Many SSA/LGBT+ people struggle to find inclusion in the church — a safe place at least, and a nurturing place at best. This episode, we bring a very special guest onto the show. His name is Matt, who among other claims to fame (which we waste little time diving into), also pastors at Ryan’s church and oversees Ryan’s ministry to non-straight people, Intersect. We dive into their ministry relationship and overarching friendship, also discussing with Dean issues of sexuality, singleness, safety, and nurture of sexual minorities in the church.
And we also laugh a lot about Matt’s #WeirdJesus voice. It’s a big episode. You can listen to plenty of bonus content and bloopers from this episode on the upcoming episode of our second (secret) podcast, The YOBaLOGUE!
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