This blog started as a way for me to talk about my same-sex attractions, and how they influenced with my role as a husband, father, and pastor. I never dreamed it would become as popular as it has over the years, let alone publish a book from many ideas and beliefs formulated here. Since 2007, I have met thousands of people online and in person who have been helped by my story – God’s story and continuing work, and I am humbled by everything said in response.
After much prayer and counsel with friends and peers, I have decided to stop blogging here at Six:11 Ministries. The site will be kept online for those in need of support, however, no new content will be written.
Why the departure? Well, for one, I haven’t written on here since March 2015. Blogging has become hard for me to keep up with, unlike previous years. A growing church ministry has taken over much of my time. Additionally, my heart’s focus has changed. While I have a special place for gay individuals, their families, and each one’s relationship with Christ, my feelings about “separate ministry for gay people” has changed – see the post below this one, “Starting a Ministry for Gay People.”
As a pastor, I want to help all people grow in their relationship with Christ, regardless of sexuality, ethnic, gender, etc. This is the type of church I currently pastor now in Ohio. These are the types of churches I want to plant in the US and around the world, especially in places where the Gospel of Jesus has never been heard. This has become, over the last three years, my heart’s focus.
Though I will not be continuing to blog and “run” Six:ll Ministries, I will still make myself available to help answer questions, and help equip local churches how to be the Church Christ calls us to be to all people of sexual orientations, genders, races, and ethnicities. To get ahold of me directly, please see my contact info on the “About” page.