GCN Radio

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New Season 2013-2014

 
December 19, 2013

Unconditional Parents. Jennifer and Gordie Krogh run a Side B ministry for parents whose children have come out to them. This week, hear their advice for both LGBT children and their parents, and learn why they believe unconditional love is so important.

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December 5, 2013

A Progressive Christian Approach. In this interview from the final days of her work at the Institute for Welcoming Resources, UCC minister and Side A Christian leader Rebecca Voelkel reflects on her time there and discusses how her experience growing up in a progressive church gave her a passion for social justice.

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November 13, 2013

For Tyler. In 2010, America was captivated by the tragic story of Tyler Clementi, a gay college freshman who died by suicide after being publicly humiliated by his roommate. This week, his mother Jane Clementi joins Justin to talk about grief, loss, and moving on.

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2012-2013 Season

 

 
August 7, 2013

Transparently Transgender. Trans Christian Lisa Salazar, author of Transparently: Behind the Scenes of a Good Life, discusses her struggles to accept herself as transgender and the Bible passages that gave her hope.

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August 1, 2013

Tyler and Yakko? Tyler Connoley, co-author of The Children Are Free, returns to the show with questions for Justin and conversations about Justin's long-lost nickname and where to find hope in the modern church.

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July 17, 2013

Gay and Side B. Justin talks to Ron Belgau, author of GCN's "Side B" Great Debate essay, about being a gay Christian who advocates for celibacy and a traditional sexual ethic.

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July 10, 2013

A Reformation Project. Outspoken "Side A" Christian Matthew Vines discusses his view of the Bible, his famous YouTube video, and why he believes it's sinful to condemn same-sex relationships.

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July 3, 2013

Pretending to Be Gay. Justin talks to Tim Kurek, a straight Christian man who made headlines for spending a year pretending to be gay and writing a book about the experience. Was it a good decision or did he go too far? You be the judge!

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June 26, 2013

DOMA is Dead! In a "semi-live" show, GCN Justin and Montana Marty discuss today's US Supreme Court rulings on two very important cases pertaining to same-sex couples.

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June 12, 2013

Seventh-Gay Adventists. Filmmakers Daneen Akers and Stephen Eyer discuss their documentary about gay people in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the stories that motivated them as a straight couple to care about LGBT issues.

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June 5, 2013

Spiritual But Not Religious. Pastor Lillian Daniel discusses her new book, When "Spiritual But Not Religious" Is Not Enough, tackling topics ranging from when prayer feels like a burden to how she responds to the claim that religion causes war and hate.

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May 17, 2013

Christian Publishing. Wendy Grisham, publisher of Jericho Books, talks about the publishing industry and offers advice to aspiring authors (and suggestions for a summer reading list). Meanwhile, Justin confesses his big book secret.

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May 10, 2013

The Feud. Justin strikes up a fake feud with Mark Sandlinpastor, blogger, and co-founder of The Christian Left—after Mark beats Justin in an online competition. Also, the guys discuss the relationship between faith and politics and why so many Christians are reluctant to call themselves "Christians."

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May 3, 2013

Sports... Or Something. "No-Name" Matt is back! This week, he and Justin discuss the coming out of pro basketball player Jason Collins, debates about gay players in locker rooms, and Justin's total lack of sports knowledge. Also... give Matt a name!

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April 26, 2013

Ex-Gays and Ex-Ex-Gays. Justin gets passionate as he and Montana Marty discuss this week's breaking news about John Paulk, one of the most famous ex-gay "success stories" of the past. This is a show you may want to share with anyone you know who thinks ex-gay therapy works.

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April 12, 2013

Homophobia-phobia? Brandon Ambrosino says he was a gay student at Liberty University, but his experience wasn't the horror story most people would expect. This week, he shares why he spoke out, and why he thinks we shouldn't be so quick to judge one another.

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March 29, 2013

Does Jesus Really Love Me? Author Jeff Chu's new book describes his pilgrimage to learn how Christians of all sorts see homosexuality. Find out what happened when he went to both Westboro and a gay church... and what Justin thinks about the way he's portrayed in the book!

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March 22, 2013

Samantha Hasty-Zander. GCN's office manager was raised by carnival workers before attending Liberty University as a gay Christian. This week, she discusses her vision for GCN's women's ministry and strategies for having difficult conversations without resorting to verbal violence.

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March 15, 2013

What You Wish. What do you wish straight Christians knew about gay Christians? Justin and Web Developer Matthew read your responses and talk about the upcoming changes to GCN's website.

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March 8, 2013

Justin's "Oasis" Keynote. What's the line between truth and love, between doctrine and legalism? In this humorous, thought-provoking sermon, Justin Lee explores those questions at the 2013 GCN conference.

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March 1, 2013

A Year of Biblical Womanhood. Popular author and blogger Rachel Held Evans discusses her new book A Year of Biblical Womanhood, the state of modern evangelicalism, and her tips for aspiring bloggers. Also... a stuffed turkey?

