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Blog Dec, 02, 2016
Divine Doubt; Hope Abundant

“They tried to bury us; they didn’t know we were seeds” —Mexican Proverb

Advent is that particular liturgical season in the Church when there is a focus on the coming of God, incarnate. For many LGBTQIA folks, the Church is not the place where they come for hope or participate in the anticipation of God becoming human.

Blog Dec, 01, 2016
Queering Mary Magdalene

Many of the revolutionary women in my Holy Women Icons Project identify as queer in some way. Many are emboldening straight allies. And there are many whose sexuality we know nothing about.

Blog Oct, 05, 2016
Painting Perpetua & Felicity: Patron Saints Of Same-Sex Couples

In the current political climate, many claim that LGBTQ folks have achieved full equality since same-sex marriage was dubbed legal in 2015.

Blog Sep, 14, 2016
Painting Mary Daly: Lesbian Feminist Pioneer

You don’t have to be perfect to be a saint. The saints who comprise my Holy Women Icons are far from perfect, but each one has made a difference in the lives of countless queer women.

Blog Aug, 24, 2016
Queering The Song Of Songs: Painting The Shulamite

Return, return, the Shulamite.
Return, return, and let us gaze on you.
How will you gaze on Shulamite in the dance of the two camps?
How beautiful are your sandaled feet, O prince’s daughter.
The curves of your (quivering) thighs are like jewels crafted by artist hands.

Blog Aug, 12, 2016
Queering Iconography: Painting Pauli Murray

“If you can’t see it, you can’t be it.” 

LGBTQ persons of faith know well the importance of seeing reflections of ourselves in the pulpit, pew, and podium. There is life-changing power in seeing a person who looks and loves like you affirmed, ordained, degreed. Because not all persons of faith are straight, white, cisgender men. 

Blog Mar, 23, 2016
Gay Christian Facebook Ads Rejected & Resurrected

Image Detail: “Jesus Goes to His Execution” by Doug Blanchard

When Facebook repeatedly rejected ads for an LGBTQ book on the Passion of Christ recently, it revealed how religious dialogue can be limited in the social-media age.  

Blog Jun, 03, 2015
Influenced By Catholic Upbringing, Artist’s “Queer Icons” Offer Windows To God

For many Christians, icons are windows to God. They make the Ultimate accessible through divinely-inspired human artistry. Worldly subjects–almost exclusively holy people and their environments–draw readers outward and upward, beyond what is present, towards what is Holy.

Blog Nov, 03, 2014
Gay Passion Of Christ Revealed In New Art Book

Image Detail: “Jesus Goes to His Execution” by Doug Blanchard

My long journey with the queer Christ reached a milestone this month with publication of my new book The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision