Is there anything more exhausting than trying to convince a Christian (who just learned you are LGBTQ+ affirming) that you yourself are also a Christian. I feel hungover from a conversation last night that started with them asking, "You say you're a Christian, but what kind? Are you a Bible-believing Christian?" I realize now that I'm still operating under the belief that you must always be able to defend your faith to anyone. But must I really? Do I owe that to anyone? #endlessdeconstruction
Realizing that one thing I really love about this community is that as much as we all love @mike @vishnu @WilliamMatt22 and @hillarymcbride, the community isn't *about* them. This space doesn't feel like a cult of celebrity, it feels like a bunch of people who care about the same questions and have the same wonderings. Already have had so many great convos on here, without even really talking about the podcast itself. Thankful for the humility of the hosts and this space.
You guys!! I think I won the parent lottery. Last night I got a text from my mom saying that they started watching the state of the union, but then turned it off to watch Harry Potter instead. ⚡
How are these the same people who bought me a purity ring, wouldn't let me play Zelda (because that's how you get possessed by demons) and had a vhs boxed set about how rock and roll was the work of Satan!?! I don't know the answer, but I'll take this version any day!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Today I went to #Kaiser with cash in my pocket. We grew up without health insurance. Hospitals were for white people.
I have had a full time office job that provides me with health care, but I have only recently begun "using it." The anxiety associated with payments will never decrease I think.
At the end I braced myself for the total due.
Wow its nice to have privilege. Exam and prescription: zero dollars. If my #ancestors could see me now! I am the American Dream.
Southern Baptists, exvangelical
I did it: I just talked with one of the elders at my southern baptist church and told him I was #exvangelical - we hit a number of topics including 🏳️🌈 and how to read scripture. It was better than expected and I’m officially leaving the church. Going to small group on Tuesday to say goodbye.
@MeganChander I am a hardcore Southwest evangelist. Yes, the airline. Their flights are cheap, you get FOUR FREE BAGS (personal item, carry-on, 2 checked bags), complimentary snacks and soft beverages on board, and lots of alcohol coupons in the mail. In the age of airlines nickle and diming you for literally anything, Southwest is a godsend.
anyone planning on going to the Reformation Project conference in Seattle this Nov? I just saw the tickets go on sale 😀 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equipped-for-change-conference-on-lgbtq-inclusion-in-the-church-tickets-54509909607
Hello from the Pacific Northwest. Excited to find a community here with other liturgists. Our current church community is about to learn that my spouse is transitioning (male to female)... not really sure how that will go.... but if anyone here has experience coming out to their congregation, we'd love any tips you have? 😅
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