For the last year, our website has been in a state of transition (whether knownst or unbeknownst to you). We’re still tinkering with various pages and features, but the bulk of our third redesign in five years just happened with a brand new header, logo, and color scheme!
A huge shout-out to Wesley Ayers for his hard work in designing our new look. Consider supporting him on Patreon as he pursues more of his artistic, storytelling passions!
As to the brand new header, here’s what it all means:
It’s pencil-drawn. Our story is one fraught with mistakes and course-correcting. Praise God no misstep is permanent; redemption and new life are here, written in our midst.
Our roots, our foundation, our everything is anchored in Jesus. Christ is the trunk from where our stories stem and our community grows outward.
Many of them rub against or even around the others. We’re alike. We’re very different. We’re all in this journey together.
They’re storybook pages. We’re adding to our collective and individual stories daily, with many more branches yet to bud and be written. We’re grateful for the highs and lows of our past, and we’re expectant and excited for what the future holds.
Have we mentioned lately that even a sparrow finds a home? Whether you’ve found yourself flying with a flock or totally solo, you have a home here with us. We’ve had community members with us from the start; we’ve had others leave the fold for a time and then return. We’ve heard from gay/SSA folks all around the world, and we’ve shared our community with straight friends and ministry leaders alike.
Nestle in our midst for a while or maybe fly out and spread the word, boldly sharing your story in the process. Always know that you have a refuge here with us.
You are not alone. Even the sparrow finds a home.
Whether you’re new to these parts or have been around since we were saplings, thanks for participating in this journey! Here’s to the future being written before our eyes . . .
As an artist I love it too Tom! Works so well symbolically and visually.
Love the new logo and all the meaning behind all the things! I love this community and how everyone encourages one another and spurs one another to love and good works!! Keep loving one another well!! ❤️❤️❤️
You’re awesome, Terri. Thanks for all the love over the years! Honored to have you as a fellow sparrow in our midst.
Love the new logo! So, much meaning behind it. When I first saw it my thought was, “Those trees are struggling”, and, yes so we are. If I could change anything about the logo itself, I would probably make the trunks and branches a little darker and not so almost “transparent”. The lightness of the “pencil” drawing, for me, connotes a certain weakness, but Christian SSA men are not weak. They are very strong men because they have had to do interminable battle with themselves and the enemy. I probably, too, would have put “thorns” on the branches to illustrate what seems to be what so many SSA men feel about this seemly “thorn in the flesh”. Good job on the logo!
I love it! I remember when y’all first started for some reason the color scheme, design, and name together only made me think of the movie “brother bear” lol. so I like this better. Plus I really like pencil drawings
Hahaha. Hopefully it’s more Brother Sparrow than Brother Bear now.
Do any critters live in the holes at the base of the trees?
Hmm. Haven’t knelt down and peeked inside.
This is awesome! I was super into the ship and the whole adventure & journey vibe, but this speaks to longing & hope.
Any chance this logo’s gonna morph & grow over time?