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‘Queer Coded’ Friendships: On David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi

The premise for this series is that, rather than queer identities truly being a ‘missing myth’ in the thought world of the Abrahamic faiths, gay and lesbian and other queer people do in fact see our experiences reflected in places within the Scriptures. Today I’d like to look at what is undoubtedly the most common … Continue reading ‘Queer Coded’ Friendships: On David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi

The Summons: A Reflection on Matthew 4.12-23

One of the most important moments in anyone’s life is the moment when we realize that we’re the grown up in the room; we’re the one who has to solve the problem, or step up into leadership. If done right, it’s a moment where we step into our identity and strength and truly become adults. … Continue reading The Summons: A Reflection on Matthew 4.12-23

What’s Sex For, Anyway?

I began the previous post with the claim that many Christians struggle to accept queer identities or ‘lifestyles’ less because of specific biblical prohibitions than because of more basic assumptions about creation. One increasingly common example of such an assumption is a belief that the intent to reproduce is not only the primary but the … Continue reading What’s Sex For, Anyway?

Two Sides of Adam: Gender in Genesis 1-3

I’ve long been convinced that the ‘queer question’ in the Church today is not really about the handful of particular texts that are used to condemn homosexuality or promote the perpetuation of strict gender roles. After all, ‘Bible believing’ Christians these days find it pretty easy to dismiss the Scriptures’ clear teaching about a lot … Continue reading Two Sides of Adam: Gender in Genesis 1-3

The Lamb of God: A Reflection on John 1.29-42

There are few things more engaging in communication than a good metaphor. Not only do metaphors make what we’re saying more interesting, but they can often help to get across the emotion or experience of something better than a simple description. For example, a few years ago I described how I was feeling about life … Continue reading The Lamb of God: A Reflection on John 1.29-42