Today, 12 January, is the feast day of a very queer saint, Aelred of Rieveaulx. Claimed by many queer Christians as a patron saint, he was a wildly popular abbot (head of a monastery) in England where he wrote about the benefits of spiritual friendship, primarily among men. I sometimes question his appropriateness as a…
Sex positivity is an ill-defined and much maligned concept, especially in Christian circles. But it doesn’t have to be this way. This article presents an invitation to consider six principles for what a sex positive Christianity might look like.
Thoughts on living into the freedom and abundance of life in Christ as faithful queer Christians in 2023.
Thoughts on the state of the queer Christian world at the dawn of 2023.
I recently listened to a podcast titled “Two Views on Sexual Ethics with Dave Kuta & Jon Morgan.” The conversation was hosted on Devoted for Ministry Leaders, the podcast of LOVEboldly, an organization which “exists to empower Christians (straight, cisgender, and LGBTQIA+) to create more spaces where LGBTQIA+ people can flourish in the church.” Since LOVEboldly…
Theologian Walter Wink argues that there is no Biblical sexual ethic, but Christians are to be bound by a “love ethic” as modeled by Jesus.
Sex & the Gay Christian is a sex-positive initiative to help Queer Christians embrace their sexuality, make sexual and relational decisions that fit their Christian values, and integrate their sexual and spiritual lives.
An invitation to a spiritual journey in community towards a healthy, ethical, Queer Christian sexuality.
At the Q Christian Fellowship annual conference in early January 2021 (which was totally online), I attended a breakout session entitled “Finding Our Way: Centered Set Sexual Ethics.” I was excited about the session for two reasons. The entire reason the Sex and the Gay Christian project launched was to help Queer, Christian men (myself…
This week, on Tuesday, 13 October 2020, writer, pastor, and Queer ally Colby Martin started a firestorm with a post-National Coming Out Day Instagram post (embedded in full below) which reaffirmed his position that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality. Sure, the trolls came out, but it ended in a well-deserved love fest.
I first reviewed Beyond Shame: Creating A Healthy Sex Life on Your Own Terms by Matthias Roberts, on Goodreads 05 January 2020. As I prepare to reread this book specifically for the Sex and the Gay Christian project, I repost that review in its entirety, below.
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