I am a 35 year-old Christian male who is attracted to men. These are some of my reflections of life, theology and other things. If you leave a comment, please have a valid email address. Drive-by comments which I perceive are designed to inflame are not welcomed here.
I am a man who trusts in Christ alone for his salvation. I believe the good news has been given to God’s church to spread through preaching of repentance and the forgiveness of sins in Christ. I am Reformed in my doctrine and I love the Scriptures.
So why the blog title? The word “gay” is a slang word for “homosexual.” A homosexual as “a person who is attracted solely or primarily to others of the same sex.” In this specific sense of the word, I am a homosexual or gay. Homosexual seemed entirely too long for a memorable blog title, especially when followed by the word “evangelical.”
I am repeatedly dismayed by many in the Church who think homosexuals are all either unrepentant or just “out there” as an “unreached people group.” They are within the Church…some repentant, some not…but they (we) are in churches, everywhere, every Sunday morning. If you don’t know any…just wait. Or look around.
What is my message? Despite my primary attractions being towards members of the same sex, my obedience to God’s commands stem from fruit keeping in step with repentance (Luke 3:8). I do not use my sexual attractions to excuse or hide my sin. Instead, I address those sins with repentance before God and before those with whom I struggle in my sanctification.
In short, I’m a celibate gay Christian.
I am a member of a local church, serve regularly with my gifts of worship leading, choir direction, music composition and arranging and recently completed seminary at Covenant Theological Seminary, where I earned my MDiv. I aim to minister via music, preaching, and teaching in a full-time position. I am also a huge fan of silent film and have even produced a musical score consisting of 1920s film music to accompany the 1922 feature film The Pride of Palomar.
What is my goal on this blog? To let others know that there are those among the brethren who need encouragement in their striving against their primary sexual attractions.