Evergreen

This is a short allegorical piece I wrote for a creative writing competition earlier this year, the directive theme being "Grief and Hope". I didn't place in the competition, however I really enjoyed the writing process and, after some further editing, I'm really pleased with the result. The concept is something that I had been … Continue reading Evergreen

Why I Started The Integrate Project

(This testimonial was originally published on The Integrate Project on 05/04/2019) Lying in bed I hold up in my imagination a man and a woman. It’s clear to me that my preference is on the man. “I think I’m gay.” Mostly I’m surprised by how unsurprised I am at this revelation. This isn’t news to … Continue reading Why I Started The Integrate Project

Three Years of Transparent: Journal of a Sceptical Believer

“Just as well your identity is in Christ.” – A Well Intentioned Friend --- I’ve spoken previously on this blog about the intense degree of doubt that I have experienced at many points across the last four-ish years. The most distressing periods for me have regularly occurred over the summer period. Because I was working … Continue reading Three Years of Transparent: Journal of a Sceptical Believer

Three Years of Transparent: The Situation for Gay People in the Church

Three years of dedicated time researching and thinking through the situation of sexual minorities in The Church has given me several observations I think are worth your consideration. I write this out of concern for the mental health of gay people in connection with Christianity and out of a desire to carve out a home … Continue reading Three Years of Transparent: The Situation for Gay People in the Church

Three Years of Transparent: Reflections on Power and Vulnerability

When I moved Cities a little under 3 years ago I made the decision to start talking about my homosexual orientation as though it were common knowledge. I had spoken about this fixture of my life to several people prior to this but all of a sudden, I found myself running training on the Christian … Continue reading Three Years of Transparent: Reflections on Power and Vulnerability