Post-Mother’s Day thoughts for those estranged.

It’s the Wednesday after Mother’s Day, and now all of those who have been estranged can come out of hiding. The cards are off the shelves, the flower advertisements have ceased, and we can begin scrolling through social media without being inundated by posts that have us swallow that all-too-familiar reality— the reality that we … Continue reading Post-Mother’s Day thoughts for those estranged.

But the Bible Says So— a case for LGBTQI+ inclusion in our faith.

While writing Unseen, there were several occasions when I wanted to dive into theology and defend my beliefs, but I realized that would A) take away from the larger story and B) make me appear insecure in my faith. Nevertheless, like many people who are struggling with the idea of inclusion and hitting a brick wall at … Continue reading But the Bible Says So— a case for LGBTQI+ inclusion in our faith.

Silent for too long. An open letter to Rick Burgess.

Rick, Nearly two years ago, you replied to an email from my mother. She was mourning the loss of her daughter— that’s me— because I am gay. She came to you, a radio talkshow host, to ask about the security of my salvation. You wondered why I would “redefine intimacy with no conviction” because “the … Continue reading Silent for too long. An open letter to Rick Burgess.

Pipeline Genocide: where to go from here.

When we left Standing Rock, the natives' message to us was one of great urgency. "Take this story home," was their most prominent request. Thank you Chattanooga Times Free Press for running this piece. Check out the article online, or here is the transcript from my article in today's TFP editorial section: For the first time in … Continue reading Pipeline Genocide: where to go from here.