Have Hope; Will Travel

with Katie Axelson

{26} National Coming Out Day [Karen Fig]

This episode of Have Hope; Will Travel is especially tender. Because Karen Fig isn’t just a member of the LGBTQ+ community. She’s a close friend.

Like Karen has checked my head for lice.

One time we shared a bed and only one of us got bedbugs.

She’s involved in some of the stories I shared in the book Jesus Shoes.

You might even recognize her from my Facebook profile picture.

In episode {26} she shares her story about what it was like to realize she’s queer and then come out.

  • How did her church respond?
  • How did her friends and community respond?
  • What did they do/say that was helpful? What did they do/say that was hurtful?
  • How can we love our LGBTQ+ friends well?

She shares her story of her own faith deconstruction and where she’s found her place in the greater Church community.

I know I learned some things listening to Karen, and I’m sure you will too.

Find Have Hope; Will Travel podcast episode {26} on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and your favorite podcasting app. Or read the transcript.

Be sure to connect with Karen on Instagram and Facebook.

If you’ve got a story to share with Have Hope; Will Travel, we’d love to hear it.