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February 22, 2013

The Westboro Perspective. Is it possible to actually learn something from the Westboro protesters about dealing with conflict? GCN Justin and Montana Marty discuss. Also, hear a cool story about God's work in Grand Rapids... and a ridiculous email!

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January 31, 2013

Pros and Cons. New guest host Stace-Eh joins Justin to talk about what's good and what's bad about being gay and Christian. Tune in and find out if your list matches theirs!

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December 28, 2012

I've Been There. Special guest Justin Ryan joins GCN Justin in the studio to discuss his singing career, "hair through the ages," and a story guaranteed to make you gasp. This episode will make you laugh and cry; don't miss it!

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December 21, 2012

The Truth about TORN. Montana Marty turns the tables this week, giving Justin a turn as interviewee, fielding questions about his new book, TORN, and answering his critics.

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December 14, 2012

I Wish You Knew. A brand-new season of GCN Radio begins! This week: What do gay Christians wish straight Christians knew about them?

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Previous Episodes

 

 
November 23, 2011

Remembering Brian. A special message in honor of Brian, who helped create GCN Radio in 2004.

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December 18, 2010

2010 Finale. In the final show of 2010, Justin and Matt delve into the serious and the silly: Is everyone really bisexual? Should Christians be allowed to discriminate? Are Sunday School teachers nuts? Chime in on these and many other issues!

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December 11, 2010

Kids Need Support. Justin and Matt discuss a Christian group's response to a study suggesting that LGBT kids need the support of their parents, and listeners comment on past shows.

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December 5, 2010

Bisexuality. Special guest host Robin joins the boys to discuss her experiences and combat the stereotypes of bisexuals. The most "live" episode of GCN Radio we've ever done!

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November 19, 2010

The Choir. Members of the Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning Christian rock group The Choir join Justin to discuss their career, the Christian music industry, and a controversial lyric on their new album that some perceive as too gay-friendly. (Plus, hear Justin geek out. He's a huge fan.)

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November 12, 2010

Generous Spaciousness. Matt and Justin return to discuss Christian perspectives on Halloween and recent listener comments, and guest Wendy Gritter talks about how to provide space for dialogue and disagreement in the midst of a culture war.

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October 29, 2010

Good News Well Written. We've all heard of the King James Bible, but who was King James, and is it true that he was gay? While Justin's in Texas rehearsing for the GCN musical, GCN Radio presents a classic talk by Dr. Ralph Blair about everything you never knew about the King James Bible.

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October 22, 2010

Ashamed of Christianity. Are you ashamed of Christianity? Listeners respond to Juliet's comment from last week's show about being agnostic in the face of Christian bigotry. Also, Justin and Matt comment on news from the Boy Scouts and a church losing thousands of members because of its stance on gay issues. Find out why this week!

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October 18, 2010

Meet Matt! GCN Radio's new mysterious co-host is revealed! Also, listeners chime in with their thoughts on our most recent show about atheists and gay teen bullying.

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October 1, 2010

Religion Quiz. Do atheists know Christianity better than Christians? Take the quiz. Also, Justin discusses the tragedy of five recent gay teen suicides.

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August 20, 2010

Brian's Last Show. On long-time GCN Radio co-host Brian's final show, listeners from around the world share their feelings about the show and Brian and Justin discuss how to know when God is calling you to do something special.

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August 13, 2010

Letting Go. Hear the music and story of Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Jennifer Knapp as she answers questions about her career, her spiritual journey, and her experience of coming out as a lesbian.

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August 6, 2010

Prop 8 Ruling. This week, a special comment from Justin about the new ruling about Proposition 8 and what it means for LGBT Christians.

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July 30, 2010

Justin Keynote 2010. In his 2010 keynote at the Gay Christian Network conference, Justin discusses the "mountaintop experience" and what we are called to do in our daily lives as Christians.

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July 23, 2010

Welcoming Baptists. Brian and Justin interview Robin Lunn, board chair of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, and Justin asks about welcoming Side B ministries.

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July 16, 2010

What Do We Want? Brian makes an important announcement; listeners respond to recent shows; Justin asks what LGBT Christians really want straight Christians to do to prove their compassion.

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July 9, 2010

Almost There. With Justin in Minneapolis, Brian interviews singer/songwriter Michael Scott McBride, who performs "live" on the show (or at least as live as a podcast gets!)

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July 2, 2010

Founding Exodus. Michael Bussee, one of the original founders of the largest ex-gay organization in the world, discusses how it came to be, why he left, and what he thinks needs to change in the "ex-gay" world.

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June 25, 2010

YouTube. Meet Joe, a gay Christian teen on YouTube, and hear how support from GCN helped him in his transition from a closeted young Catholic to an out and proud video blogger. Also, listeners respond to the Dignity show, and Justin asks a question about Courage.

