Hi, Visitor. My name is David Gill. I am a 37 year-old Christian male who is attracted to men. These are some of my reflections of life, theology, and other things.
I am a man who trusts in Christ alone for his salvation. I believe the good news has been given to God’s Church to announce through preaching of repentance and the forgiveness of sins in Christ. I am Reformed in my doctrine and I love the Scriptures.
So why the blog title? The word “gay” is a slang word for “homosexual.” A homosexual as “a person who is attracted solely or primarily to others of the same sex.” In this specific sense of the word, I am gay. Homosexual seemed entirely too long for a memorable blog title, especially when followed by the word “evangelical.” Additionally, the term “homosexual” has, at this time, a clinical and dehumanizing connotation and haven’t ever used the word to refer to myself.
I am repeatedly dismayed by many in the Church who think gays are all either unrepentant or just “out there” as an “un-reached people group.” They are within the Church. We are in churches, everywhere, every Sunday morning. If you don’t know any…just wait. Or look around.
What is my message? My primary attractions are towards members of the same sex and my obedience to God’s commands stem from fruit keeping in step with repentance (Luke 3:8). I do not use my sexual attractions to excuse or hide any of my sin. Instead, I address any sins with repentance before God and before those with whom I struggle in my sanctification.
In short, I’m a Christian. And I’m gay.
I am a member of a local church. I have periodically served with my gifts of worship leading, choir direction, music composition and arranging. I completed a Masters of Divinity at Covenant Theological Seminary in 2015. I aim to minister via music, preaching, and teaching in a full-time position. Until then, I manage an arts venue in St. Louis and I’m the music director for the annual Revoice Conference.
I am also a huge fan of silent film and have even produced a musical score consisting of 1920s film music to accompany the 1922 feature film The Pride of Palomar.
What is my goal on this blog? To let others know that there are those among the brethren who need support and encouragement as they try to find a place in the Church as sexual minorities. If you leave a comment, please include a valid email address. Drive-by comments which I perceive are designed to inflame are not welcomed here.