The new Young Life document

In every conversation I’ve had with Young Life staff and leadership since “Do Better Young Life” began nearly a year ago, the one attainable ask we all felt we could get from the ministry was public clarity. Perhaps one day that will come. In my view it is harmful for youth to be asked to … Continue reading The new Young Life document

Young Life & Binary Safety Policies

Ministries like Young Life need to understand that gay and non-binary people actually exist. They are real people, humans, they have feelings. We live in a non-binary world despite the specifics of the Genesis poem. Sure there’s night and day but there’s also dusk and dawn. There’s land and sea, there’s also swamps and marshes. … Continue reading Young Life & Binary Safety Policies

An Invitation to Young Life & The Bible Churches that raised me:

An invitation to my Christian siblings from many and far traditions. But especially the ones that raised me. Namely Young Life and Bible Churches: The other day I saw Young Life and communities I once belonged to participate in a solidarity "blackout" with the black community of this nation. In one Young Life post it … Continue reading An Invitation to Young Life & The Bible Churches that raised me:

If social harmony means submitting to lies and racism, then it is not peace but oppression.

There is a strong mentality out there that we must behave towards the lies and aggressions of this Presidency and this movement manifested by Trump. That it’s important that business as usual be maintained. But I really want to ask, what does that benefit? And who does that benefit? Democrats seem to think their respect … Continue reading If social harmony means submitting to lies and racism, then it is not peace but oppression.