Friday, August 10, 2012

My Courage Conference Talk

Some people wanted to know if my Courage conference talk would be available for those who did not attend. It's now on-line here:


  1. Daniel Mattson (Midwest Courage Guy)August 11, 2012 at 3:18 AM

    Great! It was terrific to hear you speak at the Conference, and to meet you and chat a bit with you. I bought the CD, but the video is so much better.

    God bless you!

  2. This was great. Thank you for posting it.

    I am still hoping you'll finish the 12 post series, though. You left a cliff hanger about what it means for your kids for you to self-identify as queer, and I'm curious to read your thoughts.


  3. PHENOMENAL stuff! I resonated with the third and fourth narratives, but mostly, you have performatively enacted a truth I am trying to fumblingly explain to people: that there are different narratives with different values for different people, and we should be fostering a broad roof under which these different narratives can be turned Christwards, rather than demanding that there is One True Narrative for all people and all times. Thank you!

  4. Thank you Melinda for your timely talk. Lately I've felt so downtrodden as an older female with SSA who has made a conscious decision to remain celibate despite the many friends I once had who have opted to find life partners. No doubt this has at times unnerved my resolve and called into question if I've made the right decision. Thank you for the wonderful reminder that we each have a distinct calling and uniqueness to how our creator made us. I feel a new hope and purpose after listening to your talk. God Bless

  5. Melinda,
    I enjoyed watching your talk. Wonderfully sharp and fresh in its content. I am curious how the Courage conference folk took it. My impression is that Courage would consider this outside its comfort zone. Did you get any flak at all? You should post this over at DSA too if you haven't already (I don't recall seeing it there).


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