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When We’re Closest To God

When We’re Closest To God

Throwback to little Matt enjoying the swimming pool. I wasn’t thinking about whether I was too fat or whether it looked gay to hold my hands in a particular way. I was in the moment, enjoying the water and the sunshine and the love of my family. Maybe this is when...

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I Have Thoughts About the “Freedom March”

I Have Thoughts About the “Freedom March”

Perhaps you've seen this image around Facebook in the last couple of days. 200 EX-LGBT MEN, WOMEN RALLY TO SHOW FREEDOM THEY'VE FOUND IN FOLLOWING JESUS, the headline eagerly proclaims. I've seen this article shared on the The Evangelical Covenant...

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Some Thoughts About Romans 1

Some Thoughts About Romans 1

Conservative, non-affirming Christians often cite Romans 1 when condemning gay Christians like me… I posted this as a response on Facebook this afternoon, but I thought maybe it should be shared more widely. We Christian gays are VERY VERY aware of Romans 1. We have...

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Innovative Love Coalition: #GodOurAlly

Innovative Love Coalition: #GodOurAlly

Let's talk about Innovative Love Coalition and why this project is so important for the Christian church. Music has always been one of the most significant ways that I connect with God, and I know I am not alone. From a very young age I was singing and...

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You Are Good

You Are Good

Today has been a good day. The kind of day when you feel like you're coming home, when you're reminded of who you are and who you can be. The kind of day when God seems more real and more present than usual. I’m stepping out into some big, risky, God-inspired...

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Support the Journey Center

Support the Journey Center

Hey friends, I'm so grateful to be serving on the board of The Journey Center. We are a spiritual oasis where ALL are welcome to encounter the Holy and be renewed. Although we are unabashedly Christ-centered, we are open to people of all faiths or no faith at...

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So This Is What It’s Like

So This Is What It’s Like

Here's a recording from the BraveMaker Film Fest event last Friday night. It's not perfect — We only ran through these songs a few times before we were performing them for an audience! — but I'm still happy with the way it turned out. What a gift to play...

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Healthy and Helpful Dialogue

Healthy and Helpful Dialogue

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to witness a public conversation between Justin Lee, author of "Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate" and founder of Q Christian Fellowship (originally called the Gay Christian Network)...

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Joining the Board of Santa Rosa’s Journey Center

Joining the Board of Santa Rosa’s Journey Center

For over a decade, the Journey Center has been welcoming all who seek a spiritual path toward healing and wholeness. Although we are unabashedly Christ-centered, we are open to people of all faiths or no faith at all. When the Journey Center says “All are...

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Not a Good Look

This is not a good look for The Evangelical Covenant Church. It's fascinating for me to watch all of this from the outside....

Meeting Marsha Stevens

<br /> I grew up listening to this song. It was basically a standard in my family and in the churches in which I grew...

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Liz Budd Ellmann, MDiv, former Executive Director, Spiritual Directors International

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