Christians, We Should Adapt To Culture (Wait, What?!) Dec03

Christians, We Shoul...

Recently, I was informed that an individual I grew up with came out to her family, which I was a bit surprised to hear. Like many parents who have been confronted with the conflict between their child’s homosexual lifestyle and its compatibility with Christianity, their focus turned towards...

The Reality of Rhetoric: Reflections on a LGBT Milestone Jun27

The Reality of Rheto...

Although originally written in response to a prior event in the national spotlight and debate on homosexuality, this article seems apropos to share in light of the US Supreme Courts decision on the Defense of  Marriage Act on Wednesday.  In light of the On May 19,  a member of the Biola...

Why 42 isn’t about race Apr29

Why 42 isn’t a...

Note: This review was written before professional basketball player Jason Collins came out as gay today in Sports Illustrated. I saw the movie 42 tonight, and I have to say, I kind of enjoyed it. Yes, I know it was extremely sentimental at some points. During certain scenes I could have sworn...

Moving Redemption ahead of the Equation Mar28

Moving Redemption ah...

= Equality = If your facebook newsfeed was anything like mine, pink and red was the dominant color scheme of the beginning of the week. As if Valentine’s Day was having a month late resurgence, signs for equality have flooded the social media and blogospheres in the supreme courts pending...

SSA: A Dad’s P...

Allow me to introduce myself. First and foremost, I’m a sinner saved by grace. I’m a husband and a father. I’ve been a youth leader, Sunday school teacher, deacon and elder. I served in the Air Force for thirty years. I was a three-sport letterman in high school, played college football,...

SSA: A Mom’s P...

My name is Donna, and I’d like to tell you about my son. Bryan is my second child, coming four years after his big brother, Jayson, and on his dad’s 31st birthday. He didn’t have a swollen and scrunched up face like some newborns, but was beautiful from the very beginning. His paternal...

A Kinda Gay Q&A

Since publishing my article “I’m (Kinda Sorta Yeah Not Really) Gay” last month, I’ve received a lot of follow-up questions. Not so much about the article, but about the specifics of my struggle with same-sex attraction. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions. When did you...

Morality and the Gay Debate Oct05

Morality and the Gay...

Last week, Bryan wrote an article entitled, I’m (Kinda Sorta Yeah Not Really) Gay. As you might imagine, the post got a lot of attention: good, bad, and ugly. There were many who offered words of affirmation and encouragement, but along with these came comments with a totally different...

Straight Idolatry

I admit it. I’ve tried to “pray the gay away.” I’ve spent nights on my knees, asking God to take away my homosexual desires. Any Christian who struggles with same-sex attraction has probably done the same, and rightly so. Casting our cares on God should be the first thing we do (1...

I’m (Kinda Sorta Yeah Not Really) Gay Sep26

I’m (Kinda Sor...

People wonder if I’m gay. I know because kids in school used to ask me. When I replied with silence, they called me a fag and went on their way. If bullies wondered about my sexuality, then so did family, friends, people at church. They were probably just too afraid (or too nice) to ask....

5 Ways to Love Gays Sep19

5 Ways to Love Gays

You can’t love God and hate homosexuals. On the contrary, loving God means loving gays. Really, truly, honestly loving them. (Are you listening, Westboro Baptist cult?) That doesn’t mean voting “no” on Proposition 8 or waving rainbow flags in the nearest pride parade. No, biblical love...