Jesus is a Hafu

I am a hafu (“haw-foo”). It’s a colloquial term used in Japan (it’s how they pronounce “half”) for someone who is mixed race with one parent being Japanese and the other from anywhere else in the world. My mother is Japanese and my father was Scotch-Irish American.  Ten years after WWII ended, my father accepted […]

WEBINAR: Owning My Gay Christian Story with Stacey Chomiak

For 13 years, Stacey Chomiak, fought against her body, her heart and her innate desires. She didn’t believe she could be good, because her evangelical faith taught her the desires of her heart were evil. Then her beliefs began to shift. “I had to finally admit that I couldn’t pray my gay away any more […]

LGBTQ2S+ Resources for People of Faith

SheLoves is proud to stand with our LGBTQ2S+ community. We hope these resources offer light along our paths of Love. This list was curated by Stacey Chomiak, author of Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-of-Age Story.    WEBSITES: Q Christian Fellowship Unchangedmovement.com The Reformation Project – Generous Space Ministries (Canada) BelovedArise.org FaithfullyLGBT.com Queergrace.com insideoutfaith.org   […]

Tis’ the Season: Cultural Identity & Justice During the Holidays

What does it mean to celebrate the birth of Jesus in ways that are authentic and meaningful to who you are as a cultural being? How can you celebrate Christmas in ways that are whole, beautiful and just? Some of us may have never reflected on these questions before. Others have been living at the […]

What Is Christmas?

Since her loss of power Since the first birth pains Since the glory left human bodies naked Since the birth of gender wars Brother against brother Since the suffering of all creation because of human rebellion Since the silenced rape of Tamar Out of the darkest times When babies were not spared from the sword […]