“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
– John 1:12
I’m a Christian who’s attended evangelical Anglican churches since I was born (like literally the week after I came into the world, I played Jesus in our church’s nativity play). As a 30-something human living in Sydney’s inner city, I like bicycles, coffee, live music as well as awkwardly small & overcrowded bars.
I also co-pastor an LGBTIQA+ inclusive community called New City Church.
I’ve found the LGBTQIA+/queer community and the Church to be two very separate & irreconcilable places sometimes. I’ve seen the unknown become fear and fear become hurt, hurt become safeguarding and safeguarding become resentment. I’ve seen this culminate in the same-sex marriage debate. And more recently in the supposed “transgender agenda” and religious freedom debates. I’d love to see more open & loving discussions create understanding & reconciliation.
Things I have always known
~ The Bible holds truth and beauty, and the revelation of the most wonderful God
~ Jesus is God, Son & Saviour of the world
~ It’s pretty outrageously special to call yourself a child & heir to God
Things I have recently known
~ I like girls & I am genderqueer.
~ Teachings about gender & sexuality I believed when I was younger are too simplistic to apply to myself & many of the people I know.
Thanks for being here,
p.s. you might like a squiz at some of these videos I’m in and sermons I’ve preached…