By Stephen L. Flowers
This is the first of two essays that actually began as separate testimonial self-reflections I’ve had over the past year or so. I came to realize that each represents a season of challenge (at times knowingly and other times unknowingly) that covered many years before experiencing some moments of clarity. There is also a third season of challenge for me that was previously documented online– the story of how I came to affirm LGBTQ Christians. You can listen to it on Ivy Lamb’s podcast (also available on Apple Podcasts) or read the full story here.