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June 18, 2010

Ling Lam. Hilarious and thoughtful Ling Lam, Board Chair of The Gay Christian Network, shares his story of coming to America, finding himself, and finding God. Also, hear his thoughts on ex-gay ministries, coping with loss, and making relationships work.

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June 11, 2010

Catholic Dignity. Hear Marianne Duddy-Burke, executive director of DignityUSA, an organization for LGBT Catholics, as she talks about the situation in the Roman Catholic Church and how her organization is seeking to make change.

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June 4, 2010

Christians Who Love. Brian and Justin answer listener mail, including a letter from a 91-year-old fan, and discuss difficult situations with families, GCN's mini-conference details... and spicy chicken.

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May 28, 2010

Uganda. Hear Moses, a gay Christian from Uganda, as he shares his firsthand stories about the dangers faced by gay people in that country and how American Christians are involved. Also, listeners respond to Tony Campolo and other recent GCN Radio shows.

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May 21, 2010

Tony Campolo Keynote. Renowned author and minister Dr. Tony Campolo shares his thoughts on gay Christians, same-sex marriage, and the state of the church in this address at the 2010 Gay Christian Network conference.

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May 14, 2010

Spam and Scandal. Can gay actors convincingly play straight? Why do we get so much spam? Aaron and Justin discuss these questions and several hot controversies of the day, including a follow-up from last week's rentboy scandal.

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May 7, 2010

The Rekers Controversy. Brian and Justin discuss news about George Rekers, the conservative Christian caught with a young gay prostitute; listeners share their thoughts on past episodes and other topics; Justin talks about a YouTube video he found recently and why it moved him.

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April 30, 2010

Mary Lou Wallner. A Christian mother whose lesbian daughter committed suicide, discusses the events leading up to her daughter's tragic death and how it motivated her to help combat homophobia among parents across the country.

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April 23, 2010

Jack Rogers. Jack Rogers, former moderator of the Presbyterian Church USA and author of Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church, discusses how studying the Bible changed his mind about the morality of gay relationships.

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April 16, 2010

Peggy Campolo. This week, a powerful show as Peggy Campolo, a Christian activist for LGBT causes and wife of influential evangelical pastor Dr. Tony Campolo, tells the incredible story of how God changed her life and brought her to be a voice of hope for so many people...and what she sees as the future for Side A and Side B in the church.

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April 9, 2010

Catholic Scandal. After something "breaks," Brian and Justin debut a new intro for the show, discuss the new season and an upcoming Side B book, and react to the sexual abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church.

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March 26, 2010

2010 Teaser. Welcome to a new season! In this special 2010 teaser episode, Brian and Justin talk about the upcoming season of GCN Radio and play a fun song that dares to imagine GCN as a cola.

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December 11, 2009

2009 Finale. In the finale episode of 2009, Brian and Justin talk about the Christmas story, the Magi, the decade, being "more than saved," and running GCN in a difficult economy.

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December 4, 2009

Comment-a-thon. Aaron and Justin answer a huge batch of listener mail on topics such as the "other side" of the ex-gay debate, when outing your kids is okay, the GCN Top 10, and much more!

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November 27, 2009

Derek Webb. Christian singer-songwriter Derek Webb made his name as part of Dove Award-winning band Caedmon's Call, and now is known for his own powerful solo work. Find out why his latest album has stirred up controversy and why he cares so much about the gay community.

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November 20, 2009

Wesley Hill. Justin goes to England and meets with Wesley Hill, a celibate gay Christian. The two discuss coping with loneliness, changing the church, and what it means to be "Side B."

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November 13, 2009

Anne Rice. She was an atheist, famous for her novels about vampires, including Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat. So why is she now writing novels about Jesus and angels instead? What is God doing in her life? And what does she think about gay people, including her novelist son Christopher? Find out this week!

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November 6, 2009

Misty Irons. She's a married, straight, evangelical Christian. So why is blogger Misty Irons so concerned about gay rights? This is an episode you'll want all your friends and your whole family to hear.

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October 31, 2009

Kori Ashton. Christian singer Kori Ashton used to sing at ex-gay events; now she's performing at the GCN conference! This week, hear about her Christian faith, her inspirational music, and how God has worked in her life.

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October 23, 2009

Late Bloomer. GCN Radio listener Judy joins Brian and Justin to tell her story and talk about what it's like to come out later in life.

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October 16, 2009

Losing Relevance? Is the church losing relevance in our modern culture? This week, listeners chime in on their opinions about what's happening to the church, and Brian and Justin discuss ways to stop a negative trend.

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October 9, 2009

At GCN HQ. Aaron has been working for GCN for 8 months now, so this week he comes on the show to provide some insight into what it's like working for The Gay Christian Network, and to help Brian and Justin respond to listener comments.

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September 25, 2009

Rick Brentlinger. Author Rick Brentlinger discusses his conservative Christian past, his book Gay Christian 101, and why he believes the Bible does not condemn same-sex relationships.

