By now you’ve probably seen the retraction from Eugene Peterson. Just yesterday, the internet was abuzz with the news that Peterson affirmed same-sex marriage and would even officiate a gay wedding. But today came the news that Peterson was disavowing his words in the interview. When I heard this, my heart hit the floor. Once… Read More We’ve been here before: Eugene Peterson and LGBTQ loss
“The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future, or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain.” … Read More The Internet and the rise of tyranny
My name is James Farlow, and I attended my 6th Gay Christian Network conference in Houston. It’s a pilgrimage my wife Rebecca and I make every year. Why do we go? We’re not gay, bi, or trans; just a straight cis married couple. We’re also evangelical Christians, which makes many people think that this is the… Read More Why this straight man is at a gay conference
It’s hard to believe, but I have been taking pictures for almost 14 years now. There’s one person I owe it all to: my grandfather, Da. I didn’t have much experience with photography growing up. In fact, I didn’t do much with any of the arts, save some early high school theater. My dad is… Read More Why I am a photographer
It was time to relax. I decided that I would definitely need a day to just rest and have fun, so I decided to spend an extra day in SLO (San Luis Obispo). SLO has rapidly become my favorite place to visit in California; it has all the wine, good food, and ambiance of Santa… Read More Driving through the desert, Day 3.5: the day I learned to SLO down and go wine-tasting with Melvin.
(For a recap of my journey, start on Day 1) I was pretty tired after my long day out on Carrizo Plain, but of course that didn’t stop me from looking for photo opportunities. Earlier in June I had taken the scenic route to SLO, and I had really wanted to get a picture of oak… Read More Driving through the desert, Day 3: the night I slept like a baby and missed a once in a lifetime photograph
People say it’s hard to come down from the mountaintop. I found it to be the opposite: coming down from the mountaintop is euphoric. Getting to the top of the mountain is exhausting, scary, and uncertain. It’s after the mountaintop experience when you begin to process the feeling of accomplishment and growth that it becomes… Read More Driving through the desert Day 2.5: the day where it took me ten hours to go 100 miles.
(if this is your first glimpse into my roadtrip check out Day 1) Before I even get started with day 2, I need to talk about what happened before. About how I ended up with a campsite and more importantly, some new friends. I was afraid. During the drive up to Pine Mountain, there was very… Read More Driving through the desert, Day 2: Welcome to Pissing Rock
It’s time to get the hell out of dodge. Or LA. If this is your first time here, my name is James Farlow, and for the next week I will be photo-blogging my drive across the state of California. I’ll be sharing about my experiences on the road, the people I meet, pictures I take,… Read More Driving through the desert, Day 1: the day I went to the mountaintop
When I think about this day, I don’t think so much about the history and the politics. I think about Becky and Myrna, and their joy together as they walked down the aisle. I think of Richard and Dean, who will celebrate together in a beautiful ceremony in North Carolina. I think of Michael and… Read More Today