Queer. Presbyterian. Devilishly handsome. Student. Church nerd. Seminarian. I’ve been called many things, but you can call me Flanny.
I’m a big fan of getting lost. In my spare time, I enjoy holding signs that say “Free Hugs.” I’m not afraid to tackle the big questions of life: Is butter a carb? Who let the dogs out? How does one reconcile the presence of an omnipotent, all-powerful, benevolent God with the presence of evil in the world?
I’m currently pursing a Master of Divinity degree at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, TN. I grew up in the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination, but, finding little opportunity for leadership as a very out gay man, I have since found a home in the Prebsyterian Church, USA. In 2016, I graduated from Westminster College in Fulton with a degree in history and sociology. In the time between undergrad and Divinity School, I spent a service year as Presbyterian Young Adult Volunteer in the Philippines.
This blog is an outlet for sermons, stories, and pictures from my journey wandering the world blurring the line between the sacred and the sexual.
I firmly believe that I am called for such a time as this–whatever that may look like. I’m Flanny, and this is my attempt to share a bit of my story.