#45 - Celibate, Yet Side A: Tim Otto on Christian Unity and Gay Marriage

Tim Otto is a man of intentional commitments: he lives in intentional Christian community; he pastors a church in San Francisco; he’s also gay and celibate, while still affirming gay marriage (Side A). Tim talked with co-host...

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May 15, 2024

#45 - Celibate, Yet Side A: Tim Otto on Christian Unity and Gay Marriage

Tim Otto is a man of intentional commitments: he lives in intentional Christian community; he pastors a church in San Francisco; he’s also gay and celibate, while still affirming gay marriage (Side A). Tim talked with co-hos…
April 24, 2024

#44 - On Finding and Bringing Hope, with Nate Collins from Revoice

Nate Collins has been part of the Christian conversation around faith and sexuality for decades. He founded Revoice, a conference and ministry for queer/same-sex-attracted Christians, and he’s written two books on the topic.…
April 3, 2024

#43 - Common Life, Common Good: Jake Meador

How do we build communities of collaboration and care? Are our communities in the West in crisis? What are the “common objects of love” that we share, and how do we—average Christians who care—seek those out and build on the…
March 13, 2024

#42 - Our Food Is Your Food: An Ode to Common Pantry, with Hannah Hiler

Let’s talk about common pantry, ya’ll. Today we’re taking on the nitty gritty details of sharing food with people, usually those you live with. Why on earth does this even need to be talked about? Well, those of you in a “tr…
Feb. 21, 2024

#41 - Unexpected Shifts: Josh’s Story of Prayer, Healing, and Attraction

David’s friend Josh had a pretty radical experience of “healing”… Supernatural healing is always a complex topic, and with sexual attraction this continues to prove true. Does orientation change? Should we pray for it to cha…
Jan. 31, 2024

#40 - 3 Friends’ Journeys | Advocating for Christian LGBTQ Conversations

Schelli Cronk, Becky Hestness, and Kim Klayum work together at Transform MN, equipping Christian leaders across Minnesota to engage complex issues from a biblical perspective. They are also good friends who have personally a…

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