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September 14, 2009

Lutheran Changes. Guest Ross Murray is on the show from Lutherans Concerned to explain how recent decisions in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America will affect the LGBT community. Also, listener Travis writes in to ask a deeply personal question.

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August 28, 2009

Two Talks. Brian shares portions of talks by Harvard minister Rev. Peter Gomes and Pentecostal preacher Sister Evelyn Schave from the 2009 GCN conference in Anaheim, CA.

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August 21, 2009

Sweet Repeat. LA Talk Radio personality Tony Sweet is back on the show for a discussion of current events; plus, details about the upcoming GCN conference and other good news!

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August 14, 2009

Good Samaritan. Brian and Justin discuss the Bible stories of The Good Samaritan and Mary and Martha; listeners struggle with rejection.

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August 7, 2009

Pride and Prejudice. Back from the UK, Justin talks about his travels; Brian and Justin respond to listener comments and questions on topics like "Is gay 'pride' a sin?" and "Should I transition if my family is prejudiced against transgender individuals?"

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July 31, 2009

From Mrs. Fletcher to Chumbawamba: A History of Fallenness. Another "blast from the past" this week, as Justin presents his humorous 2006 keynote address to a group of LGBT Christians.

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July 24, 2009

Trans and Catholic. Brian's sometimes-outrageous friend Erica Godfrey joins Brian and Justin to discuss her experiences as a transgender woman and a Catholic.

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July 17, 2009

GCN in the UK. Justin interviews a group of GCN members at a retreat in the United Kingdom, about what it's like to be gay and Christian in their various countries.

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July 3, 2009

Bi-phobia. Listeners offer feedback and ask questions on a variety of topics, including bisexuality, coming out in school, self-destructive behavior, and non-affirming churches.

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June 26, 2009

Shawn Thomas. Gay Christian singer/songwriter Shawn Thomas travels with his music ministry to churches around the country. This week, he shares his life and music, telling what brought him to be so open about his faith even when it might cost him the approval of others.

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June 19, 2009

The Next Generation. Instead of a regular show this week, Justin presents a "blast from the past," featuring a humorous keynote he delivered in 2005 called "GLBT Christian Ministry: The Next Generation."

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June 12, 2009

Fruit of the Spirit. Brian and Justin discuss current events at GCN and some personal news about Justin; then, a discussion ensues about Galatians and the "fruits of the Spirit," including important advice for those who may be feeling far from where God wants them to be.

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June 5, 2009

Homosexianity. Pastor Romell Weekly, author of the new book Homosexianity, talks about how Bible study helped him accept his sexuality, and the difficult process of coming out to his congregation. Also, listeners chime in on recent shows.

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May 29, 2009

New Direction. Wendy Gritter was leading a prominent "ex-gay" ministry in Canada, but she lost friends and funding when her ministry changed its direction and began focusing on building bridges between gays and Christians instead. Find out why she did it, and hear our listeners (passionately!) weigh in on the Chi Alpha controversy we discussed a few weeks ago.

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May 22, 2009

Straight Spouse. You've heard the story of Ray Boltz, the Christian music star who came out of the closet. Now hear the other side of the story. Carol Boltz, Ray's wife, was shattered when she learned her husband was gay. This week, hear how she picked up the pieces and what she has to say to others in similar situations.

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May 8, 2009

Chi Alpha. A controversial show this week! Chris Donohoe, a student at Cornell University, petitioned the school to pull funding from a campus Christian group when they removed him from leadership over his sexuality. Did he stand up for what's right, or did he go too far? You tell us!

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May 1, 2009

Sex and Dating 2. Brian and Justin respond to more questions from listeners about matters of faith, relationships, and sexual morality.

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April 17, 2009

Day of Silence 2009. Following last year's Day of Silence episode, Justin again takes the mic to encourage breaking the silence - this time in a different way.

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April 10, 2009

The Evangelical Network. Todd Ferrell, president of The Evangelical Network, discusses the state of evangelicalism today and predicts what the future holds for gays in the evangelical community.

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April 3, 2009

Diet Homosexuality? Brian returns from his short break, Justin responds to a recent ex-gay article attacking Side B relationships, and GCN Office Manager Nate K shares about current events at the GCN office.

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March 28, 2009

Tony Sweet. L.A. Talk Radio host Tony Sweet is on the show to talk about his faith and how God is taking him to new places he never expected.

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March 21, 2009

Action. Justin departs from the show's usual format to talk about the past, present, and future of GCN, and what is happening this week that could change everything.

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March 13, 2009

Through My Eyes. Special guest Michelle Friesen, one of the Christians interviewed for GCN's new documentary Through My Eyes, tells her story and what it was like to see herself in the film.

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March 6, 2009

Sex and Dating. Brian and Justin respond to listeners' questions about sex and dating. Topics include: What is lust? Is masturbation a sin? How do you know when to pursue a relationship?

