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Hey, I’m Matt Jones, and I’ll try not to bore you to death. General range of topics include theology, literature, sexuality, cultural observation, social justice, and how they all interact with each other.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajoyfulstammer

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…or email me funny dog pictures at matthewfranklinjones (at) gmail (dot) com

“Though our lips can only stammer, yet we chant the high things of God.” Gregory the Great

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  1. Hey Matt, it was an encouragement to find you here. I’d love to talk about pursuing that full & dynamic celibate life you’re talking about :)
    -from a gay sister, english teacher, worshipper, music-maker, and hobbit at heart.

  2. Hi Matt. I have been reading some of your writings, and they are very good however I have not read all. Well in one of your writings you talked about your experience in the orphanage but I could not see your position about homosexuality. I don’t know how I found your blog but I like read sometimes blog from strangers. I am a christian and youth minister. I respect your position, only I want to know because was not clear to understand your position. Whatever be your opinion I want to continue reading your blog. God bless you Matt.

  3. Hi matt,

    I think you are starting an interesting and much-needed dialogue here. You have mentioned that the church needs to discuss what to do with the LGBT communities within the church itself, and I share this conviction.

    I’d be interested to know a bit more about where you stand theologically. So far I have mostly been confused about what you believe and what you are standing for. How does the Bible fit into your world view? I’d love to hear more about the source of your passions and convictions.

    I pray that your endeavors here will lead you and your readers to a full understanding and experience of the love of God.

  4. Matt, I’m in the same situation as you, but I have been married to ONE woman for 28 years with considerable success, and my “orientation” was not reprogrammed. I think that this was a better option than lifetime celibacy.

  5. Matt
    I want to thank you so much for sharing your life and story. I am a gay man and freshman in college, and I have never met or heard the story of another celibate gay Christian. That was a very lonely feeling for me. I have struggled for a very long time with my sexuality, and simply knowing someone else is going through this and hearing the story of someone so very devoted to Christ is such a blessing that I simply cannot convey how much it means to me. I am curious about what you mean by ‘dynamic celibacy’.
    On a different note, I also do work in Guatemala, and I want to go into humanitarian work full-time after college, and I would love to hear more about your experiences. Please do not feel obligated to respond to this, hearing your story has been more than enough!
    The peace of Christ be with you,
    Andrew

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