Matt’s Blog

Writing for a safe, sacred space.

Latest Posts

Browse the archives of the blog or check out the latest posts and videos below.

Subscribe

Stay up to date on the latest posts and upcoming events. Subscribe now!

In Defense of Conservatives – Pride Month Ramblings #10

Today I want to write in defense of my conservative friends and family. I know over the last year my Facebook feed has gotten more and more liberal. Sometimes, to be honest, it’s like living in an echo chamber. I think we all acknowledge that phenomenon. So really,...

read more

A Slippery Slope – Pride Month Ramblings #9

Today I want to encourage you to read this blog post by Kevin Garcia. Kevin is a gay Christian blogger and podcaster, and I love his work. I became aware of Kevin on Twitter, and he’s been a constant inspiration and encouragement to me over the past year. Fun...

read more

Just Showed Up for My Own Life – Pride Month Ramblings #8

Thank you so much for all the interaction with my post yesterday. It was a deeply personal one, and I’m so grateful for all the comments and the private messages. I will respond to all of you as I have time.Today I simply want to share a song. Sara Groves is...

read more

Careful What You Wish For – Pride Month Ramblings #7

The following is a blog post I wrote on March 31, 2016. It’s probably the most personal thing I’ve ever posted here, and to be honest, It’s difficult for me to read. I’m in a much brighter, more hopeful place today, and I’m so very grateful. But there were many dark...

read more

The Gay Christian Network – Pride Month Ramblings #5

Today I just want to highlight the work of an amazing organization. Since 2001, The Gay Christian Network, led by Justin Lee, has been providing support to LGBTQ Christians like me. Check out their mission statement:“Guided by the light and love of Christ,...

read more

So This Is What It’s Like – Pride Month Ramblings #4

Sundays are always busy days for me. I’m the music minister at MCC San Francisco, so I get up early and drive from Rohnert Park to San Francisco (about an hour without traffic). I’m here for practice at 10:30 and then worship at noon. We have another service at...

read more

Gratitude & Hope: The TEDx Talk – Pride Month Ramblings #3

Last summer, about two weeks after I came out of the closet and resigned from my worship pastor job, I went to a mixer put on by the Letter People. I was lonely and anxious to find some kind of community, but this LGBTQ world was brand new to me. People would ask...

read more

Surrendering To God’s Design – Pride Month Ramblings #2

Last summer, right before I came out of the closet, I was still leading worship every Sunday in church. It was a scary time, because I knew this massive change was coming for me, for my family and for the church, but it was also rich and good. God was meeting me in...

read more

Why Pride? – Pride Month Ramblings #1

As I celebrate my first Pride Month with my LGBTQ+ siblings, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting, and I’m planning to post a lot of my thoughts here on Facebook throughout the month. I’m so grateful that I can live openly and honestly, and I’m grateful that I can...

read more

Subscribe

Get my new posts delivered right to your inbox, and stay up to date on coming events and other news.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Latest Posts

Check out what I've been writing about recently.

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,...

#UnchangedLGBTQ

I'm delighted to be featured as part of Q Christian Fellowship's #UnchangedLGBTQ series this week. And I'm grateful for the...

Spiritual Direction & Support Groups
“Spiritual direction—also called spiritual companionship—explores a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. Simply put, spiritual direction is helping people tell their sacred stories everyday.”

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

I am honored to serve as a spiritual director through The Christian Closet, offering web-based counseling, coaching and spiritual direction for LGBTQ Christians.
Let's Connect
I'd love to chat with you. You can send me an email, or just use the form to contact me. You can also text or call me directly at 918-408-6082.

And let's definitely connect on social media!

Ⓒ Copyright 2021 Matt Nightingale. Site designed and managed by Doebank Designs.