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February 20, 2009

Gay Bishop. Bishop Gene Robinson, the only openly-gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, has become known as the "gay bishop" because of the controversy surrounding his ordination. Hear his response to questions about his faith and the state of the church today, and find out why Justin thinks Christians need to take action.

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February 13, 2009

Be Your Best (and other stuff). Brian and Justin discuss GCN news; listeners call in with coming-out advice; is it selfish to take time for yourself?

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December 25, 2008

Christmas Special 2008. Continuing a tradition from previous years, this episode departs from the usual format to present a series of Christmas greetings from GCN members.

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December 12, 2008

Sixpence. Leigh Nash, lead singer of pop band Sixpence None the Richer, is on the show to discuss the group's Christian roots, their breakup and reuniting, and their new Christmas album! (We've made this show available in a higher-quality stereo version for all the fans!)

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December 5, 2008

Prop 8. Brian and Justin discuss gay marriage and Prop 8; listeners chime in on how they reconciled their faith and sexuality.

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November 14, 2008

A Mother's Book. Carrol Grady, author of My Son, Beloved Stranger, tells about being a conservative Christian mother with a gay son and how her struggle to understand led to a powerful book.

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November 7, 2008

Fagbug. When Erin Davies' car was vandalized with the word "fag," she took it on a cross-country trip to spark discussion about homophobia in our society. Hear her story and what our listeners have to say about being Christians in the closet.

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October 24, 2008

Ray Boltz Comes Out. Dove Award-winning Christian music artist Ray Boltz ("The Anchor Holds," "Watch the Lamb") tells his story of struggling with his own sexuality and eventually coming out as a gay Christian.

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October 17, 2008

Season 6 Begins! A familiar voice is back for a discussion of internet etiquette, celebrities coming out, and more!

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GCN Radio, Season 5:


 
June 27, 2008

Season 5 Finale. Season 5 comes to a close and Justin announces a summer break for GCN Radio.

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June 13, 2008

The Word of God. Justin introduces GCN's newest board member, Tana Kjos, and talks with her about the Word of God and what it means in our lives.

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May 30, 2008

Listeners Speak Out. In a follow-up to last month's "Breaking the Silence" episode, GCN Radio listeners speak their hearts and minds to finally break the silences in their own lives and the lives of their LGBT Christian brothers and sisters.

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May 23, 2008

100th Episode. Justin, Brian, Nate T, and Nate K are all on hand to celebrate the 100th episode of GCN Radio!

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May 9, 2008

Formerly Ex-Gay. Ann Phillips was a leader in the ex-gay movement, heading up the women's ministry at one of the most prominent ex-gay Christian ministries in the world. Her story of "becoming straight" has been used by many to "prove" that ex-gay therapy works, yet now she's out of the movement and admits that she's still gay (and Christian!) after all.

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April 25, 2008

Break the Silence. Warning: This is not a regular GCN Radio episode! This week, the show departs from its usual format and takes a serious turn. Justin takes a day to talk to our listeners, one-on-one, about the National Day of Silence, why it matters, and how we can break the silence. Listen for the way GCN Radio is going to break the silence with your help.

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April 18, 2008

Christian College. This week, Justin interviews Steve, a gay Christian who spent his entire educational career in conservative Christian schools. Hear about his experience as a gay student at a Christian college in the South where being openly gay could get you expelled!

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April 12, 2008

New Vision. Justin is joined on the show by Cliff Cortland and John Steffens, two members of GCN's Board of Directors, to discuss a new vision for GCN and why it's so important to them.

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April 4, 2008

Soulmates. In Nate's absence, special guest host Nikki joins Justin to discuss relationships and the question of "soulmates." Does God have the perfect person already picked out for you?

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March 28, 2008

Trans Youth. Kim Pearson is executive director of Trans Youth Family Allies, an organization supporting families with transgender kids. This week, Justin talks to Kim and her 16-year-old transgender son Shawn about their experiences and asks them some of our listeners' top questions about trans issues. Meanwhile, Nate... wait? Where's Nate?

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March 21, 2008

Affirming Church. Pastor Tony of Grace Fellowship in Christ Jesus, an LGBT-affirming church in Dallas, TX, joins Justin and Nate to catch up for the first time since GCN's 2005 Dallas conference. The guys discuss spreading the Good News, working with non-affirming churches, and the threat of violence against LGBT people.

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March 14, 2008

Listener Mailbag. Listeners offer their thoughts on the Bible, and one listener shares a feat that has Nate questioning his sanity! Also, can gay people have positive same-sex friendships?

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March 7, 2008

More Big Questions. "Is being gay keeping me from God?" "Why do Christians hide in a 'safe zone'?" "What if I'm not a virgin anymore?" "Why can't I seem to pray?" Special guest Nate K joins the guys to help answer some of the listeners' most important questions.

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February 29, 2008

God in Chemo. Former GCN Radio co-host Brian returns to discuss how God has brought him through difficult times, including his recent chemotherapy treatments.

