Why I Stay

Greg Coles on Being Single, Gay, & Christian

Episode Summary

Dr. Gregory Coles describes himself as a single, gay, Christian. He has been working to help others find acceptance and community in the Church precisely because it has been so difficult for him. His story is full of setbacks and hope and will surely bring a smile to your face.

Episode Notes

Greg Coles is an author, speaker, and worship leader. His latest book is called "No Longer Strangers: Finding Belonging in a World of Alienation."

Check out Greg's website for more of his books and speaking schedule.

Greg grew up in the Philippines as the youngest son of missionaries. Whenever his youth group talked about sex and purity, Greg didn't understand why everyone seemed to struggle with lust when it was so easy for him. Then he realized he had it easy because he was not attracted to girls. He was gay.

Greg's experiences in evangelical church have been less severe than other people he knows, but his story is still full of trauma and heart break. Despite so many people judging Greg and being cruel once they discovered his sexuality, he still serves in his local church and helps others find their community within its walls.

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