Monday, July 31, 2006

Is this blog for you?

This blog is for anyone who is currently musing, wrestling, struggling, climbing the walls or tearing out their hair trying to reconcile the issue of homosexuality with the Christian faith. For those of you who are not familiar with my website, I will be musing from the perspective of someone who is straight and takes a conservative position on the issue of homosexual sexual relations (namely, that the Bible teaches it is sin); yet also as someone who has come to a greater appreciation of the complexity of this issue and of how important it is to try to understand and sympathize with those who might disagree. An account of my journey toward that greater appreciation and understanding can be found here.

My plan is to stick to the subject at hand: Christianity, homosexuality and the Bible. So if you are more interested in reading personal news items such as when my baby took his first steps, or where I found that great bargain on my new toaster oven, then sorry. I don't plan to include too many of those types of items here, unless they are indirectly related to the main purpose of this blog.

Also, if you are one of those types that surf the blogosphere for the sole purpose of looking for people whom you can convince of The Only Right View on the Planet (namely, yours), then this blog is not for you either. Of course, you are welcome to visit here as often as you like--it's a free country and all that--but you ought to know that there are plenty of other bloggers out there who would be much more willing to argue, cross swords and co-hyperventilate with you. I don't know who they are exactly, since I don't read them, but I am told on good authority that they exist in abundance. Try a google search.


This blog is an extension of my website which I began on November 19, 2000. My goal in starting that site was to post quarterly articles recording my "Musings on Christianity, Homosexuality and the Bible." Everything was going well until the project was interrupted by controversy when people in my (then) denomination found out about the site's existence. Almost two years later, after we were forced to leave the denomination (October 2003), I spent another year documenting the controversy, which my husband posted on his website. By the time I was finally ready to start writing for again (2005), I became pregnant with our third child, whom we had in April 2006.

Needless to say, taking care of a newborn and homeschooling our two older kids won't leave me much time for working on the full-length articles I had planned for the Musings On website. About the best I can do now is set up this blog to help me record "More Musings on Christianity, Homosexuality and the Bible," as I write on the fly between lessons, feedings and diaper changes.