Those of you close to the Wheaton College community may have seen this logo today:
For my large readership in the ex-gay, struggling, and celibate communities (if any of you are still out there after two years, that is): please keep reading as I continue to post. You don't have to, but I hope you will. My time among you marked me forever and for good. Like my comrades at OneWheaton, I am consistently surprised by the diversity I see in paths for same-sex attracted Christians to take. But unlike many of my comrades, I don't believe that healing, heterosexual commitment, faithful celibate suffering, or even reparative therapy are bankrupt paths. My old friends who fall toward the traditional side of the gay Christian spectrum still outnumber my new ones who fall toward the progressive side. If I can't love all of you humbly and self-sacrificially, then all the self-acceptance in the world means nothing.We are joining the conversation at Wheaton to show students that they have the option to live without shame and self-hatred. And, not only are there a multitude of ways to do so (as evidenced by every one of us), they already have friends who love and support them and will walk with them on their unique journey.
One closing thought on this disjointed post: my time at Wheaton taught me how valuable a working theology and provisional truth claims can be. I don't know if I'll affirm same-sex unions forever. I sure as hell don't know if I've made the right choice. I do believe God speaks to us with a gentle but powerful convicting voice, and I pray He'll continue to equip me to hear it.