Science and Religion

When I was a teenager, it was popular for Christians to put a fish symbol on their cars as a marker of their faith. Sometimes, the fish contained the Greek word ΙΧΘΥΣ (“fish,” also an acrostic for “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior”). In response, someone created a similar car magnet showing a fish withContinue reading “Science and Religion”

Queer Pandemic Time

As I write this, in mid-March 2021, most of us have been living under some form of lockdown for a year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. These stay-at-home orders have changed the way I move through life, including how I perceive time. I began saying “time is a farce” any time I looked atContinue reading “Queer Pandemic Time”

Introduction to the Desert Trancestors

Previously on this blog, I’ve alluded to the presence of non-conforming, possibly queer, figures, in Christian scriptures and history. This week, we’ll look more closely at two stories of gender-non-conforming monks from the early church. In this post, I’ll tell the stories of Marinos and Hilarion; in my next post, I’ll examine how their livesContinue reading “Introduction to the Desert Trancestors”

The Power of Transgression

In many stories which seem to assume or advocate gender binaries and heterosexuality, transgression of those norms is often hiding just below the surface. Is this because queer folks existed in the society, and no matter how hard an author might try, he (male pronoun used intentionally here) could not quite make them go away?Continue reading “The Power of Transgression”


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