LGBT Alumni & Allies of Taylor University

Month: May, 2013

An Open Letter to the Church from My Generation

” I said, ‘If the Bible really says this about gay people, I’m not too keen on trusting what it says about God.’

An Open Letter to the Church from My Generation.

How can I keep quiet when posts such as this shake me up, put into words what I want to say/hear/express . . . here, Dannika Nash speaks as an insider/outsider to the church, saying, “get a clue.” Amen and amen.


The certainty of my doubt

OK, one word more. I stumbled onto Jas’ post on Fathfully Doubting and when I finished it, I shouted “Brother!” Here’s a kindred spirit who, though not in the same exact place I am, nonetheless voices many of my thoughts and feelings, and does so with aplomb. Well worth reading, pondering.


In recent years, I have been on a journey of embracing doubt. I want to say something more subtle like ‘exploring doubt’ or ‘letting doubt in’, but the truth is I’ve actively pursued it.

The biggest questions have centred around my faith. I have given myself permission to interrogate the most significant relationship in my life, reasoning that if God does exist as I presume he does and if he is as vast and great as I think he is and if his nature is as loving and patient as I sense it is, then he isn’t going to be intimidated, scared or angered by me questioning his relevance in my life.

This has had direct implications on who I am in the world. Because the way I view myself (and the way I perceive others view me) has been so grounded by everything to do with this God fellow, my…

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