Wow, okay. I need to be better at keeping this whole blog thing updated. It’s been another month and then some since the last time I wrote anything…oops. BUT, spring break is coming up next week, so hopefully the whole writing deal will happen a little more frequently then!
Anyway, the purpose of this post is just to give a quick life update! I’ve run across several people this past week who I’ve been meaning to connect with that mentioned to me that they’ve really only been able to keep up on things through Facebook, which is terrible, and sometimes confusing because I never ever post statuses. So that’s where this post is going! Continue reading “post-Bethel: the beautiful unknown”
Update: The original Clarion Medium page has since been archived, and a new link to the full, but slightly edited article has been added to this post to replace it.
So, I feel like I’ve already talked quite a bit about how positive my experience has been at Bethel, since my coming out and everything, but I think that this piece just reflects how much more open the campus has become recently.
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by The Clarion, which is Bethel’s official newspaper. They were working on a story on what it means to identity as LGBT at a relatively conservative Christian university. So over the past few weeks I’ve been in contact with them, answering questions, being interviewed, and other things so that they could finish their piece, a piece that I think is really important, especially considering the environment and circumstances.
The story came out (ha) today, and the response has been largely positive. If you want to read about how a small Christian university in Minnesota is just beginning to start a dialogue on how LGBT issues interact with faith and Christianity, you should read this article.
read part one here:
Ohmyword. It’s been such a long time since I published the first part of this post series that I almost forgot about it. That wouldn’t be good. School and life just really got ahead of me for a bit (which tends to happen rather frequently). But I’m back with the second part of my story out of…(let’s be honest, I don’t know how long this series is going to be haha). So, check out the link up top there if you need a refresher on part one of my story or if you haven’t read it yet, since I’m going to be picking up right where I left off 🙂
So my story picks up with me sitting in youth group, listening to this testimony and trying to come to terms with the fact that I’m gay…in a church youth basement, sounds pretty picturesque, doesn’t it? Yeah, no, it really wasn’t at all. I didn’t know what to think, or what I was supposed to think. So I didn’t. I didn’t think about it, at least for the next couple hours. Continue reading “my story: part two”
This post is going to be started by promising, once again, that I will definitely get to answering any of the questions that people have sent me, because I really want to. However, I think that before I do that, it would be beneficial to everyone reading if I told my story of how I came to this place, because it definitely has not been easy. I want to make that abundantly clear. But I also think that it will add another layer of understanding of where I’m coming from and why I decided to start writing about this. Continue reading “my story: part one”