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One Spot Left

One Spot Left

Last night I spent a couple of hours with six men from all over the United States and Canada. Such a diversity of age, family, career, faith backgrounds, financial situations and life experiences. The one thing they all shared in common? They are all gay men who, for...

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#UnchangedLGBTQ

#UnchangedLGBTQ

I'm delighted to be featured as part of Q Christian Fellowship's #UnchangedLGBTQ series this week. And I'm grateful for the opportunity to publicly thank four people who made such a difference in my life. So much love to you, Justin Lee, Fred Harrell, Annie...

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Meeting Cleve Jones

Meeting Cleve Jones

What a beautiful man. Cleve Jones co-founded The San Francisco AIDS Foundation and came up with the idea for the AIDS Memorial Quilt. He is a pioneer for LGBTQ+ people and an absolute hero to me.In the final chapter of his autobiography, When We Rise, he...

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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 Church page a lot...

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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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Meeting God in a Gay Spa

Meeting God in a Gay Spa

God met me in a gay spa in Puerto Vallarta last week. Alejandro's Valentine's Day gift to me was two hours (deep tissue...

Sin

Sin

I've been thinking a lot about the fundamentalist/Evangelical understanding of sin. I remember spending a lot of time and...

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