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February 24, 2008

Friends. Nate's best friend Jesse is straight and believes gay people should be celibate. But Nate's in a relationship. Find out how their friendship thrives and what our listeners have to say about the friendships in their lives.

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December 12, 2007

Secrets, Part 2. Last time, Justin and Nate responded to listeners sharing their deepest, darkest secrets. This time, hear even more secrets and the responses in this follow-up episode.

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November 23, 2007

Secrets, Part 1. This week, listeners anonymously share some of their deepest, darkest secrets in a special hour-long show. Find out what has been weighing on the hearts and minds of GCN Radio listeners and what Justin and Nate have to say in response. Also, lighthearted comments on the show from two past GCN Radio guests!

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November 2, 2007

Christian Walk. Justin and Nate talk about what it means to have a practical, genuine Christian walk, including discussions of Bible study, prayer, and the pressure to "have it all together." Plus, does Romans 14 mean we have to stay in the closet?

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October 26, 2007

Answers and advice. Nate's back for a second round! This time, the guys answer listener questions about the work of the Holy Spirit, relationship advice, and more.

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October 19, 2007

Meet Nate! GCN Radio newcomer Nate shares his story, and he and Justin discuss topics both silly and serious.

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October 5, 2007

Gay Christian singer/songwriter Phil Putnam talks about his musical career, his struggles with God, and his new album Best of Intentions.

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September 7, 2007

Justin interviews members of the cast and crew of a new production of Bare, a musical about a Catholic high school.

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August 10, 2007

Jacob, a 15-year-old gay Christian, tells Justin about his experience at the summer camp we discussed last week; plus, meet his mom and hear what listeners have been saying about our recent hiatus.

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July 27, 2007

A new season begins! Meet Larry Grimaldi, one of the directors and producers of Camp Out, a documentary about the world's first gay Christian Bible camp.

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GCN Radio, Season 4:


 
March 16, 2007

Farewell to Brian. This week, a special GCN Radio retrospective featuring memories, listener comments, and clips from some of our favorite shows as we say goodbye to GCN Radio's first producer and co-host.

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February 23, 2007

Marsha Stevens-Pino has been called the "mother of contemporary Christian music." Find out what happened when she came out of the closet as a lesbian!

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February 16, 2007

Actor Chad Allen (End of the Spear, "Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman") tells his story of coming out and finding God in Hollywood!

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February 2, 2007

The big questions. We asked for your big questions, and you responded! This week we begin going through some of our listeners' biggest questions about faith and sexuality.

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January 19, 2007

Why are we gay? The question on everyone's mind gets a thorough answer this week as we interview psychologist and author Dr. David Myers about the causes of sexual orientation.

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January 2, 2007

New Year! Straight Christian guest Andrew Marin discusses his efforts to build bridges with the LGBT community through the foundation he started; call-in listeners chime in on a variety of topics.

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December 22, 2006

Christmas Special, 2006. Our third annual Christmas special; once again, listeners offer their Christmas greetings to the entire GCN community.

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December 8, 2006

Critics and Role Models. Listeners share their role models; Justin reads some recent anti-gay mail; Brian and Justin share their stories.

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November 24, 2006

Obsessed with Sex?: The Responses. Brian and Justin discuss recent developments in Baptist and Catholic positions on homosexuality; listeners chime in on a host of issues, includng the debate about whether gay culture is obsessed with sex!

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November 10, 2006

Zakiya calls herself a "triple minority," facing sexism, racism, and homophobia. This week, she shares her story and what brought her to God in the midst of prejudice and personal struggle. Also, Brian and Justin discuss recent celebrity outings.

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October 27, 2006

GCN Radio co-host Brian makes an announcement; listeners share their stories of ways God has worked in their lives.

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October 20, 2006

GCN Radio listener Billy Flood talks about theater auditions, the "DL" scene, and why gay men are so common in the performing arts.

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October 9, 2006

The boys have their first repeat guests, pop group Jason and deMarco. Find out what they've been up to since we interviewed them two years ago, and how they respond to their critics in the Christian community.

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September 15, 2006

Signs, Science, and Sex. Guest Jeramy Townsley discusses the science of sexual orientation; Brian and Justin follow up on more silly church signs; is the gay community obsessed with sex?

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August 25, 2006

"Fags!" Justin gets called a nasty name, and the ensuing discussion ranges from cheerleader movies to the nature of sin. Also, a listener shares a moving story.

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August 18, 2006

Pastor Jeff Miner, co-author of The Children Are Free: Reexamining the Biblical Evidence on Same-Sex Relationships, continues the discussion we began two weeks ago about his book and why the Bible is Good News for gay people.

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August 11, 2006

No, he's not gay, and we didn't ask his views on gay issues. But singer/songwriter Lee Bozeman is the front man for Luxury, Justin's favorite Christian rock band, and he's on the show this week to talk about Christian music and his own career as one of Christian music's most under-appreciated artists. *** This show is also available in a higher-quality stereo version due to its musical content.

