, personal and not nearly as one-dimensional as TV sitcoms would have you believe. The media does a good job of presenting the portrait of a youth struggling to make sense of his identity and same-sex attractions,…

good samaritan

Why The Good Samaritan Wasn’t Gay

I was writing a blog post called “The Gay Samaritan.”  I wrote it under the premise that Jesus used the Samaritan in His iconic parable for maximum shock value.  He was trying to stun His audience into understanding that they were to love everyone and there were now no barriers within His kingdom when it…