An exercise in gratitude.

Last week was a monthly event I attend called Theology on Tap. It’s an event I’ve worked and been a part of organizing with Emily Hull McGee for several years. She and I collaborate on various topics over the years, but the rules are always the same. It’s a safe space to question, express, and participate in an open conversation over drinks and food outside of church.

Gratitude Exercise from Dec 2013 Theology on Tap

Gratitude Exercise from Dec 2013 Theology on Tap

Last night we discussed Gratitude. She had us do a thought exercise and reflect on this past year and put down something we’re grateful for each month. I don’t know if you can easily recall those moments in your life, but I struggled. It’s not something I used to have issues with, but I think the busy-ness of life really showed how hard it is. So I thought I would write a blog post about a few things I’m really grateful for this year.

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Finding my voice

HBC Young Adult Retreat, St. Meinrad Archabbey, 2013

HBC Young Adult Retreat, St. Meinrad Archabbey, 2013

It’s been a while since my last post, but that one was a big one for me. I just got back from my church’s most recent Young Adult Fall Retreat. It was a great time to get away, get vulnerable, and reflect on things for a bit. Our topic was “Threshold” as pictured in the shirts above (I’m in the red jeans front and center). Continue reading

I’m a Millennial, I’m gay, and I love my church.

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I’m not afraid to say it. Depending on your point of view you might think I’m crazy, heretical, and even possibly a masochist. Millennials have been reported to be less religious than past generations,¬†and most people are familiar with how the LGBT community has been treated by the mainstream Christian church. And yet, somehow, I have been able to develop a faith and relationship with God. While I’m not going to get into my entire faith story in this post, I want to share a few things about my point of view as a Millennial person of faith and why I love it. Continue reading