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Your Gay Neighbor is Closer than You Think

October 11th 2017

I wish that people who shared pews with me in church talked about gay people the way they talked about diplomats and florists and concierges, as if we were just people. I wish they didn’t see us as the enemy camp of a protracted culture war. I wish we spent more time talking about the gospel and less time talking about what the gospel would mean for certain people’s sex lives.

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You Don't Need to Pray that God Makes Me Straight

September 15th 2017

There is a form of sexual holiness that comes easy to me in ways it doesn’t come easy for my straight brothers in Christ. And by the same token, their journeys toward holiness will be easy in ways mine may never be. Being gay doesn’t make me uniquely broken, as if I’m some slip of the divine chisel. It makes me just plain broken, like everybody else. I’m exactly unremarkable enough to be a recipient of grace.

Andy Mineo

Andy Mineo Endorsement Video

September 2nd 2017

I love Andy Mineo's heart for God and people. Also, the man has some serious musical skills. I'm honored (and maybe still a little bit starstruck) by his endorsement of my book in this video.

Dear Church

Dear Church: I'm Gay

August 25th 2017

I was delighted to be part of a short documentary project about sexual minorities in churches with a traditional sexual ethic. If you watch it, you'll get to see what I look like without glasses. (Answer: still pretty nerdy.)

Gay Celibacy is Weird

Gay Celibacy is Weird, and That's a Good Thing

August 22nd 2017

As I continue to grow in Christ, I want to become weird in even more ways. More remarkably loving. More bizarrely joyful. More extravagantly generous. Short of growing tentacles, I want to become as alien as I can possibly be on this foreign planet Earth.

Spiritual Friendship

The Pursuit of Banality

August 21st 2017

If I had my way, I would think about gay celibacy the same way I think about my career options, or what I should have for dinner, or whether I want a pet ferret. I would think about it the way I imagine that straight people think about being straight, as if it’s simply part of life. It wouldn’t need to be a stentorian shout or an embarrassed whisper in the chambers of my mind. It would just be.

Book Trailer

Single, Gay, Christian Book Trailer

August 17th 2017

Check out the book trailer for Single, Gay, Christian on YouTube. Alternative description: I sit in someone else's living room and say things about Jesus, while also providing video evidence that I have attractive friends.

Social Media

What Does Evangelism Look Like in a Digital, Social Media Age?

July 5th 2017

If we’re not careful, we can wind up communicating a “gospel” that’s different from the gospel of the Bible. We can speak the name of Jesus in a way that drives people away from Him instead of towards Him.

Raabe

Interview with J. E. Raabe

June 16th 2017

In which I talk about language, 1 Corinthians 7, and the Church's idolatry of marriage with J. E. Raabe.

Foreword Reviews

Interview with Foreword Reviews

May 18th 2017

In which I talk about costly obedience, how we read the Bible, and the word "evangelical" with Michelle Schingler of Foreword Reviews.

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A Conversation with Preston Sprinkle

April 22nd 2017

I had the chance to chat with New York Times bestselling author Preston Sprinkle about faith, sexuality, and the importance of language. Check out our conversation on Preston's podcast, Theology in the Raw.

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A Good Friday Prayer

April 14th 2017

Don’t let me rush to Easter Sunday too quickly. Give me grace to linger here, in the place where sorrow meets redemption. Make Your death as real to me as Your resurrection.

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A Valentine's Day Prayer to Find True Love

February 14th 2017

Give me eyes to see the red and pink, the flowers and chocolates, the blossoming romances, as tiny windows into Your limitless love. Let me see You in the construction paper hearts awkwardly delivered on the playground, in the crayon scrawl of “Be My Valentine.” In our imperfect love, let me glimpse Your perfect love.

Why You Need to Stop Making God Your First Priority

Why You Need to Stop Making God Your First Priority

December 13th 2016

God wants more than just the top line of your priority list. He wants the whole list. He doesn’t want to be sequestered to a single part of your life. He wants to be the substance of every part, the logic behind every choice you make.

Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Peace in Our Country and World

July 15th 2016

I pray to you not as someone distant and aloof, but as someone near to me, near to us, even in the midst of chaos. I don’t have to shout to get your attention. You are close enough to hear my broken whispers. No matter how strong or weak I feel, no matter how much or how little faith I can muster, I’ll start by whispering this: Give us peace.

4 Biblical Things Christians Can Do about Same-Sex Marriage

4 Biblical Things Christians Can Do about Same-Sex Marriage

May 18th 2016

Many Christians talk about homosexuality the way we talk about life on Mars. It's an abstraction, a thought experiment. We can take a stance, form a belief, and go on with life as usual. We don't really have to do anything. But what happens when our abstract beliefs about homosexuality collide with a living, breathing, bleeding human being?