Anonymous said: What denomination are you affiliated with??
I’m a proud Episcopalian organist and choirmaster, currently discerning ordination. I’ve worked as a musician for so many different kinds of churches, but I immediately felt most welcome and celebrated when I walked through the red doors (a tradition in our church). Ours is a church that values questioning as much as certainty and celebrates rather than merely tolerating those who are different. We are both Catholic and Protestant. We are Eucharistic, centering ourselves not around the pulpit, but around the holy and sacred meal — the Body and Blood of Christ. We’re not perfect, but our unique way of approaching faith helps us achieve unity even though we are so diverse. Whoever you are and wherever you are along life’s journey, The Episcopal Church welcomes you. (—Enrique)
Also check out our full communion partners, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Moravian Church Northern Province
Things have been a little quiet because I have been going through some changes and milestones. First, my mom passed away 2 years ago this week. I still cope with the reality of not having her around.
Also, I have been appointed Organist at another Episcopal Church in the area. This helps fill the budget for my aspirations of farming and homesteading, though there is a long way to go.
As always, you can send your questions to be answered. I’ll try to get things back to normal soon.
Anonymous said: Hey there! I just wanted to say I really like what y'all have done to the page. My name is Andrew and I helped get this page going with my friend Ian and it was my life for a long time. I am happy to see that other passionate individuals are running it now. Cheers
Thanks so much. We have to keep spreading the word: God’s love is all-inclusive. We are loved just as we are.
Anonymous said: I'm not really sure if you are or planning to get married but I wanted to know if you are going to (or didn't) wait until marriage to have sex?? I'm just sort of wanted to know from a lgbtq perspective. Thanks a lot!
I’m common law married. I’m comfortable saying that my first and only sexual partner is the man who is now my husband. Once things became more serious, we felt ok taking that next step. That was before any permanent commitment was made but after establishing a bond.
Do I believe you have to wait until marriage to have sex? No. But I do believe your partner should be someone you trust and someone toward whom there is mutual respect. Because the real thing to be worried about is being vulnerable to someone who doesn’t respect the sacredness of your body. Therefore, I tend to discourage ‘casual sex’ but I’m nobody’s judge either.
Protect your heart. Only allow someone who is worthy to share in that experience. And of course, ALWAYS practice safe, consensual intimacy.
PS Unless you’re a bottle of olive oil, your virginity or lack thereof says nothing about your character.