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GRACE PROFILE | Exchanging Gay For God With Matthew Aaron Part 1 | GOF20

GRACE PROFILE | Exchanging Gay For God With Matthew Aaron Part 1 | GOF20

In this episode, I sit down with Matthew Aaron and discuss how he reconciled his gay life with his Christian faith. This episode is part one of a two-part series.

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This Episode’s Topic: Gay Life and Christian Faith

To better understand why this is one of life’s greatest challenges, Jonathan and Matthew talk about overlapping issues of  how family dysfunction, sexual abuse, pornography, bullying, and childhood traumas played a role in Matthew’s sexual identity. At the conclusion of this episode, Jonathan and Matthew end the discussion on the role of forgiveness as critical to living a life of higher purpose.

Matthew Aaron is the founding director of Big Fish Ministry and blogs regularly at MattieWalk.comUnicorns, Aliens and Bigfoot ~ My Post Gay Life. To learn about his ministry, please visit Matthew’s site.

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Theology On The Street

Augustine is one of the greatest theologians the church has ever produced. He lived in the fourth century and played a key role in the development of the doctrine of the Trinity. Central to Augustine’s theology was his idea of the Doctrine of Original Sin. To appreciate Augustine, I recommend you pick up a copy of his book, Confessions.

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How have childhood experiences shaped and informed the decisions you have made in your adult life?

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Jonathan G. Smith

The Rev'd Dr. Jonathan G. Smith is the Senior Minister of Redeemer Church in Orlando, Founder of Grace Nation, and owner of Higher Purpose Coaching. His passion is to see people transformed by the Gospel, the liberating power of Jesus Christ.

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