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Our mission is to build a bridge between the LGBTQIA+ community and people of faith. We strive to help people in the gay community reconnect with their faith and to be more tolerant and respectful of those in the faith community. We want to promote tolerance. We don’t have to agree, but can we at least agree not to be disagreeable? In this clash between culture and religion, does either side have to win? Could we call a truce?
Each week, host Brian Peyton Joyner connects with people of faith and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Be the Bridge: Connecting the LGBTQIA+ Community and People of Faith Brian Peyton Joyner

    • Religion & Spirituality

Our mission is to build a bridge between the LGBTQIA+ community and people of faith. We strive to help people in the gay community reconnect with their faith and to be more tolerant and respectful of those in the faith community. We want to promote tolerance. We don’t have to agree, but can we at least agree not to be disagreeable? In this clash between culture and religion, does either side have to win? Could we call a truce?
Each week, host Brian Peyton Joyner connects with people of faith and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

    BEST OF BE THE BRIDGE: Nick Manchester

    BEST OF BE THE BRIDGE: Nick Manchester

    Nick Manchester is an intersex chimera who's transgender, non-binary, gay and asexual. Doctors forced his parents to decide to raise him as a girl, but he never felt comfortable in that assigned gender. After a couple of failed suicide attempts, Nick realized that he needed to live as a man. He's been banned from churches and called a "child of demons," but Nick has finally found a faith community who support him and love him and accept him.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Southern Baptist Preacher Scott McQueen Talks About His Son's First Date with a Boy

    Southern Baptist Preacher Scott McQueen Talks About His Son's First Date with a Boy

    For thirty-one years Scott McQueen was a Southern Baptist preacher. But on April 8, 2014, when his youngest son came out to him as gay, Scott's life and his spiritual journey changed forever.

    One of the most difficult moments was when their son asked Scott and his wife Jackie to drive him to a town a couple hours away to go on a date with a boy. At that time, Scott was not affirming. Find our why Scott made this difficult decision on this bonus podcast episode.

    • 7 min
    Daniel Helmeniak Explains the Biblical Terms Abomination and Unnatural

    Daniel Helmeniak Explains the Biblical Terms Abomination and Unnatural

    Homosexuality may be an "abomination" and "unnatural", but those terms don't mean what you think they do.

    On this episode, I talk with Professor Daniel Helmeniak talks about the Bible and Homosexuality. We talk about the Hebrew view of the word "abomination" and how it doesn't mean a sin. We look at why "unnatural" means atypical and can't mean sinful because God acted unnatural.  

    If you've ever wanted to better understand the "clobber verses," then this podcast is for you.

    • 23 min
    Susan Cottrell on Why You Can't Both Love the Sinner and Hate the Sin

    Susan Cottrell on Why You Can't Both Love the Sinner and Hate the Sin

    Susan Cottrell is a prominent voice for faith parents of LGBTQIA+ kids.  We chat about our least favorite expression: Love the sinner. Hate the sin.
    That message is equivalent to an insincere apology, and the only message received is HATE.
    We talk about alternatives for parents and also deep down what that expression really means.  "I love you, but I don't understand you."
    This is an episode for parents of LGBTQIA+ youth and also for anyone who wants to show true love to a gay family member or friend.

    • 15 min
    Why the Bible is NOT inerrant with Robert Cottrell

    Why the Bible is NOT inerrant with Robert Cottrell

    The Bible contains inconsistencies so why do some people claim the Bible is inerrant? I speak with Robert Cottrell about the flawed concept of "Biblical inerrancy." No one takes the Bible literally. Some people just cherry pick verses they want to believe, exclude the rest and call their individualized faith an "inerrant view of the Bible." We talk about the Bible is used as a sword to attack the LGBTQIA+ community and how the Bible can be used as a shield against such attacks. 

    • 21 min
    Mikah Meyer on Breaking a World Record and Changing Lives

    Mikah Meyer on Breaking a World Record and Changing Lives

    Mikah Meyer just finished visiting his 308th park on his world-record trip to be the youngest person to visit all 417 U.S. National Parks. As a kid, Mikah prayed to be ordinary (straight) but after he embraced his sexuality, he realized that he could become extraordinary. THE BIG SURPRISE - Christians around the country are supporting his mission.

    Please support Mikah in his efforts by helping fund his last big hurdle. Visiting all 23 parks in Alaska.

    www.mikahmeyer.com

    • 51 min

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