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When And How To Have Sex

Celibacy The First Time. I was taught one thing about sex: don’t have it until you’re married. That’s it. That was the entirety of my sexual education. I wasn’t taught about intimacy or consent or safer sex. I wasn’t even taught about the mechanics of it. It was assumed that since sex was natural once […]

Creating A Sexual Ethic After Coming Out

“But if we accept homosexuality, what then? It will be anything goes.” The Bible (as interpreted by a certain type of Christian) was the only guidebook for life she’d ever been given — “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth” If “the Bible” was “wrong” about “homosexuality,” then what? How would we live? What will guide us? […]

Queer Theology Synchroblog 2017: Identity

It’s time for the 6th annual Queer Theology Synchroblog! (that’s right, we’ve been doing this since before queertheology.com was born!). Today, we’re announcing the date and the theme! Here’s how it works: On JANUARY 25, we ask everyone in the community to post something around a particular theme. You can write an essay or a poem, […]

Are you miserable for Jesus?

I got some weird messages about Jesus when I was growing up that have continued to impact me in my adult life. I was told that Jesus loved me so much (even though I was a terrible, no good, horrible, very bad person) that he was willing to undergo horrific torture and abuse and die […]

7 Bible Passages to Remind You God Loves You & Wants You to Take Care of Yourself

Do the holidays fill you with a mix of excitement and dread? I know they do for me. There’s some magical about them but there’s also something terrifying about spending time with family that isn’t 100% affirming. For me, my family is supportive but I have a rocky relationship with my boyfriend’s family who aren’t […]