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I need to do this brave thing
August 20th, 2019
This past fall, I attended the funeral for the husband, Chris, of one of my friends and mentors, Kathy, who I was connected with through Young Life, a Christian ministry and youth development organiza...  Read More
by Brandon Roiger
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A Coming Out Reflection
August 12th, 2019
It has been exactly one year since I came out, and I want to share the narrative of two people in my life to express some of what I have learned in the last year.***A few months after coming out, as I...  Read More
by Brandon Roiger
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My church didn’t ask for permission. We declared it.
June 3rd, 2019
I came out to my church.Really.When I went through my process of coming out, I stood in front of my church during our time in the service when we share prayers of the people, asked everyone to close t...  Read More
by Brandon Roiger
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Why FFA Is Not Actually for Everybody
May 15th, 2019
This will likely be a controversial post for some. I share this criticism with honor, respect, deep humility and a yearning for equity. I was a state FFA officer and studied agricultural education; my...  Read More
by Brandon Roiger
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Going to the Table
May 4th, 2019
Rachel Held Evans changed everything for me.I could say that about a lot of people, events and situations, but Rachel truly changed something in me that was connected to something else that was connec...  Read More
by Brandon Roiger
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A Resurrection Reflection: There Is Still Something We Have to Do
April 21st, 2019
I am not sure where to go after Easter/Resurrection Sunday. There’s the crucifixion on Good Friday – what felt like the end for anyone who followed Jesus. There’s Holy Saturday – the in-between death ...  Read More
by Brandon Roiger
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