Saturday, August 28, 2010

Being a Christian Dealing with Same-Sex Attraction


Ron and I at the Broadway Blessing in 2008

My friend, Ron, who led me to the Lord, recently shared his story about walking with God through same-sex attraction as part of a sermon series on hot topics like homosexuality at his church in New Jersey.

Titled FAQ, the excellent sermon series given by Pastor Tim Lucas focuses on what God thinks about homosexuality, alcohol, tattoos, the role of women, why good people suffer and the like. To hear the sermons, visit http://www.liquidchurch.com/. Ron's talk is part of the second sermon in the series.

If you're interested in reading Ron's book about his experiences in the church and caring for his lover who died of AIDS, "Reflections of an American Idiot" is available here: http://www.amazon.com/reflections-American-Idiot-R-F-Koustas/dp/1600343821/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1283027196&sr=8-1
-- Lauren Yarger

1 comment:

Julie L. said...

Hi Lauren. I'm so grateful that you put the link up for the Liquid Church FAQ series. My family has many dear friends in the LA theatre community who are gay, and Pastor Tim has given some extremely valuable insight to us in how to understand and talk with them. Ron's contribution to the second message was such a blessing.

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Lauren Yarger, Bio

Lauren Yarger has written, directed and produced numerous shows and special events for both secular and Christian audiences. She co-wrote a Christian musical version of “A Christmas Carol” which played to sold-out audiences of over 3,000 in Vermont and was awarded the 2000 Vermont Bessie (theater and film awards) for “People’s Choice for Theatre.” She also has written two other dinner theaters, sketches for church services and devotions for Christian artists.

Yarger trained for three years in the Broadway League’s Producer Development Program, completed the Commercial Theater Institute's Producing Three-Day Training and produced a one-woman musical about Mary Magdalene that toured nationally and closed with an off-Broadway run.

In 2008 she was a Fellow at the National Critics Institute at the O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. She writes reviews of Broadway and off-Broadway theater with a Christian perspective for Reflections in the Light (http://reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com/) and is editor of The Connecticut Arts Connection. She also is a contributing editor for BroadwayWorld.com

She also reviews books for Publisher's Weekly and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She formerly was Connecticut theater editor for CurtainUp, a national theater web site bsed in New York and a reviewer for American Theater Web.

She also served as Executive Director of Masterwork Productions, Inc. and worked in arts management for the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

She is a freelance writer and member of the Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle, The American Theater Critics Association, The League of Professional Theatre Women and The CT Critics Circle.

A former newspaper editor and graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Yarger lives with her husband in West Granby, CT and has two adult children.

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