Three reasons it doesn’t matter what we think about homosexuality

Following the release of the popular “God and the Gay Christian” by Matthew Vines, and the innumerable responses by conservative pundits and theologians — including the cleverly titled ebook “God and the Gay Christian?” (Note the question mark. It’s very important.) — the church is discussing the morality of same-sex behavior as it never has … Continue reading Three reasons it doesn’t matter what we think about homosexuality

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A few early thoughts on dadification and whatnot

Eleanor Jane Francke, daughter of my wife and me, was born April 23, 2014. That same day, the following column was published in the Woodburn Independent (the paper I work for), though I had written it the week before. By the time you read this, I could be a dad. Truth be told, in many … Continue reading A few early thoughts on dadification and whatnot

My first novel: A discussion on faith, scripture and sexual identity

Hey everyone. After months of writing, editing, banging my head into my desk, rewriting, editing, banging my head into the wall (after the desk broke), more editing, rinsing and repeating, etc., I'm thrilled to FINALLY announce the imminent publication of my first novel, REORIENTED. I just signed the contract with TouchPoint Press, an up-and-coming traditional … Continue reading My first novel: A discussion on faith, scripture and sexual identity