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August 4, 2006

What happens when the child of missionaries comes out of the closet, hangs onto his faith, defies gay stereotypes, and writes a book about a pro-gay approach to the Bible? He makes it on GCN Radio, of course. Hear Tyler Connoley's story, co-author of The Children Are Free: Reexamining the Biblical Evidence on Same-Sex Relationships.

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July 2, 2006

How do you handle hate mail or hurtful comments from friends and family? Also, listeners share their most influential media experiences.

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June 26, 2006

Discussion of the latest news for gay clergy in the Presbyterian USA and Episcopal Churches, plus silly church signs and listeners share what makes them different.

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June 16, 2006

Guest Jeffrey Barnes discusses his one man play, Remember Who Made You; listeners share their own stories from high school.

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June 9, 2006

Listeners respond to our Mother's Day show with some of their own advice and struggles dealing with family; Brian and Justin discuss parallels between the X-Men series and life for the gay community.

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June 2, 2006

Brian gives an update on his health, and the boys discuss a recent news item regarding the North Carolina Baptist State Convention.

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May 12, 2006

Happy Mother's Day! Hear what Sandy, one gay young man's mother, has to say about her son and the experience of coming to terms with his sexuality.

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May 5, 2006

A more serious show this week, as Justin gets on a soapbox to talk about current events, Focus on the Family, and the church's involvement in politics.

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April 28, 2006

Guest Wayne Jacobsen, president of BridgeBuilders, discusses the conflict over gay students in public schools and how to begin a productive dialogue on controversial issues.

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April 25, 2006

This show is later than usual, but it's also extra-long! Guest host Kennan joins Justin again to discuss our listeners' movie recommendations dealing with GLBT and Christian themes.

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April 14, 2006

Good Friday/Easter Special. Take a few minutes out of your day to remember what we celebrate on Easter and why we who are GLBT maintain our faith in spite of obstacles.

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April 7, 2006

The boys finally get around to all the listener mail that's been piling up from the past few shows. Our listeners sound off on humor, party-line thinking, positive coming-out experiences, and the Crash vs. Brokeback debate.

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March 31, 2006

Candace Chellew-Hodge discusses how she came to found Whosoever, the online magazine for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Christians.

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March 24, 2006

Justin revisits one of his favorite shows from Season One, an interview with Dr. Ralph Blair about the need for gay Christians to put Christ first in all things.

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March 17, 2006

Rev. Troy Perry is the founder of Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), the world's first denomination with a specific focus on the gay and lesbian community. This week, Brian and Justin talk to him about the history and future of the church he started.

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March 10, 2006

Lightehearted chat this week about trends and the Academy Awards, plus listener comments about what makes them stand out as Christians in the gay world.

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March 3, 2006

Brian is back! This week, we hear positive comments from GCN Radio fans around the world and discuss whether we live in a "party line society."

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February 27, 2006

In Brian's absence, Justin chats with GCN tech guy Kennan via the internet. Topics include parents, GCN, and a new scientific study.

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February 10, 2006

Season 4 begins! Brian and Justin discuss listener ideas for the new season and chat with special guest Eric, author of "Two World Collision," about the struggle to come to terms with himself as a gay Christian.

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GCN Radio, Season 3:

 
December 23, 2005

It's the annual Christmas special! This week, we take a break from our usual format to present Christmas greetings from gay and lesbian Christians and their supporters from around the world. After this episode, we'll be taking a break for a few weeks, to return in late January with a new season!

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December 16, 2005

How do you reconcile being gay with being Christian? Several GCN listeners call in to tell their stories of reconciliation. Also, Brian and Justin discuss common Christmas myths.

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December 9, 2005

One of our silliest (and most fun) shows this season! Brian and Justin discuss the buzz about hot new movies including Rent, Brokeback Mountain, and the first Narnia film. Also, listeners give their opinions on gay couples holding hands in public.

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December 2, 2005

It's a packed show! Brian and Justin discuss the Vatican's recent announcement about gay priests; listeners offer their thoughts on gay stereotypes; and lead singer Mel from Christian rock band Canaan talks about the band's musical journey.

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November 25, 2005

Are you in the closet? This week, GCN Radio listeners share their thoughts on what it's like to be in the closet, and why they're reluctant to come out.

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November 18, 2005

More Light Presbyterians field coordinator Michael Adee discusses the situation for LGBT Christians in the Presbyterian Church USA.

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November 11, 2005

It's a more laid-back show this week, as Brian and Justin discuss stereotypes of the gay community and their own personal "addictions."

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November 4, 2005

Dennis is young, Asian, and gay. On this week's show, he talks about what it's like to be a gay youth, why he's still in the closet, and what it is about his family dynamic that complicates the issue. If you're a gay youth, this show is for you!

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October 28, 2005

Justin talks about his appearance on the Dr. Phil show, Pach returns with a new batch of news, and Brian gives Justin a new nickname.

