Happy National Coming Out Day! For those who haven’t come out yet, still deciding or about to, we will pray for you and we are with you in spirit. In keeping with National Coming Out Day our listener question from Tumblr is all about just that — coming out. This person is asking for any advice on coming out to a possibly unaffirming family.
We then queer the text from Philippians that we are pretty sure you’ve seen all over inspirational images, home decors, and coffee mugs. So you might wonder, how do we queer this? Tune in to find out and it might even be surprised.
- National Coming Out Day stories from Fr. Shay and Brian [0:40]
- The LGBT community problems [5:15]
- Learn about OUR history [6:57]
- Question from Tumblr: on coming out [9:13]
- How Brian’s parents’ reacted to his coming out [10:22]
- You don’t owe ANYONE [11:48]
- The importance of choosing people who you can trust [12:40]
- The mindset of deciding when you’re ready [16:17]
- Queering the Bible: Philippians 4:1-9 [18:26]
- There is something calming about this passage especially during this time [20:49]
- Let’s sit in this passage without queering it [21:35]
- Find moments to bask in the greatness of people you choose to surround yourself with [23:08]
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Therefore, my brothers and sisters whom I love and miss, who are my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord.
Loved ones, I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to come to an agreement in the Lord. Yes, and I’m also asking you, loyal friend, to help these women who have struggled together with me in the ministry of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my coworkers whose names are in the scroll of life.
Be glad in the Lord always! Again I say, be glad! Let your gentleness show in your treatment of all people. The Lord is near. Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks. Then the peace of God that exceeds all understanding will keep your hearts and minds safe in Christ Jesus.THe
From now on, brothers and sisters, if anything is excellent and if anything is admirable, focus your thoughts on these things: all that is true, all that is holy, all that is just, all that is pure, all that is lovely, and all that is worthy of praise. Practice these things: whatever you learned, received, heard, or saw in us. The God of peace will be with you.