Stories about Faith & Sexuality

Apr 5th, 2014

Meditation at Lagunitas: A Sermon about World Vision

Again, I’m recycling content here, but I was tasked with writing a “celebration sermon,” and I’ve been thinking about celebrating in frustration and despair. Can Christianity be reconciled? Can the poor be fed? I don’t know, but I remain struck by the miracle of being. We exist, murderously and wondrously, and so I wrote this sermon. […]

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Feb 22nd, 2014

Thoughtful Faith

“I evangelize for ______ more than Jesus.” is something I say a lot. Honestly just about anything could fill the blank since I’m more private about my faith than anything else. Today, Califone’s 2009 album All My Friends Are Funeral Singers would’ve fit the sentence. About weekly it’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer or the podcast “Throwing […]

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Dec 27th, 2013

Kinky Boots

I’m well aware how ridiculous it is to write a blog post about Kinky Boots. The whole show is ridiculous. One of its warmest reviews in the NYT couldn’t take the production seriously. Even before eviscerating the second act for shallow moralizing, Ben Brantley wrote, From the outset, this show comes rushing at you head-on, all […]

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Dec 24th, 2013

In Lieu of an Xmas Letter

Last Christmas I was quarantined in my Portland apartment with the flu and a broken router. Just before nightfall (at 4:33pm) I drove to Safeway to buy milk for cereal, waited an hour in line for the only cashier, and returned home, at which point a friend texted me something along the lines of, “Be […]

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Dec 3rd, 2013

One Year Sober

I don’t know what to call this. One year sober? Teetotalism? Recovery? I know that on December 2, 2012 I drank too much for the last time, and on December 3 I woke up feeling like I’d risen from the dead, still woozy and stiff from the rigor mortis. I’d felt the same only a […]

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Oct 15th, 2013

Confession

More than once I wondered if I should abandon this blog while in seminary. Already when I started it last year, I wasn’t much for dogmatics. I appreciated a faith of mystery; I sought Christ through means beyond formal prayer. As it happens I still had some structures of belief, which have finally crumbled as […]

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Aug 31st, 2013

Everything Changes

Isn’t that the cliché? I wrote a sappy paragraph about New York but (you’re welcome) deleted it. A two-month silence on this blog shouldn’t end with a whine. Besides, there’s very little to whine about. I live in New York City as of eight days ago, attending a seminary every Christian I respect respects. The […]

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