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Engaging The Culture

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It's been just over a year since I posted my initial blog post regarding  my struggles with same-sex attraction . If you've been following along, you probably will have noticed the seemingly endless comment threads as world-views collide and opinions are raised and challenged. If you asked me a couple years ago if I would ever engage the culture in such a way, I would've answered you with a firm NO. I'm a people pleaser; and though it may not be perceived that way online, I am. Do you really think that I want to be causing conflict? Do you think I really enjoy offending people and being accused of "damaging mental health" or "oppression"? "So why then do you engage the culture?" As christians, we are commanded by God to share the gospel message of Jesus Christ - that is that all have sinned before a Holy God and are deserving of hellfire for it. But by God's grace and mercy, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to die and pay the penalty

Love is Love

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"Love is love is love." Heralded across every social media platform, written across signs and brought up in conversation; this statement has become a motto of the sexual revolution and a slogan for the LGBTQ+ community. The phrase is presented in a beautiful and simple way; you're allowed to love whoever you love, why should it matter? Love is love is love right? As I've struggled with same sex attraction, this phrase is often appealing and easy to believe. The claim seeks to promote equality, that are all to be included, that all are equal and that all are the same, the homosexual, the bisexual, the transgender, the heterosexual... But is this true equality what we want? The use of this statement seeks to equate people of all sorts of sexual orientations/attractions and in doing so is normalizing sexual perversion and sin. To follow and be consistent with this logic means that one should also be willing to call, uphold and value those who have sexual attractio

A Work in Progress

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Since the Olympics, I have been on a figure skating high. I remember planning my days during that two week period, making sure I had showered, eaten dinner, even brushed my teeth before I would sit down and watch the 4-5 hour live stream from 7pm-12am. Not only that, but since then I have gone to see Stars on Ice Canada in Hamilton on May 5th and even impulsively booked second row seats for Stars on Ice USA in Detroit, Michigan the weekend before. Coming up, i'll be watching the Autumn Classic Figure Skating Competition in Oakville in a couple weekends, and I have tickets to Scott and Tessa's co-produced Thank You Canada Tour at the end of October. I can't wait! I'm just mesmerized with how they fly and glide across the ice so effortlessly. "I can do that", I remember thinking to myself. And so with my helmet on and my skates tied, I was ready for my first figure skating lesson tonight.  Mind you that the only skating experience I have had was on hoc