Withstanding the naysayers

Posted on July 27, 2011


I’m reading an encouraging book on spiritual self-defense for GLBT Christians. I think it’s the type of philosophy that could probably apply in different religions as well, and to other minorities within the Christian faith. “Bulletproof Faith: a spiritual survival guide for gay and lesbian Christians,” encourages us to not return fire with fire, (substitute hate, anger, bitter words). As a Mennonite this has already been a practice in my life, and I’m really encouraged by the way Candace Chellew-Hodge describes her use of it.

Chellew-Hodge, a UCC reverend, also started an online publication, Whosoever, which includes blogs on faith matters, and more tools for this spiritual self-defense.

Some of the website’s materials include: biblical interpretations that are gay-friendly, devotionals, teleseminars, local networking, podcasts and other audios, as well as links to Chellew-Hodge’s articles for the ReligionDispatches.org.

I recommend the blogs, which are insightful, well-written articles. I haven’t yet listened to the podcasts or audio sections, but perhaps will post about them in the future.

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