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October 14, 2005

What about the Bible? Brian and Justin talk to TruthSetsFree.net founder Justin Cannon about what the Bible says, and doesn't say, about homosexuality.

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October 10, 2005

On a special Monday episode, Justin learns how hard it is to run the show when Brian's not around! Meanwhile, Brian interviews Judith Snow, author of How It Feels to Have a Gay or Lesbian Parent.

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September 30, 2005

Would you take a pill to change your orientation? Hear what others have to say; you might be surprised!

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September 16, 2005

With Justin on vacation, Brian revisits an interview with singer/songwriter Steve Schalchlin.

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September 9, 2005

Brian and Justin discuss grief, death, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Where is God in the midst of it all?

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September 2, 2005

In this episode, we revisit an interview we did last year with gay Christian pop duo Jason & deMarco.

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August 26, 2005

This week, hear responses to our question about the gay rights movement and meet Eric Pachicano, our new news guy. Oh, and have you heard about the gay rams?

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August 19, 2005

This week, we have a new question, a rather humorous article about Exodus, and information about the upcoming GCN conference. Plus, guest Joshua Alexander talks about making relationships work.

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August 12, 2005

Season Three begins with podcasting, a phone-in question, and Gregory, our first transgender guest.

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GCN Radio, Season 2:

 
March 30, 2005

Edison Bolin knows about poverty.  In this episode, he tells how he came to be handing out Bibles and witnessing to the down-and-out on the streets of Los Angeles.

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February 25, 2005

Are you depressed? Do you know someone who is? Mental health counselor Betty Hancock is on the show to talk about strategies for battling the depression that many of us have faced.

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Special Christmas Episode, 2004

No issue discussion this week; instead, we present you with Christmas greetings from GCN members around the world.  Merry Christmas!

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November 23, 2004

Filmmaker Brian Dannelly, writer/director of Saved!, discusses why his film has generated so much controversy in the Christian community.

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October 27, 2004

Are you struggling to feel loved by God, wondering if you could somehow become straight?  Sherri Cheeseboro has been there, and her testimony just might change the way you see things.

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October 13, 2004

Pastor Lee Thompson of The Gathering Place Worship Center takes questions on Christian forgiveness. How do we forgive those who have hurt us deeply?

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September 29, 2004

Is it internalized homophobia if a gay man chooses lifelong celibacy out of devotion to Christ? Matt leads a group for people doing just that.

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September 15, 2004

Season two of GCN Radio opens with Andrew Hyde, the openly gay cheerleader who teamed up with his conservative Christian father on CBS's "The Amazing Race."

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GCN Radio, Season 1:

 
July 21, 2004

It's a super-sized show!  Singer/songwriter Steve Schalchlin, a gay man living with AIDS, discusses his two musicals and the online diary that made him famous.

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July 7, 2004

Rev. Mel White, author of Stranger at the Gate and co-founder of Soulforce, Inc., talks about his own past and his vision for the future of LGBT individuals in the church.

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June 23, 2004

Peterson Toscano talks about his one man show, "Doin' Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House," based on his experiences in the ex-gay movement.

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June 16, 2004

Dr. Ralph Blair, founder and president of Evangelicals Concerned, talks about the state of affairs for gay Christians today.  Have we lost our edge?

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June 2, 2004
 
Worried about coming out to your parents?  Patti Ellis is on the show to give advice and share her own journey of coming to accept her gay son.

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May 26, 2004

Christian pop duo Jason & deMarco join us to talk about being gay in the Christian music world!

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May 10, 2004
 
Mark Richey joins the guys as a special guest for this week's episode.  Yes, there are gay guys who like sports.

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April 23, 2004
 
Brian and Justin chat with longtime member Bill from Tampa. If you ever feel uncertain in your walk as a gay Christian, this is the show to listen to!

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April 3, 2004

Brian is back from the hospital, and this week, he's joined right in the studio by Jason from Indiana (aka Oboeguy).

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March 12, 2004

One of the most wonderful examples of Christian compassion, Alma is our guest for this week's show, all the way from the UK.

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February 28, 2004
Justin and Brian chat about current events, and Justin gets the giggles.

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February 20, 2004
Special guest James tells how he went from singing in church to working on a gay Christian music project with Brian.

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February 12, 2004
A truly inspirational story: Danny tells us how finding hope in Christ enabled him to escape a past of drug abuse.

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January 31, 2004
 
The incomparable Stuart talks about coming out and finding self-worth in God's eyes.  Meanwhile, Brian's studio equipment goes kaput!

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January 22, 2004
 
Annika, the woman who spawned GCN's women's ministry, talks about her name, Jewish cats, and women in the gay world.

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January 15, 2004
 
Gay Christian columnist Nathan Gunter, author of "Queer as Faith," joins the boys as their first guest.

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January 08, 2004
 
The pilot episode.  Co-hosts Justin and Brian introduce themselves and talk about the origins of GCN Radio.

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