Students and Labels

Students and Labels

As a student pastor, there’s a continuum of things you experience if you’re in their (students’) lives long enough. From seeing them eat baby food out of a diaper, to watching them on a stage or field. Then, there are those rarer moments, sitting with them on the...
My Journey with Identity Labels

My Journey with Identity Labels

We have spent the past few articles talking about WGA and its place within conversations about sexuality and faith, in particular the use of identity labels and the like (see Scott and Mary’s recent blogs). I wanted to offer some of my musings and personal journey...
Who Am I?  A Journey of Labels Pt 2

Who Am I?  A Journey of Labels Pt 2

Definition of a Sexual Identity Label: “A socio-cultural label that helps people communicate to others something about their sexual preferences (e.g. “gay”, “straight”, “bi”). It may be based upon a person’s sense of his or her biological sex (as male or female),...
Labels—Should I Have One?  Which One? Pt 1

Labels—Should I Have One?  Which One? Pt 1

I “came out” of the closet in 1985 when I was 21 years old—well, more like exploded out. I imagine this news wasn’t too shocking to anyone, except I was verbalizing it officially for the first time. Prior to this pronouncement, my sexual identity had always been a big...
A Brief Look at a WGA Dilemma

A Brief Look at a WGA Dilemma

“So,  what side are you guys on, anyway?” The question illustrates a familiar dilemma for the WGA staff and leaders as we seek to live up to a commitment to 100% Grace; 100% Truth; No Compromise. Often it comes in the context of one or another ministry leader or...