Welcome to the “Queervangelical”

Whatever your beliefs and experiences of faith and sexuality, I hope you feel at home here. Although on the faith point – I’ll probably be banging on quite a bit about how great Jesus is and how he’s kinda central to everything (Colossians 1:15-17).

I started “queervangelical” to write about my own experiences of being a queer Christian and other’s experiences which I’ve found helpful as well. I’ll share my frustrations of being part of two worlds that sometimes feel incompatible, but also the wonderful privilege of being able to speak into such a unique position.

There needs to be more support for LGBTIQA+ Christians across the board; those pursuing relationships and those pursuing celibacy. My personal stance on queer relationships – the one where I date women – stems from the Bible’s central teaching about love being the fulfilment of the law; the Biblical passages which speak about same-sex relationships springing up amid idolatry and exploitation; and repetition of seeing Jesus rebuke religious leaders for being too legalistic.

That said, I have determined to know nothing except Jesus Christ and him crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2). For when we look to Christ and behold his glory, we can only reflect His glory in increasing array:

“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” – 2 Corinthians 3:18

I strongly affirm religious freedom and freedom of belief. We need different kinds of people around us to challenge, sharpen and grow us. On a Christian level, we’re designed to be a complementary body of Christ with different gifts. However, it saddens me to see these beliefs – and any beliefs – voiced without love. Often religious beliefs are spoken about people, without relationship and reconciliation, grace and forgiveness at the core.

There’s a lot that could be said, but for now just one. Welcome.