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Zack speaks with us about coming out and his understanding of masculinity early on in life, while also developing his understanding of the Bible as a student of theology. After finding a spiritual home in the Church of Christ, Zack aims to help others who struggle to reconcile faith with sexuality. A musician at heart, he also shares with us about how he expresses himself on this journey of self-discovery.
A Note for Children and Parents of Children: We discuss some adult situations in this episode, which you can skip by jumping ahead to minute 8:15.
In our conversation, Zack mentioned these authors and poets:
- God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines (@VinesMatthew)
- "Against Dying"and "What Seems Like Joy"by Iranian-American poet, Kaveh Akbar (@kavehakbar)
- "How to Say"by Safia Elhillo (@mafiasafia) who gave us this quote during the show: "How dare I love a word without knowing it in Arabic."
And be sure to follow Zack @zackleston on Instagram.
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