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It’s been a while since I’ve written. I’d hoped that graduate school wouldn’t really impede regular posts on this blog, but while I continue to try and figure out the tempo and rhythm of graduate study, I’ve obviously gotten distracted from this site. Thankfully something came along to necessitate a post. I want to direct your attention to a podcast two of my friends have put together, aptly titled An Old Old Story. The first episode goes up tonight at midnight. Read More

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This post is the last in what has been a continuing series for the month of March that aimed to examine the American Church’s response to homosexuals in their midst, whether they be believers, agnostics, or atheists. This month’s series was spawned by the Harding University Queer Press publishing a zine on March 2 featuring the voices and stories of past and present LGBTQ students at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, my alma mater. The zine can be downloaded in its digital entirety at http://www.huqueerpress.com.

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Proverbs 3:27-28, and it says, “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow’—when you now have it with you.” Read More

This post is one in a continuing series for the month of March that aims to examine the American Church’s response to homosexuals in their midst, whether they be believers, agnostics, or atheists. This month’s series was spawned by the Harding University Queer Press publishing a zine on March 2 featuring the voices and stories of past and present LGBTQ students at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, my alma mater. The zine can be downloaded in its digital entirety at http://www.huqueerpress.com.

One thing I noticed the blogosphere really gravitated towards after the zine came out was a collective confusion over, “Why would anyone who’s gay want to go to Harding?” Several former students responded on comment boards and noted that some kids—gay and straight alike—have parents who dangle the following ultimatum over their heads: “We won’t pay for college unless you go to a Christian school,” or some will even go as far to say, “We won’t pay for college unless it’s Harding.” Read More