Stories & Resources

How A Same-Sex Attracted Christian Brings Glory to GOD



[The following is an article inspired by one of the keynote speakers at the Revoice Conference I recently attended that I thought was a powerful presentation. Dr. Johanna Finegan, PHD, got involved in a dialogue project on faith and sexuality in 1997 as a gay atheist sophomore at Princeton University. There she met people who introduced her to what a vibrant evangelical faith in Jesus Christ could look like and became a Christian herself in 1998. She lived as a same-sex attracted celibate Christian until meeting her husband Tim in 2004. She & Tim live in southwestern Ohio with their two daughters. I am not attributing all of the following to her but wanted to acknowledge the inspiration of them.]

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The Importance of "Coming Out" (Part 2)



[This article is written for individuals who are same-sex attracted and for their loved ones who want to learn more about how they can be supportive. Part 1 was directed more toward the Church. It would helpful to read that article before you read this one]

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The Importance of "Coming Out" (Part 1)



The phrase “Coming Out” doesn’t need an explanation. Our culture has become so overly saturated with gay issues we all know what that means. But what do we do with authentic followers of JESUS who also happen to have same-sex attraction as a part of their reality?

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A Testimony of Prayer and of God's Grace



Happy belated 21st birthday to me! Through the power of prayer and the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I was reborn into the kingdom of God in 1996. “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God” (1 Peter 1:23 NIV). In January of that year, my former partner died of HIV/AIDS. That occurrence was a milestone in my life. It jolted me into a time to reflect on my life and realize that I was truly sick and tired of the homosexual lifestyle. 

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Where is Joy?



Trusting that God really is good and has my good in mind is tough when I think through a past devastated by a broken marriage and a year of deep depression and a future that may include divorce, single parenting, and financial difficulty. Oh, I know God CAN bring a change to my circumstances, but in those moments I am really doubtful that God WOULD do that or even WANTS to do that. He seems unloving and even selfish.

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A Glimpse in the Life of a Gay Man



I must confess that I sometimes wonder if much of the Church even really cares. I see our participants as some of the great heroes of our time because they are choosing to follow JESUS rather than the longings of their flesh even in the face of much suffering. And yet many Christians rarely even think about what our participants face every day. Let me share a little of what many of us experience regularly.

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A Story of Failure, Confession, and Repentance



From the very first time I heard Jeremy Camp’s song Slow Fade, I knew it was one hundred percent true. At the same time, in the back of my mind, deep down, I also thought, “That will never happen to me; I am too aware, too present.” As cliché as it sounds, I couldn’t have been more wrong. The song’s chorus goes like this:

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Foundational Truth of Sight Ministry: The Exchanged Life



Each of us were born dead and we inherited this condition from Adam.  We call this the “sin nature” . . . “being in Adam” and it is a result of the Fall . . . Original Sin (Genesis 3).  As a result all humanity was separated from GOD and cut off from His acceptance.  And as a result of the Fall every person is in need of redemption . . . salvation . . . being restored to a relationship with GOD as He intended from the very beginning of time.

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