God created human beings in his image and commanded them to fill the earth, subdue it, and rule, thereby creating culture (Genesis 1:26-29). At the end of time, diverse worshippers from around the globe and throughout time will bring “the honor and glory of the nations”, and their cultures, into the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:24-27). In the meantime, followers of Christ are faced with the task of approaching every human culture with wisdom and hope, discerning what is to be rejected, redeemed, or received with joy (Acts 17:16-34). When we consider queer culture through this biblical lens, what “honor and glory” do we see? How might God, through the beauty already present in queer culture and the faithful witness of his people, enrich the Church and bring more people to Himself?
Grant graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Religious Studies and a desire to see the gospel message understood, delighted in, and proclaimed to the world in the lives of faithful Christian sexual and gender minorities. He is passionate about building bridges between Christian and LGBTQ+ communities outside the Church through creative, constructive dialogue and culture making and re-making. Grant will be pursuing a Master of Arts in Theology at Covenant Seminary, starting this fall.