Welcome to another Q & A episode for the second quarter of the year 2022. We hope you are enjoying this type of episodes and remember that if you have a burning question, please send them over using the email below and you can also send them in as audio clips! We hope to feature your question in the next episode of Asked and Answered.
Questions answered in today’s episode:
- I’m an enby Christian apart of the Black community and though I’ve been working on my journey in deconstruction, I’m confused on how certain practices and events that take place in my church environment like ‘revivals’ and ‘receiving the spirit’ -or even being able to ‘lay hands’ and heal someone could possibly be used through non-affirming pastors and generally bigoted people. Does that mean these practices are in any case theatrical or faked? Or is it something entirely else I’m missing? I’ve grown up in an environment where these types of practices are considered common as they demonstrate God’s presence, and trying to imagine these levels of bigotry and hate as a mouthpiece is confusing.
- I’ve been thinking about quitting church service for my health and job but I’ve been hesitant; I have the least amt of time on service but I still find it extremely overwhelming and I feel like I’m letting God down by breaking my commitment for my own purposes. What should I do? Am I just too weak?
- How can asexuals/aromantics be a service or help the church?
- I’m asexual and bi-romantic. I came out to a Christian friend whose response was strange. She said that since I’m asexual, my love for the same sex isn’t as bad because there’s no lust involved. Obviously, that’s wrong, but I’m struggling to put into words why I feel that way, besides the queerphobia that sentiment is loaded with. Might you have any insights or thoughts about this?
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