|Jesus in Love serves gay, lesbian, bi and trans (glbt) people who have spiritual interests, and our allies. We promote queer spirituality and the arts, with an emphasis on books and images. We believe that God loves all people, including sexual minorities. We believe that the creative process is sacred. We hope that the new visions, especially the gay Jesus and queer saints, will free people to experience the divine in new ways and lead to a more just world.||
Holiday time is here. Let's put it all in perspective by looking at history's gay couples, mystical same-sex marriage and more.
|Artist paints history's gay couples:|
Interview with Ryan Grant Long
Historical men who loved men, including some gay saints, are painted by artist Ryan Grant Long in his new "Fairy Tales" series.
Spanning more than 4,000 years, the series features 4th-century Christian martyrs Sergius and Bacchus, Biblical figures David and Jonathan, and a diverse mix of 10 other male couples. Long created "Fairy Tales" in a calendar format for his master's thesis at the University of Wisconsin. More info and interview
(Credit: "Saints Sergius and Bacchus" by Ryan Grant Long
|Mystical same-sex marriage with Jesus|
Newly beatified Bernardo Francisco de Hoyos is a 17th-century Spanish priest who wrote vividly of his mystical gay marriage to Jesus. Bernardo (1711-1735) was 18 when he had a vision of marrying Jesus, with all the symbols of a human wedding. More info
(Credit: "The Mystical Marriage of Blessed Fr. Bernardo de Hoyos y Sena, SJ" by William Hart McNichols
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! Images will be posted in December at the Jesus in Love Blog. Let's reimagine the Holy Family in liberating new ways -- because, after all, love makes a family. More info
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|New LGBT religion scholarship revealed |
A rare glimpse of the newest LGBT religion scholarship is offered in our guide to the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature. More info
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: Gay Identity and the Transformation of Human Consciousness,
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Lover of Jesus, Beloved of God
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